Sport Award helps Apprentice Ryan aim for Team GB

Seventeen year old plumbing apprentice Ryan Holden is being supported to maximise his chance of becoming a full GB Team member for Archery.

Ryan Holden with BPEC Charity Manager Neil Collishaw

Ryan Holden with BPEC Charity Manager Neil Collishaw

Ryan, from Broadstairs Plumbing & Heating, Kent, longs to accomplish his ambition of becoming a regular GB Team member and compete overseas.

The cost of his equipment and to compete is considerable and beyond Ryan’s income as a first year Plumbing apprentice.

After successfully applying to the BPEC Sport Award, Ryan’s application has been approved to fund equipment and assist in travel expenses for the GB Team activity.

“Practicing archery is my passion, after work” said Ryan. “I would be so proud to be able to represent my country in the Olympics. Thanks to the BPEC Sport Award I can progress and develop my existing skills.”

The BPEC Sport Award provides support to individual or teams connected to the UK plumbing and heating industry that are involved in sport and would benefit from a financial grant to assist them attaining a higher level of knowledge, skill and achievement in their chosen field.

Activities that could be supported include the achievement of a coaching award, reaching a higher level of sporting skill, or accessing specialist coaching/equipment to enhance sporting skills.

To find out more about the BPEC Sport Award click here