National Governing Body (NGB)
The England Cricket Board nominates athletes who have been identified as having the potential to become England internationals. The athletes are identified through the ECB scouting and selection processes and/or included on the ECB's player succession planning document. Additionally, fast bowlers (approx 8-11 players) will be nominated from EWA and EWSA programmes.
The nomination process
SportsAid only supports unfunded athletes who are nominated by their sport's national governing body. This ensures the right athletes get the right help at the right time - enhancing the sports' talent development programmes rather than duplicating them. Nominations take place every autumn.
You should contact your sport about whether you meet the criteria for the next round of SportsAid awards. Meeting the nomination criteria does not necessarily guarantee a SportsAid award because the charity can only distribute what it has fundraised.