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The Kent Countywide F.A.N.S scheme was established in 1998 as an important sports development initiative providing support and encouragement to the County’s leading talented and elite sports performers. The scheme aims to provide national level sportspeople with free access at designated times to a number of the County’s leisure and sport facilities for personal training and development.
The Kent Countywide F.A.N.S scheme was established by the ‘Kent Association OF Leisure and Cultural Officers’ in conjunction with Kent County Council’s Sport Development Unit and has full support of Medway Council, and the twelve district, borough and city councils in Kent.
Kent FANS is honored to have Dame Kelly Holmes, Double Olympic Medalist as the Patron of the scheme. Kelly, a keen supporter of the scheme has said, ‘I think the FANS scheme is a brilliant idea. I know how much time and energy talented sports performers put into their training.’
There are currently over 500 FANS scheme members countywide with some fifty leisure facilities involved including leisure and sports centers, swimming pools, fitness gyms / studios, artificial / synthetic pitches and athletics tracks plus a range of other specialist facilities.
To be eligible for the scheme sports performers are required to meet one of the following requirements:
- Be part of their current national team or squad in their chosen sport.
- Currently listed with a top 10 finish in a national event in any age ranking.
- Ranked in the top 10 nationally in their chosen sport in the last 12 months
We at Swadelands are very excited with the prospect of becoming part of this scheme, not only offering our facilities to the students from Swadelands aswell to our community users, but now to the county’s sports elite.