Cavendish funds scholarships – Yndyssagh!
World road race champion Mark Cavendish has made what has been described as a ‘substantial’ personal donation to fund three sports scholarships for budding sportsmen and women on his native Isle of Man over the next two years, and is also supporting a programme designed at developing young cycling talent on the island.
The surprise announcement regarding the scholarships was made at the Isle of Man Sports Awards on Thursday, where Cavendish was named sportsman of the year. The sportswoman of the year award went to Aalin George, recently named Great Britain Junior Archer of the Year.
Isleofman.com reports that the initial recipients of the scholarships will be cyclist Chris Nicholson and swimmers Charlotte Atkinson and Laura Kinley.