Schemes to support athletes in Bristol competing at a national or regional level in their designated sport.

If you’re an athlete living in Bristol you may be able to get free access to training facilities and sports centres.

Everyone Active Sporting Champions Scheme

The Sporting Champions scheme gives you access to free training facilities at:

  • Bristol South Swimming Pool
  • Easton Leisure Centre
  • Henbury Leisure Centre
  • Horfield Leisure Centre
  • St Pauls Community Sports Centre

Find details of the Sporting Champions Scheme and how to apply.

Promising Athlete's Programme (PAP) Scheme

Parkwood Leisure’s scheme gives you access to free use of the fitness facilities, swimming pool and group exercise at Hengrove Park Leisure Centre.

Find details of the PAP scheme and how to apply.

Active Leisure Management Support for Talented Athletes Scheme

The Support for Talented Athletes Scheme is available at Brunel Fitness Centre.

For details of the support and how to apply, email

Bristol International Athletes Scheme

We no longer run the Bristol International Athletes Scheme.

If you currently have an International Athlete Scheme membership, this will be honoured until the expiry date. Once it expires you will need to sign up to one of the other schemes.