Supporting Today and Tomorrow's Athletes



GLL celebrates Tokyo 2020 successes with the UK’s Largest Independent Athlete Support Programme

As celebrations continue to mark athlete successes at the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Teams, the GLL Sport Foundation has been proudly counting the impact of their athlete support programme.   The GLL Sport Foundation (GSF) is the UK’s largest independent athlete support programme and had an impressive group of ninety nine athletes competing at the…
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GSF supports 36 talented athletes heading to Tokyo 2020 Paralympics

Multiple Paralympic medallists Ellie Simmonds, Stephanie Millward and Michael McKillop head list of 36 Tokyo-bound Paralympians who have been supported by the UK’s largest independent athlete programme - the GLL Sport Foundation (GSF). The GSF is the brain-child of GLL, the largest UK-based charitable social enterprise delivering sport, leisure, culture, health and community facilities. 3,000…
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UK Largest Independent Athlete Support Programme Strikes Gold For Community Sport

GLL’s celebratory ‘Summer of Sport’ continues to inspire young people as 63 heroes realise their dream to compete at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics The celebrations held across the UK for Team GB’s & Team Ireland’s Tokyo Olympic Games heroes have also been welcomed by the UK’s largest independent athlete support programme - the GLL Sport…

Athletes across UK to benefit from £1.2m funding

Ground breaking GLL Sport Foundation from Social Enterprise GLL keeps sporting dreams alive as young athletes including Joe Choong and Stephanie Millward head list of sporting talent receiving training awards   2,978  talented young athletes from across the UK - including Modern Pentathlete Joe Choong  and Paralympic Swimmer Stephanie Millward - will benefit from a cumulative…

Back to Business

The last month has been back to business for athletes, with a number of competitions taking place in a variety of different formats across sports. There has been no shortage of GSF representation either, with at least 10 athletes involved.   Lucy Charles-Barclay On the 27th of March 2021 our very own London Aquatics Centre…

GSF’s Anna Hursey is Tackling Climate Change

Recently our very own Anna Hursey has been in the spotlight for her involvement with the USA's aims to tackle climate change. Usually Anna is making headlines for her Table Tennis talents, most notably being the youngest ever athlete to be selected for a Commonwealth Games in 2018. Joe Biden made it clear climate change…
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Supporting Athletes Across The UK To Reach Their Potential And Achieve Success

The success of the GLL Sport Foundation is supported by our partnerships with local authorities, sponsors, SportsAid and National Governing Bodies. Its our ambition to bridge the gap in sports inequalities and support today and tomorrows athletes.



We support 3100+ athletes per annum across the UK.


We support athlete development with a complete support package including financial, training memberships and sport science.


We aspire to enable supported athletes to achieve success, and use them to inspire the next generation of athletes and our wider communities.