Tourism, Culture, Arts and Recreation

December 18, 2020

Today, the Honourable Bernard Davis, Minister of Tourism, Culture, Arts and Recreation, announced that applications are now being accepted for the 2021 Athletic Excellence Fund.

To support the pursuit of athletic excellence in Newfoundland and Labrador and help offset the costs of training and competition, the Athletic Excellence Fund provides support to athletes through the Premier’s Athletic Awards, Elite Athlete Assistance, Team Gushue Awards and the Sport NL Scholarships. Coaches and officials also have the opportunity to apply for the Sport NL Scholarships through the Athletic Excellence Fund.

Athletes, coaches and officials who are eligible to apply for one or more of the programs, must be a current member in good standing with their provincial sport organization.

Athletes applying under the Athletic Excellence Fund are required to submit applications to their respective Provincial Sport Organization by January 27, 2021. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered. A copy of the application can be found online here.

“Our government is committed to supporting athletes as they strive to reach their full potential. Through the Athletic Excellence Fund we are able to provide financial support to defray costs incurred through training and competition. I encourage eligible athletes, coaches and officials to submit an application to their provincial sport organization.”

Honourable Bernard Davis
Minister of Tourism, Culture, Arts and Recreation

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