Further to the previous information provided by Chris Quine, regarding the application process for the IOM Sport Aid Support Programme, please find attached the following:
- An application for NEW applicants to the programme
- The Head of Performance sign-off sheet to endorse all applications (you will need to add in additional lines if you have more than 8 nominations)
The forms are designed to be completed electronically if preferred.
All those currently on the programme are receiving a slightly different form that will be e-mailed directly to them. If you are unsure of who this includes from your sport, please let me know. They will still need to pass their form on to you to endorse their application.
It is up the Head of Performance to determine if they feel that someone fulfils the criteria. The Management Committee will, in exceptional circumstances consider someone who is up and coming and close to the criteria but these should be exception rather than the rule. In these instances you need to “make the case” for them.
I realise that you may be requested to submit a form by parents or athletes, who fall well short of the criteria. Please do not put someone forward who you know for certain will not be accepted onto the programme. I appreciate that sometimes this may create a difficult conversation with athletes and parents but it simply wastes everyone time, including yours and the athletes, as well as building up false hope/expectation.
All application forms and the Head of Performance sign-off sheet must be returned to me at Isle of Man Sport by Friday 27th November 2015 at the latest. We will be repeating the extended assessment again this year for new applicants in which those selected will have the opportunity to use some of the Institute services as part of their assessment for support. Those selected will be invited to a further briefing about this on Thursday 17th December, starting at 18.00 at the Institute and, if possible, we would like them to bring along their sports coach as well. It might well be worth letting new applicants know about this so that they can reserve the date.
I trust this all makes sense and is clear. Please let me know if you have any questions at all about the process or the forms.