Calling all young sports stars

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All talented young sports enthusiasts are invited to apply for a cash boost from the Cairngorm Adventure Triathlon (CAT).

Up to £1,ooo is likely to be up for grabs from the proceeds of the popular event which takes place on Saturday, September 14.

The deadline for bids also falls on September 14.

Event organiser Tim Pott said: “As usual the CAT has attracted keen competitors from far and wide this year.

“They are all looking forward to testing their abilities in the fantastic surroundings of Glenmore on what always proves to be an exciting and enjoyable day.

“The event’s other purpose is to offer funding support to talented local youngsters and we would encourage anyone serious about their sport, who is aged between 16 and 21 and living within the National Park to apply.

“It is a very straightforward application, but we do have a strict deadline, so don’t miss out!”

Grants from the proceeds of the 2012 CAT were awarded to bownhill biker John Aisthorpe, biathlete Robert Sircus and climber Scott Grosdanoff.

All three have since done exceptionally well.

Robert Sicus is following in the footsteps of previous CAT-supported biathletes Calum Irvine and Scott Dixon and has the 2022 winter Olympics in his sights while Scott Grosdanoff is aiming to compete at an international level in 2014.

Details of how to apply are on the CAT website at www.cairngormadventuretriathlon.org or you can also phone Penny for more information on 01479 821114.

The CAT is run entirely by volunteers.

Anyone willing to give a few hours of their time to marshal in return for a fun day out, free drink and snack and the chance of a spot prize please contact info@cairngormadventuretriathlon.org for more information or to apply to take part.