Up and coming athletes in Slough have been making waves in the boxing, kayaking, wrestling and discus throwing worlds - thanks to a flourishing sports development scheme now in its fourth successful year.

The 'sporting champions' scheme is run by Everyone Active - the trading name for Sports Leisure Management Ltd (SLM), which operates across The Centre, Slough Ice Arena, Langley Leisure Centre and Salt Hill Activity Centre. Everyone Active works in partnership with Slough Borough Council.

Benefitting from the scheme this year with ‘silver’ level sponsorship are the Azim brothers, boxers Hassan and Adam. Hassan picked up bronze at the Youth Olympics last year while his brother Adam took home the National Junior Championship title. Freestyle wrestler Ranvir Sandhu, discus thrower Amy Holder and kayaker Georgia Carmichael will also be receiving ‘silver’ level support through the scheme.

Olympic silver medallist, Colin Jackson CBE, is continuing to support the scheme - which operates country wide - through his role as an ambassador and mentor.

Colin said; “I’m proud to be involved with a scheme that is so dedicated to supporting athletic talent from grass roots up.

“The Everyone Active Sporting Champions scheme has supported hundreds of talented athletes to achieve their sporting dreams and I can’t wait to see what this year’s intake go on to achieve.”

A strong line-up of Olympic and Paralympic athletes are supported by the scheme, including gold medal-winning gymnast Max Whitlock.

Everyone Active’s contract manager, Sally Thomas-Ellis, said: “As a leisure provider working in partnership with the council, we feel it is important to cater for all sectors of the community.”

To find out more about the Everyone Active’s Sporting Champion’s programme, visit www.easportingchampions.com.