The Ollie Johnson Memorial Trust was established in 2005 to offer help and support to young athletes within the club and to enable them to reach their full potential. Formal bursaries are now available to support committed young athletes, particularly those at college or university, to help them pay for expenses they incur as a result of pursuing their athletic career. For example, this might include paying fees to join a university athletic club, or gym membership fees, or physiotherapy fees to treat an injury, etc. In respect of an injury the fund will pay 75% of the costs incurred to both treat and prevent its recurrence.
Coaches or athletes wishing to apply to the Trust committee for a bursary, should contact either Bev Hall or Sarah Fowler with details of the potential expenses or those already incurred and their application will be discussed at the next committee meeting.
The fund also purchases specific equipment for the young athletes. Some heavy hammers have just been purchased for the young throwers & 6 new vortex howlers will be purchased ready for outdoor junior training sessions.
The fund is also used to purchase track suits for juniors who compete for the club regularly. (Seniors can purchase their own tracksuits – see Member Services)