GSF News

Rafael Rhys Pollitt – ‘Building on my 2017 progress’

Rafael Rhys Pollitt made a real impact on the Fencing world in 2017 and is hoping to continue his form into 2018, with the support of the GLL Sport Foundation.   “2017 was all about building a solid foundation to take forward to 2018. I have achieved the ranking of

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Montell Douglas announced as part of GB Bobsleigh team for winter Olympics

Team GB have announced the Bobsleigh team heading to PyeongChang for Winter Olympics 2018. Team GB will take part in 3 disciplines, two and four man sled’s and the women’s event. Which will involve GLL Sport Foundation in partnership with Greenwich Starting Blocks funded athlete Montell Douglas. Montell has been

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GLL Sports Foundation Launched In Cornwall

For the first time athlete’s based in Cornwall can now receive support from the GLL Sports Foundation (GSF). An event was held to launch the GSF in Cornwall on 9th January 2018 and was attended by Paralympic Table Tennis Player David Wetherill and Lord Lieutenant of Cornwall, Colonel Edward Bolitho.

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Wales Announce Commonwealth Games Team – Including GSF Funded Anna Hursey

Wales have announced a squad of 93 athletes who will travel to the Gold Coast for the Commonwealth Games in April, including GLL Sport Foundation supported table tennis player Anna Hursey. Anna is the youngest member of the squad and youngest person to ever represent Wales at senior level in

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Pippa Earley wins Gold in the SIAB International Pentathlon

The GLL Sport Foundation has been supporting local Tower Hamlets athlete Pippa early for the last couple of years. She is going from strength to strength and really coming into her own. Pippa represented England for Athletics in Glasgow in November at the SIAB International  Pentathlon (England, Scotland, Ireland and

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Callum Sullivan selected for 2018 Cambridge Boat Race team

Callum Sullivan won the ‘Muhammad Ali Athlete of the Year’ Award last month at the annual Greenwich Starting Blocks Fundraising Dinner. Callum has been supported by Greenwich Starting Blocks and the GLL Sport Foundation, and this year was identified by British Rowing to receive a SportsAid award. Callum is now

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GLL Sport Foundation & SportsAid supported Holly Dunford nominated for One-To-Watch award

SportsAid has announced the ten athletes on the shortlist for this year’s One-to-Watch Award. The annual award, set to be presented at the charity’s SportsBall in London on Thursday 23 November, was launched in 2006 and looks to shine a spotlight on the achievements of Britain’s brightest young sporting prospects. Among the

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SportsAid award nomination huge confidence boost for GSF supported Calvin Tarczy

Junior World Championship gold might seem like the perfect ego boost, but Ealing rower Calvin Tarczy will take to the water with renewed confidence after he was shortlisted for SportsAid’s prestigious One-to-Watch Award. Tarczy won world coxless four gold in August, having topped the podium twice at an international junior

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Swimming Masterclass run by GSF athlete and Olympian Ekaterina Avramova

Families in Ealing were given the chance to improve their swimming at a free coaching session hosted by double Olympian and GLL Sport Foundation Athlete Ekaterina Avramova at Gurnell Leisure Centre on 29th October 2017, to celebrate Gurnell Leisure Centre reaching the monumental 4000 swim school target. Classes were open

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