It was August 2011, when I made the decision to put my career as a medical doctor on hold, to concentrate fully on my athletic training. I have had the fortune of representing my country at several of the world’s global championships.
I would like to say a huge thank you to GLL for supporting Jacob in his quest to become a GB Para Swimmer. Since Jacob has been supported by GLL he has competed in the CP Nationals in Nottingham where he won 5 medals.
I want to reach more world level finals in Vert and maybe start to podium. I also want to compete next year at world level in Skate Park and hopefully make it out to Tokyo in this discipline for the UK.
I am optimistic about the rest of the summer however, as I know I am playing well and putting in good, hard work. Hopefully this year I can push on and achieve my goals of winning another futures title and making the final of an ATP challenger event.
My biggest honour so far in my Career is being selected to represent Team GB in the Rio Paralympic games 2016 in the mens T54/ T53 wheelchair marathon. The race did not go to plan and finished 14th after a technical problem….
2017 has been an interesting year competitively where I have taken advantage of being able to enter senior events, as well as continuing to progress through the Under-14s and Under-15s. Fencing likes its age categories…..
Shelayna Oskan-Clarke represented Great Britain at the Rio Olympic Games where she reached the semi-finals. As the reigning British Champion, she hopes to retain her title and qualify for the World Championships in London 2017.
This back injury has been going on for a few months now, I believe originally I was diagnosed from an incident where my knee ‘gave way’ in a training session. We were doing a high intensity circuit in the sand pit and were all partnered off.
I have had an extremely successful athletics season in my final year at Loughborough University. I broke the Warwickshire county senior record with a distance of 66.96m which was selected as the best performance of the championships.
Follow your dreams. It’s an incredible feeling to say that i have reached my goal of becoming an Olympian and winning an Olympic medal. It is not an easy task otherwise everyone would do it however, the drive that you create from within the heart will get you through the tough days.
Lutalo has been supported through the GLL Sport Foundation since 2008, when he was a junior fighter looking to mate it on the international circuit. He has continually been supported through out his two Olympic cycles.
GLL is extremely supportive in my journey as an athlete. Being able to access facilities all over London for me is extremely valuable with my hectic schedule and the money has been a great asset towards warm weather training camps.
Having a supportive team which includes Meera’s coach and parents is exceptionally important in this sport. Building this framework and foundation has helped her to where she is so far, and will continue to do so in the future.
GLL has really helped me to be able to continue my journey on the Road to Rio. I have been able to use my local facilities to train, and have been able to have access to sports massages and physio for recovery which has been a great help.
My biggest achievements so far have been finishing in 10th place in Youth catagory (15/16yrs) in the 2014 World Junior Open Water Championships; in this race I was also the 6th fastest European swimmer.
Marilyn is 5 times 800m National Champion and is the current National Record Holder for 600m and 4x400m. She has made appearances in either the Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Team GB or Team England for 9 consecutive years.
The GLL Sport Foundation has helped me a lot this year, they have given me support for my rocky season. I had to go up to Leeds from Plymouth for recovery and rehab and the GLL has helped fund my time up there along with British Diving.
JJ’s biggest achievement to date was placing 4th with a 8.10m PB at the European Championships in 2012. Another highlight for him was making the final of both the European Championships and Commonwealth Games in 2014.
Oscar Nilsson-Julien, 14, Track & Road Cyclist, Kentish Town – After cycling at Herne Hill Velodrome for a few years, Oscar started racing for VC Londres as a 12-year old and won bronze at the national youth omnium in his first year of racing.
My biggest achievement is swimming for Great Britain Deaf Swimming Team 6 times, reaching several finals in a relay teams, at the World Championships getting a Bronze Medal for my part in the 4x100m Freestyle Mixed Team.
GLL Sport Foundation has helped me by supporting me with gym memberships, allowing me to use their great facilities around London and Surrey. In addition, Sport Science workshops which led me to taking Sport Science at University.
The GLL Sport Foundation has helped me a lot with my training, it’s great to have such close access to a really well equipped gym, its helped a lot with my conditioning! Thanks so much for the continued support.
This year I have been selected for the U20 GB team at the Junior World Orienteering Championships to be held in Switzerland in July, and well as the U18 GB team for the Junior European Cup in Scotland in September.
Noah Capps lives in South Devon and has been surfing since seven years of age and surfs or trains every day. When he’s not in the surf, you will find him skating and now increasingly in the pool and at the gym at his local sports centre.
My biggest achievement would be at last years sprint and marathon national championships. There, I obtained 5 National Titles (K2: 1000m, 500m, 200m and marathon, and K1: 200m) this was probably my most successful and biggest competition.
As a Modern Pentathlete, I train long hours and the road to achieving my goals and targets can be a difficult one. The recognition alone that your award brings, gave me a huge boost and I really appreciate the moral support it gives.
I have been so fortunate to attend many major events within my discipline of Synchronised Swimming, probably the highlight for me was the World Championships in Barcelona in 2013, however the European Games in Baku was also a key competition for me.
Ewan is a nationally classified T38 middle distance SportsAid athlete supported by the GLL Sport Foundation. At club level Evan runs for Gateshead Harriers, and has also represented Scotland at the Cerebal Palsy World Games.
As a relative late-comer into triathlon, 29 year old Tash Jackson has spent the past two years on a self-coached journey, and she has now qualified for the European Middle Distance Age-Group Championships which she will be competing at in September.
Emily started 2016 ranked 243 in the ITF World Junior tennis ranking list and 964 in the Women’s WTA rankings. However, in the space of only 3 months she has managed to rise to an impressive 45 in the World Juniors and 920 in the Women.
Aimee Willmott is one of the GLL Sport Foundation Ambassadors who has her sights set on competing at Rio. The London 2012 Olympic legacy has really helped many athletes stay motivated until 2016, and Aimee is no exception.