Bexley Sporting Best scheme applications open

PUBLISHED: 09:09 25 June 2013 | UPDATED: 09:09 25 June 2013

Current Sporting Best recipient, fencer Laura Gladdish

Current Sporting Best recipient, fencer Laura Gladdish


The time has come to apply to for funding from Bexley’s Sporting Best scheme.

Sporting Best provides funding for young sports men and women who are already competing at national and international level. Current young people on the scheme represent a wide range of sports including athletics, taekwondo, badminton and canoe polo.

The programme, which is in its fifth year, is sponsored by Coca-Cola, which has an operating plant in Sidcup.

Cllr Don Massey, Bexley Council cabinet member for community safety and leisure, said: “I am thrilled that Coca-Cola are continuing to support the council’s Sporting Best programme.

“I know that the funding they provide has been, and will continue to be, of great assistance to Bexley’s young sporting talent”.

All applicants must live in the borough, provide evidence that they are ranked in the top 10 in their age group for their chosen sport nationally or internationally and be over 14 on September 1.

Call 0203 045 4898, email or visit for more details, the deadline for applications is September 6.

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