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Dear all,




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.


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The Manx Mountain Bike Club held the opening and first round of the National Cross Country series around a dry and fairly straight forward course at South Barrule Plantation this Sunday.
Right from the start Daniel Curtis took the reigns and won the Elite class unchallenged, however the real excitement was for second place with Paul Renshaw starting well though begins to fade towards the end allowing Les Corran who paced himself very well chance to close the gap and finish only 10 seconds behind.
In the Expert class Alex Rockwell entered some impressive lap times to finish first, with Jamie Dudley riding very well to secure a good and unchallenged second place.
The Sports category was won by convincingly by Kevin Gelling, with Nicolas Struber second and Jim Callister third.
There was a one, two, three in the Novice race between first place Dave Ashbridge, Ralph Jackson next and local sidecar passenger Jason O'Connor in his first race.
There was only one entry in the 16-18 category that of Joseph Ricciardi, who despite having no one else in his class to race against produced a turn of speed of that in a par with the elite riders.
A big thank you to all who help, marshalled and supported this event.
Full details of the lap times can be found on the clubs website at


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Results are DRAFT until 20:00


Any queries, please e-mail me at


Phew, finished.  Not bad for a 07:00 am start.

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2015 National Championship Series Trophies.

Third time lucky MMBC are going to hold the prize presentation for the 2015 National Championship Series.  The presentation is going to take place after Sundays race in South Barrule.  Hot drinks and cakes will be available after the race inside the classroom. Please support the presentation and your fellow racers.  Awards are to the following:-

Expert Ladies 1st Kate Priest

Sport Ladies 1st Julie Lyness

Elite Men's 1st Elliot Baxter, 2nd Andrew Radcliff, 2rd Nick Corlett

Expert Men's 1st Darren Murphy, 2nd Gary Kirby, 3rd Scott Morgan

Sport Men's 1st Lee gale, 2nd Martin Young, 3rd Jeff Plowman

Novice Men's 1st Toby Flack, 2nd Daniel Boyes, 3rd Oliver Pearce

Junior Men's 1st Liam Mazzone, 2nd Joe Haddock, 3rd Jamie Dudley

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b2ap3_thumbnail_WP_20151013_21_28_24_Pro.jpgSunday 18th October is Round 1 of the National Cross Country Mountain Bike Series.  South Barrule plantation will be the venue for the season opener.  Starting and finishing at the classroom the course will suit all abilities of riders.  To enter this event please see the home page on the club web site and follow the link. 

Sunday morning sign on will take place in the classroom from 0900 till 0930.  The race will start at 10am.  The course will be put out on Saturday morning and ready to pre ride by early afternoon.

Marshals are required so if you fancy sitting the first one out and bagging a 100 points please send me an e mail to . I need 6 -8 people.

After the race hot drinks and cake will be available in the classroom.  The prize presentation from the 2014/15 series will take place after the race in the classroom so please stay around and support your fellow riders.

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