Photo gallery from the conference summarising the two years of the team100 programme
Athletes covered by the programme have already won 274 medals at international championship-level sporting events.
On July 4th at the Olympic Centre we summed up the first two years of team100 – a pioneering programme that provides direct support (other than that provided by relevant sports federations) to talented young athletes. The athletes are national team members who compete in individual Olympic and Paralympic sports and, as winners of medals in major events, have a chance to become the elite of the Polish sport in the next few years.
Team100 is an extremely important programme in the context of the long-term strategy for the development of Polish sport. 274 medals won in two years is a truly impressive result. You form a very special group and have a beautiful sports future before you! Thank-you. I wish you all the fulfilment of your Olympic dreams, said Witold Bańka, the Programme’s initiator, in his address to the athletes participating in team100.
Each team100 member receives an annual grant of approximately PLN 40,000. As a joint programme of the Ministry of Sport and Tourism, the Polish National Foundation [Polish: Polska Fundacja Narodowa] and the Institute of Sport – National Research Institute, team100 enables young athletes to pursue their sports careers while studying and improving their qualifications. The funds can be spent, among others, on physiotherapists, doctors, dieticians, psychologists, the purchase of dietary supplements, housing expenses or university fees. It’s the first project of this type in Poland and is already providing additional financial support to 250 athletes, including some with disabilities.
During the conference, Minister of Sport and Tourism Witold Bańka read a letter from Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki addressed to team100 athletes. The event was also attended by MST Secretary of State Jacek Osuch, MST Undersecretary of State Jan Widera, Director of the Institute of Sport - National Research Institute Urszula Włodarczyk, Members of the Board of the Polish National Foundation Cezary Andrzej Jurkiewicz and Robert Lubański as well as representatives of Foundation’s founding institutions.
Letter of Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki