Mia profile pictureI am a triathlete racing at a national level in the British Triathlon Super Series and in the French Grand Prix. I came from a running background and started triathlon 7 years ago after getting injured so started swimming and cycling. When I am not training, I am usually studying for my degree in Osteopathy.

How does the FANS scheme support you?

The FANS scheme in Kent has enabled me to access my local swimming pool and gym at Maidstone Leisure Centre. This has allowed me to train and to work hard on my strength and conditioning program to rehab a current injury. Having free access to my local pool has also allowed me to get in some extra early morning training before university. The FANS scheme has had a huge impact on my training.

Would you recommend the FANS scheme?

The process to apply for the FANS scheme was fairly quick and easy and involved submitting evidence from my national governing body in my sport. The team at Active Kent & Medway are very responsive to applications and emails too. I would recommend any athletes in Kent who are competing at a national level to apply for the FANS scheme.

Thank you Mia for sharing your story. We wish you all the best and look forward to following your sporting journey.