Definition of Amateur

Adopted January 2024


Isle of Man Sport will consider an athlete as an Amateur if they:

Are not registered as, or compete as, a professional within event sanctioned by their National or International Governing Body of Sport OR

Are not contracted to, and receiving a regular salary* from, a team / organisation for the sole purpose of competing for that team / organisation


Are in part time or full time education OR

Have part time or full time jobs that are not directly connected to their sporting participation

*salary – an amount at or above the living wage


Isle of Man Sport Aid commit to reviewing this definition of Amateur at their January meeting each year to ensure it is fit for purpose for both the athletes of the Island and also the Charity Legislation within which it is bound.