Sports funding inspires teens

A NUMBER of teenagers from the former Castle Morpeth area have received funding support to help their sporting development.

The money has been provided through Northumberland Sport’s Talented Athlete Grant Scheme, which is linked to the LOCOG Inspire project.

Morpeth swimmers Becky Wilde and James Garland each received £100 to contribute to their training costs as well as travel and accommodation expenses for regional and national competitions.

Promising artistic gymnast James Carpenter, of Ponteland, was also given £100 to pay for events and training.

Chloe Corrigan, who lives in Fieldhead, near Longhorsley, got the same amount to help with her archery development.

She was identified through the North East talent identification scheme and invited down to the Archery GB Performance Unit for further assessment.

Subsequent to the visit, Chloe was invited to join the Archery GB Academy in Shropshire.

For more information about the scheme, visit and click on the 2012 Olympics section.