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.
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.
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.
An accomplished able-bodied basketball player, Tillman started playing wheelchair basketball in 2011 after she was injured in a road accident and has since gone from strength to strength.
This is an amazing feat which marks the culmination of a year in which both girls were assessed by the Head Olympic Coach to have 95+% perfect technique and tipped as stars of the future.