We are delighted to announce our new partnership with Cotswold Athletes Support Scheme & Friends (CASS & Friends).

Trinity House will be sponsoring the charity, in order to provide financial help for aspiring sports stars aged between 12 and 18. Training, attending events, buying equipment and obtaining specialist advice can be very expensive, and there is little support available to help with the costs, therefore we are delighted to help Cotswolds great young athletes with access to equipment, coaching, sports camps, competition fees, travel and accommodation costs.

The charity was set up in 2015 by a group of friends passionate about supporting youth sport with Michael Edwards, known as Eddie the Eagle, their patron. The trustees for the charity include retired university lecturer Mike Deakin, age group Great Britain duathlete Fiona Carter and Jonathan Eaton, employed in the motor industry.

Find out more about the athletes CASS & Friends support and how it has helped them along the way below.

CASS & Friends

Casarena Ferreira

West Midlands Regional Triathlon star Cas, has been supported the charity for the past 3 years. Since then she has gained experience at a national level, traveling across the country racing in places including Scotland, Leeds and Cardiff, and going on training camps to Morzine and Portugal. She trains 17 hours a week with a group of elite athletes and coaches, and is hugely grateful for how CASS & Friends have helped improve her performance.

Aimee Lane

Competitive cyclist Aimee, has achieved great success and was even nominated into the RSR (Regional School of Racing) because of her achievements in Cycling. Competitive or not, cycling is a very expensive sport, consumable equipment like chains, cassettes etc are something that needs to be replaced regularly. Thanks to the support from CASS & Friends Aimee has been able to enter more races and afford equipment needed to race and train.