We all feel a thrill when we see people from our community compete at the highest level and bring home a medal to prove it. However, 80 per cent of local talented athletes struggle with the cost of training, equipment, travel, nutrition and competition involved in progressing their sporting dream.
That's where the Halo Sport Foundation can help. Set up by Halo Leisure, a registered charity and Social Enterprise, the Foundation aims to give local ambitious able bodied and disabled sportswomen, men and children in the county, crucial support for their future.
It offers thousands of pounds-worth of funding and free training opportunities to local people. It is all about investing in local talent, supporting local athletes and inspiring local communities.
A total of 128 stars of tomorrow are receiving Foundation support this year. With your help we can help even more local talented sports people towards sporting glory. Go to www.halosportfoundation.org.uk (or click on the link to the right of the page) to meet the individuals we are helping in their bid to represent the region and country in their chosen sport and a few words from parents on the real difference Foundation funding is making.