Sports stars of the future score scholarship success

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Up and coming sporting stars have been honoured at Rainford High.

The first round of sports scholarships have been award at Rainford High to some of their promising sports men and women.

Following a challenging application process 9 students have been successful in securing funding from the AJ Bell Trust and Rainford High to support their sporting aspirations.

Andy Bell, former pupil and founder of the AJ Bell Trust, said: “I have been flabbergasted by the quality of sports talent at Rainford High and it is both a privilege and a pleasure to help them along their journey.

Ian Young, principal of Rainford High, said: “We are fortunate to have an incredible amount of talent within the school and some of our students are performing at a level that the curriculum does not support their progress in their chosen sport so we are delighted to be working with the AJ Bell Trust to give them opportunities that both inspire and support their dreams.”

The awards are bespoke to the individual student in some cases being exciting opportunities to be inspired by elite performers and in other cases support in attending National and World events.

The hope is that one day an Olympic Gold Medallist or another elite performer will have benefited from the opportunity the AJ Bell Trust Awards and Rainford High have given them.