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Tallinn Sports School applications for young competitive athletes open

Young athletes from Tallinn have once again been given the opportunity to apply to the Tallinn Sports School competitive athlete programme. For the first time, applications are also open to deaf and para-athletes. Applications for the next two seasons can be submitted until 19 June 2023.

According to Tiit Terik, Deputy Mayor of Tallinn, the capital’s young athletes have the great opportunity to apply to the Tallinn Sports School programme to further develop and demonstrate their athletic abilities. “The list of athletes and title wins in the capital is very impressive,” he says. “In terms of social cohesion, it is important that applications to the Sports School programme are open to a wider target group, also including deaf people and para-athletes, for whom we are aiming to open a group in the new academic year.”

This spring, admission is open for the following disciplines: Epee fencing, figure skating, rhythmic gymnastics, judo, ice hockey, karate, track-and-field athletics (pole vaulting), speed skating, basketball, handball, biathlon, wrestling, boxing, sailing, beach volleyball, badminton, taekwondo, tennis, swimming, volleyball and a combined group for individual sports.

Maksim Butšenkov, director of the Tallinn Sports School, says the school will arrange additional training and support services for the competitive athletes. These will be based on the individual athlete’s needs, expectations and level of preparedness, and provide in-depth knowledge relating to their specific sport. “Our motto is On the Road to Victory! with Tallinn Sports School,” he says. “Do not hesitate to apply to reach new heights in your sport and achieve your athletic dreams.”

Both new and current competitive athletes and teams can apply based on their athletic achievements. Detailed conditions and application forms can be found on the Sports School’s website

Tallinn Sports School is an institution managed by the Tallinn Culture and Sports Department, which has been supporting the capital’s young athletes since 2014. The aim of the Sports School is to promote competitive sports through cooperation between sports clubs and the Sports School, ensuring the adequate preparation of competitive athletes and an international competitive outcome.