The Academy believes that for those Children wishing to compete at a high level it is vital they travel off island to compete in both the UK and Europe. The cost of ferries, flights, hire cars and accommodation can be expensive, and is an issue for the majority of island clubs.
We are therefore very grateful to our sponsor HSBC, and hopefully continued support from Jersey Sport for 2018.
The level of subsidy for 2018 is still being finalised. It is decided each year at committee and is dependent on funding, which can change year by year. As an example, In 2017 we were able to offer £75 per competitor per trip and £50 for a chaperone.
We hope to be able offer the same for 2018, but we await confirmation of what grants will be available to us.