Following CAT 2010, the organising committee chose to support In the end awards were made to biathletes Calum Irvine and Scott Dixon and mountain biker Finlay Strivens and cheques were formally presented at the CAT’s AGM in March 2011.
The grant enabled Calum and Scott to buy equipment and travel to Norway late last year where they qualified for European Youth Olympics in the Czech Republic. Both now have their sights set high on the World Youth Olympics in Austria next winter. Finlay is also making good progress in competitive mountain biking and expressed his thanks saying
"the indoor turbo trainer I bought using the CAT money has meant I could carry on with full-on training through the winter, despite a hand injury, so my fitness levels are good for the coming season."
All three young athletes are also actively giving back to their sports by getting involved in coaching younger enthusiasts and being inspiring role models. Finlay was recently runner up in the Young Sports Volunteer Awards for his dedication to mountain bike coaching with local club Wolfpax.