ATHLETE DEVELOPMENT FUND (ADF)


With over 90% of Club Members contributing to the Athlete Development Fund (ADF) in 2016, the next Olympic quadrennial is off to a great start! Thank you on behalf of all RCYC athletes for your continued support.

In 2016, ADF focused funding on our Olympic-bound athletes in their final preparations for the Games. Following the Fleet Executive-approved strategy, now these early years of an Olympic quadrennial deliver investments that are largely “Greater Good” in nature. Such contributions are focused on supporting a broader set of developing athletes plus additional funding for advanced athletes to continue their specialized training. Please see the Kwasind articles below for more details on the latest round of funding. 
 


WHAT IS THE ADF AND WHO CAN APPLY? 

The ADF Committee a delivers twice-per-year, online funding request system each Spring and Fall. This  allows for athlete, Club, coach and fund planning to be consistent and manageable.

We’re proud to have supported hundreds of athletes over the years who have been evaluated based on the following criteria:
  1. Participation in a Recognized ISAF Class
  2. Demonstrable Financial Need & Logistics
  3. Perceived Merit, Commitment & Professionalism
  4. Performance & Comprehensive Training Plans
  5. Support of the Greater Good for Team Expenses

As a condition of receiving ADF funding, applicants are advised that they are required to: 
  1. Express Appreciation: Provide a 100-word thank you to Club Members for use in the Kwasind articles
  2. Demonstrate progress: Submit short development reports outlining your progress each term of funding
  3. Be engaged: provide coaching, attend social events and be visible around the Club

Thank you again to all Members for your continued support!

 Apply for ADF