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The ActiveWestminster Champions of the Future programme gives Westminster’s gifted and talented athletes an opportunity to access financial support and mentoring to help with training and development.

In addition to receiving developmental and financial support, successful athletes are partnered with a local primary school to help inspire young people to be more active and lead healthier lives, as part of Westminster City Council’s strategy to provide an Activity City for All. This may involve 1-2 informal visits over the course of the year to meet with students and talk about your sporting endeavours.

The programme is open to people aged 12 and above. Athletes will be selected on sporting success and the level at which they are competing.


If you compete at district, regional or national level, you could get:

  • funding to be used for travel, equipment and accommodation
  • free access to Everyone Active leisure centres across the UK and gyms in London that belong to the Jubilee Hall Trust
  • the opportunity to be recognised at the ActiveWestminster Awards and other regional awards
  • help to gain coaching qualifications and the opportunity to apply for roles with Everyone Active
  • feature on our social media platforms and receive engagement from ActiveWestminster highlight successes and achievements


Qualifying criteria

Athletes admitted on to the scheme are selected based on their sporting success and the level at which they compete.

To be considered for the programme applicants must:

  • live, study or work in Westminster
  • be registered with a National Governing Body affiliated club
  • and either;
    • be ranked in the top 20 at a regional competition in the current year (2022-23), or
    • be a member of a regional squad (age band to senior) with regional squad results in the current championship year (2022-23).
Champion of the Future is brought to you by Westminster City Council, Everyone Active, London Sports Trust, and Jubilee Hall Trust. Applications are submitted via the Everyone Active’s Sporting Champions website.

How to apply

To be considered for the Champions of the Future programme, you must first make an application for Everyone Active’s Sporting Champions programme.

Once you have submitted your Sporting Champions application, those who qualify for the ActiveWestminster Champion of the Future programme will be contacted upon fulfilment of the qualification criteria as set out below.

Those who are successfully admitted on to the Champion of the Future programme can be awarded a sum of financial support regardless of the type of package select when applying for Everyone Active’s Sporting Champions Sponsorship.

Application process is now closed for 2022 / 23. Please return here later in the year for further details of the next application window.

2022 Champions

Athlete, Tin-Tin Ho, playing ping pong at the Tokyo Olympics

Tin-Tin Ho

Team GB Table Tennis Player

Athlete, Ashley McKenzie stood beside "Team GB" backdrop at Tokyo Olympics

Ashley McKenzie

Team GB Judoka

Athlete, Ricardo Dos Santo, sprinting on the outdoor track at the tokyo Olympics

Ricardo Dos Santos


The ActiveWestminster champions of the Future programme is brought to you in collaboration with: