Will Rigg – Orienteer

Will Rigg has been awarded a grant towards the costs involved in him being selected for a place on the British Orienteering Talent Squad.

After coming 20th in the European Youth Championships Long distance race I am motivated to further my improvement as an Orienteer .I would also like to take the opportunity to attend an annual training camp to Portugal to train and compete in the international event Portugal O Meeting. This will give me priceless experience competing against some of the top international athletes from my age group and an excellent opportunity to train with my Swedish Club mates including the likes of World Champion Gustav Bergman.

As a full time student, I have limited funds to take advantage of the opportunities that are open to me. I hope to be granted a Winning Students Scholarship and although most of this funding is ring fenced for university activity I hope to be able to put some of this towards the cost of my place in the British Orienteering Talent Squad. However, there will still be a substantial shortfall and so I hope to be granted an award from the John Taylor Foundation so that I can continue on the Athlete Development Pathway that lies ahead for me.