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St Mary’s selects Four Athletes to Receive Mo Farah Scholarship

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Four junior athletes have been selected to receive an elite scholarship from the Mo Farah Academy, an initiative that was launched at St Mary’s University College, Twickenham earlier this year. The scholarship, which is jointly funded by the Mo Farah Foundation and is the first of its kind in the UK, was launched at St Mary’s in September and provides financial and technical support for the elite training programmes at the University College. Known for its sporting excellence, St Mary’s Endurance, Performance and Coaching Centre (EPACC) was home to double Olympic Gold medallist Mo Farah for 10 years and now students will be able to follow in his footsteps with a scholarship of up to £4,000 towards their tuition fees, living and training costs. The award is offered alongside St Mary’s existing elite sports scholarship, meaning that even more athletes will benefit from the University College’s state-of-the-art facilities and training services. The four athletes receiving the inaugural award are: St Mary’s Director for Sport Andrew Reid-Smith said, “Mo lived and trained out of St Mary’s for nearly a decade and has transitioned into a world-class athlete and GB’s best ever distance runner. This is an exciting initiative, the four students selected are talented athletes and I’m sure will benefit from the support and mentoring they will receive through the Mo Farah Academy.” The athletes recently appeared on ITV London News talking about the scholarship, which is also offered at Brunel. For more information about St Mary’s Mo Farah Academy and elite sports scholarships please visit the website.  
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