St Austell swimmer receives grant from Young & Talented Cornwall

Posted on 23rd October 2019 by

Angus Nile is 15 years old, a versatile swimmer and a water polo player, from St Austell.  He is currently ranked first in Cornwall for 50m Freestyle, 50m Breaststroke, 100m Breaststroke and 100m individual medley. In February 2019 Angus played in the Water Polo National Tournament in Sheffield for the under 18 age group and has been selected for the National Academy, the first boy from Cornwall to have been selected.


Recognising Angus’ potential, Young & Talented Cornwall, The Lord Lieutenant’s Fund, has awarded him a grant of £1,000 towards the cost of travel, accommodation, equipment and gala entry fees for regional and national swimming and water polo championships. The Lord Lieutenant of Cornwall, Colonel Edward Bolitho OBE, who heads up Young & Talented Cornwall, comments, “The Grant Panel was delighted to award Angus funding for this important phase of his development. In addition to his achievements in the pool he had achieved his Duke of Edinburgh Bronze award for volunteering and has been captain of St Austell Swimming Club for three consecutive years. He is a good role model for young people.”


Young & Talented Cornwall supports talented young Cornish people undertaking a range of activities including sport, the arts, science and music. The fund seeks to provide grants to the county’s brightest prospects who otherwise lack the means to pursue their dreams fully.


Angus says, “I’m am delighted to have received the grant from Young & Talented Cornwall.  It will make a real difference, meaning I can attend the competitions that are vital to me progressing to achieve national championship level.”