THE NEXT STEP – ATHLETICS AND BEYOND
WHO I AM
My name is Jake Porter I am an athlete specializing in sprint hurdles. I am not only ambitious but focused and dedicated to my sport whilst applying a professional approach to my training and competition outcomes.
As an athlete in an individual sport to really excel above your competitors you are required to go beyond – not only on the track but off the track also. To allow this to become a reality it is crucial that the correct type of support is in place.
I recently completed my undergraduate degree and now aim to focus much more on my athletics career especially with the importance of the next 1-3 years. (ROADTORIO2016!)
I work with my Coach (Andy Paul) to plan towards goals in the short, medium and long term – ultimately leading to success on the highest stage for my sport on a global scale. My aim is to secure support/sponsorship that can push my development from elite/semi-professional to professional level. The backing of a company or individual who is willing to take me under their wing and support my progress to further international teams. Support will ensure that my Coach and I can put in place the resources needed to make that push to reach the targets set. I have been an athlete for 9 years and have already achieved multiple national titles across several age groups from Under 15 to Under 23 and Senior. Those titles have been won in competition for both my club and university and I have also represented Great Britain.
WHY AM I CROWDFUNDING (TARGET £1500)
I am currently taking each necessary step to allow my dreams to become reality. Unfortunately I am not a funded athlete so as an elite performer the demands of training and daily life require a smart balance of commitment to training whilst also managing an active lifestyle. As with most unfunded sportsmen/women there are specific requirements needed to reach the next step in a sports career e.g. use of performances to stand out to product or finance investors who may believe you have the potential to become professional. Therefore every supporter allows someone like myself to continue pushing and believing I can achieve, however this combination is hard to come by, meaning athletes like myself are required to work to fund our own dreams during the on and off season periods.
WHY SUPPORT ME
Being an athlete, in any sport, at elite level is not easy, as Governing Body funding only applies to a minority of those who aim for the top. Gaining support/sponsorship will give me the ability to build the necessary resource infrastructure to go with my ambition and training commitment to reach the next level. This will cover elements of my training structure ensuring I have further access to requirements I need moving forwards. I am determined to achieve and have my sights set on further international selection including Olympic, World and European teams and podium finish’s that can bring credit not only to myself but my coach, training partners & team mates as well as supporters. I aim to use my success to be a role model and encourage those in the younger ages to enjoy sport and take every opportunity to succeed. I believe this will assist those of the younger ages to follow a path to achieve and lead to a potential career which is how it all began for me 9 years ago.
BENEFITS TO SUPPORTER
If you or your company can support my ambition then I can commit to a selection of the following:
- Promote the partnership via training and competition warm-up kit.
- Promote via a range of social media outputs, including twitter and Instagram.
- Provide regular reports on progress – training and competition.
- Allow access to competition shots and videos to share to view progress.
- Access to live events to bring friends and family to support and “see me in action”.
Any funds received during my pledge you can be assured will be used accordingly:
- Training/Competition Cost’s
- Travel Expenses
- Training Camps
If you believe in me as an athlete feel free to donate and fund my dream and if you can support even further do not hesitate to contact me (details below). Please help promote my campaign via social media posts e.g. Instagram, twitter and facebook.
THANKS SO MUCH FOR TAKING TIME TO READ MY CAMPAIGN!
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