Double Olympic Champion Dame Kelly Holmes has officially launched the Isle of Man Sporting Excellence Programme at the National Sports Centre.
More than 50 competitors and 30 coaches from a wide range of sports are set to benefit from the education scheme.
The partnership with Kelly Holmes Education brings together the Island's Commonwealth Games Association, Isle of Man Sport and the Coaches Association.
This morning’s launch was interrupted by a surprise visit from Manx Olympic gold medallist Peter Kennaugh – who received a standing ovation from his fellow peers.
Shooter Lara Ward says it was an occasion to inspire her and other locals.