What support is there for Talented Sport performers?

Support is available for talented sports performers.

Free Access to National Sports People (FANS)

The Kent FANS scheme provides opportunities for sportsmen and sportswomen of all ages who currently perform, or compete at a National level and who reside for the majority of the year in Kent. It caters for sportspeople (including those with disabilities) who are:

  • Currently members of a national team or squad.
  • Currently listed in the top 10 of any national age group ranking.
  • Successful in any national age group competition (top 10 finish), in the last 12 months.

Benefits include free access to participating sports facilities across the county, sports science sessions and discounts for certain sports equipment companies.

The following facilities in Thanet offer free access benefits:

  • Hartsdown Leisure Centre
  • Ramsgate Sports Centre
  • Manston Golf Centre
  • Marlowe Academy Athletics Track

For further information or to apply for FANS visit www.kentsport.org/ or download the FANS Application Form (PDF).