TALENTED young sportsmen and women are being offered the opportunity to gain sponsorship from a local sports and leisure provider.

Everyone Active, which operates Ryedale Swim and Fitness Centre, Ryedale Sports Centre and Derwent Swim and Fitness Centre, in partnership with Ryedale District Council, will reward successful athletes with either a bronze sponsorship (free access to all Everyone Active centres), silver sponsorship (free access plus £1,000 sponsorship support) or gold sponsorship (free access plus £5,000 sponsorship support).

David Bibby, managing director of Everyone Active, said: “Since launching last year, Everyone Active Sporting Champions has been very successful in supporting local athletes by reducing their financial burden. We hope to continue making a real difference to our athlete’s success.”

Applications are open to both male and female athletes who live in a district or borough with an Everyone Active centre or who are already a member of an Everyone Active site.

Applicants should visit easportingchampions.com/apply-now/ to submit a 150-word summary of their major sporting achievements, as well as their goals for the future.

The deadline for entries is Friday, March 31.