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Rushcliffe FANS (Free Access to National Sportspeople) Scheme

The FANS scheme provides sports people who compete at a national level or equivalent with free access to the fitness, swimming and aerobics for 12 months* at the following sports facilities in Rushcliffe:

*Normal terms and conditions apply as with the standard Rushcliffe Borough Council health and fitness membership package.

The scheme aims to help elite athletes achieve their full potential by reducing the financial burden of training costs. Applicants must meet the following criteria to be eligible for the scheme:

  • A current national sportsperson (national is deemed as someone who represents their country/a member of the national team in their chosen sport OR listed in the top ten of the national age group in their chosen sport).
  • A resident in Rushcliffe Borough for the majority of the year
  • Competing in a Sport England recognised sport -

On application, athletes must provide: 

  • Supporting evidence from the National Governing Body or National Squad Coach confirming involvement at national level
  • Photograph – emailed to

If you would like to apply for the scheme please complete the FANS application form and return it to the address given with all the required evidence requested to ensure that the application efficiently. Individuals must reapply for the FANS scheme every 12 months.

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