The FAST Fund exists to provide financial support to Teesside’s talented sportspeople who have the ability to reach the very top in their chosen sport.

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Case study: Daniel Nixon

1st February, 2018

Our FAST Fund aims to support talented prospects as well as more established athletes, and teenage powerhouse Daniel Nixon fits firmly into the up-and-comer category.

While many young people of his age prefer to get hammered, the Ingleby Barwick youngster is focused on throwing the hammer – and the javelin – to ever greater lengths.

That’s why we donated £600 to him through our FAST Fund to help him purchase new sports equipment.

Neil competed at the English Schools National Championships at the Alexander Stadium in Birmingham, throwing a new personal best of 61.22 metres in the hammer throw, which placed him seventh in England – and only two metres off third place.

The National Championships saw him achieve his best ever series of throws – achieving over 60 metres four times.

The North Eastern Championships were another high point for Daniel when he threw 60.42metres to break the 17-year-old Championship record by two metres to win the gold medal.

The same championships saw him throw a new personal best in the javelin, with 50.06metres securing a second gold medal.

Daniel also won two medals at the Northern Athletics Championships in Manchester, coming third in hammer and second in the javelin.

Daniel is just one of dozens of super-talented Teesside sportspeople who have the ability – but not necessarily the finances – to go right to the top in their chosen sport.

Through our FAST Fund (Financial Assistance for Sportspeople on Teesside), we aim to give them a little financial helping hand.


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