Picky Sponsorship Programme

Picky Sponsorship Programme 2024 / 2025

The Picky Sponsorship Programme is designed to support performance or development athletes from Orkney with their training by offering them a one-year ActiveLife membership. The scheme is funded by The Pickaquoy Centre Trust and will support individuals that are taking part in recognised sports.

The Picky Sponsorship Programme awards ten athletes an ActiveLife membership giving them unlimited access to The Pickaquoy Centre and all Council owned leisure facilities across the islands. 

The aim of the sponsorship scheme is to help and prepare Orkney's athletes who are living and training locally to perform on a regional, national and international stage. 

Picky supports local athletes through their sponsorship programme 

The Pickaquoy Centre has selected ten athletes to support through the Picky Sponsorship Programme with a free annual ActiveLife membership giving them unlimited access to The Pickaquoy Centre and Council owned leisure facilities across the islands.

This year’s worthy recipients are:

  • Andrew Reid - Badminton
  • Cailynn Williamson - Rugby
  • Craig Moar – Endurance Running
  • Emily McArthur – Athletics
  • Eve Wood - Swimming
  • Finlay Scott – Squash
  • George Ewing - Football
  • Maggie Tait – Fencing
  • Rebecca Reid - Badminton
  • Zara Flett - Netball

James Linklater, Managing Director of The Pickaquoy Centre said: “It was a tough choice this year with a great standard of applications from some exceptional athletes. We’re really pleased to sponsor athletes across such a wide range of sports, with Netball and Men’s Football being new to the sports supported through the programme. It’s hoped our support and coverage over the year helps to showcase the wide array of sporting talent we have in Orkney. 

“The sponsorship programme was created to support athletes who compete at the elite level, but equally those who demonstrate great commitment, and act as a role model to young people who are new to the sport. I look forward to seeing their achievements over the coming months, especially as we prepare for Orkney 2025.”

Follow The Pickaquoy Centre social media channels for updates on the sponsored recipients throughout the coming year.