The Isle of Man Sport Aid Academy was established in 2015 and is aimed at Isle of Man athletes aged between the ages of 13 and 16.

The aim is to assist young athletes who have not yet met the criteria for the Sport Aid programme, by identifying and nurturing potential at an early age. Athletes are offered access to workshops and educational events which will allow them to gain the knowledge and skills which will help them during the sporting journey.

The Sport Aid Academy is supported by sponsors Suntera Global and Newfield, in partnership with Isle of Man Sport.

From the outset, it was an ambitious initiative aiming to build on the legacy of the Isle of Man Sporting Excellence Programme, which was led by Dame Kelly Holmes and Kelly Holmes Education from 2012 to 2014. Athletes who show the attitude and aptitude to succeed will graduate from the Academy and join the Sport Aid Programme.


2023-25 Sport Aid Academy:

Sport Aid Academy are now accepting applications for the 2023-2025 cohort. All secondary schools and Governing Bodies of Sport will have received the application form but should you wish to nominate yourself directly for the programme, you can download an application form here.

Parents of those who have been nominated by their school and directed to this webpage:

Your child has been identified as someone who may benefit from being involved with the Isle of Man Sport Aid Academy from September 2023. If you wish to find out more information about the Academy please review the Frequently Asked Questions section of the nomination form here.  Should you wish to receive more detailed information about the Academy please do complete the form with your contact details and once the nomination process closes on the 15th July we will be in touch.