Eilish invites applications for next stage of ‘Giving Back to Track’ scheme

Tuesday 21st March 2023

Eilish on a return to Dundee back in October 2022 when she made a school visit (photo by Ryan McGoverne)

‘Giving Back to Track’ website

Eilish McColgan has opened applications for the second year of her initiative to help young female athletes in Scotland and community athletics.

The ‘Giving Back to Track’ project found by Eilish and her partner, fellow Olympian Michael Rimmer, is a non-profit scheme aimed to inspire children from all backgrounds to enjoy athletics.

Eilish and Michael set the fund up early in 2022 and already the first year of support has been delivered to five young Scottish female athletes.

‘Our aim is to encourage kids in Scotland to lead an active lifestyle and to essentially give back to the sport that has given us so many incredible opportunities throughout our careers,’ said Eilish.

‘No child should be priced out of athletics, so our hope is that Giving Back to Track can be an avenue to provide support to individuals who need it the most – whether that be covering the cost of track facilities, buying training kit or paying for club fees.

‘I am pleased with the start Giving Back to Track has made so far and we welcome new applications now.

Here’s a few more details on the scholarship scheme:

*The fund has been created to support female athletes across Scotland, aged 16-22 (U17, U20, U23 age groups) and will be open to all abilities.

*It’s a one-year programme and individuals are encouraged to apply via the online link, if they compete within track and field or in the sport of running.

If you have any questions, please email hello@givingbacktotrack.org

Eilish launches new ‘Giving Back to Track’ programme (March 2022)

Eilish received her Commonwealth Performance of the Year award at our Dinner last October from Leslie Roy (photo by Bobby Gavin)


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