Support for County Players

The Kent FANS Scheme offers opportunities for those sports performers that are currently members of a national team or squad, listed in the top 10 of any national age group ranking or successful in any national age group competition (top 10 finish) in the last 12 months.

There are a number of local authorities that have equivalent schemes in place to provide opportunities and support for those competing at various levels. Details of local authorities offering further opportunities are listed below:

Ashford Borough Council

Offer: Free admission for County sports performers in Ashford.

Those in a county/national team/squad/coaching squad

Nationally ranked (dependent on level)

National Champion (competition sanctioned by governing body)

More information available on the Ashford Borough Council website.

Canterbury City Council

For more information around support for sports performers in Canterbury, please email Giles Seaford, Sports Development Manager at giles.seaford@activelifeltd.co.uk

Dover District Council

Offer: Support for sports performers is on offer in the Dover District.

Folkestone & Hythe District Council

Offer: Free admission for County sports performers in Folkestone, Hythe & Romney Marsh:

A member of a County team/squad/coaching squad

County rated (dependent on level)

A County champion (competing in national competition sanctioned by the governing body)

Gravesham Borough Council

Offer: Support for sports performers is on offer in Gravesham.

More information is available directly from the Sports Development Team or via the Gravesham Borough Council website.

Medway Council

Offer: Free access at off peak times to selected Medway leisure facilities to anyone who fulfils the criteria:

Currently members of a county/national team or squad

Currently listed in the top 10 of any national age group ranking

Success in any national age group competition (top 10 finish), in the last 12 months.

Additional to this, Medway offer an Sporting Academy programme and 2012 Olympic support.

Sevenoaks District Council

Support for sports performers in Sevenoaks can be accessed via the Sevenoaks District Sports Council website.

Thanet District Council

Offer: Free access for County sports performers to Thanet’s sports facilities for personal training (FACS) and small grants between £50 and £300 for those competing at County level or above.

Free access to Hartsdown and Ramsgate sports centres at selected times for those performing at county level or above.   Please note: this scheme will be transferring across to Your Leisure from January 2019, new terms and conditions will apply.

Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council

Offer:  Free access for a member of a national team/squad.

More information is available directly from the Sports Development Team or via the Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council website.

Find out more

For more information contact the Sports Development Officer for your District.

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