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  • Michael McKillop – wins Sports Person with a Disability at the Belfast Telegraph Sports Awards

    Congratulations to Michael McKillop for winning the Sports Person with a Disability award at the Belfast Telegraph Sports awards on the 25th of January. Michael McKillop is an inspirational figure for middle distance athletes. The track star struck ‘Gold’ twice at the IPC World Championships in Doha with victory in the 800 and 1500m races and has broken…

  • Liz Saul

    The membership to the Better Gyms through the GLL Sport Foundation meant I could focus on this part of my training without worrying about being on the road.

  • Tremayne Gilling – Bobsleigh World Championships

    Tremayne Gilling was originally supported by the GLL Sport Foundation for his bright future in sprinting. Gilling has now transferred over to Bobsleigh, as is taking to the new sport exceptionally well, being selected for Team GB to compete at the Junior World Championships in Germany. Brad Hall and Tremayne Gilling (partners) were within touching distance…

  • GLL Sport Foundation to support today’s and tomorrow’s athletes with £1million funding pot

    Applications are now open for talented young sports men and women from across England, Wales and Northern Ireland to apply for a share of a £1 million funding pot, out to help young sporting stars realise their dreams.  Talented athletes have until 20th February 2016 to apply for financial awards of up to £1,250. The…

  • Michaela Staniford

    September 2015, the first time ‘professional’ would be put along side a female rugby player. I am extremely happy to say I am one of the lucky 20 in the squad.

  • Ben Goodall

    GLL Sport Foundation supported athlete Ben Goodall flew out to Portugal, with the GB Tumbling Gymnastics squad last week for the 2015 Trampoline and Tumbling Loulé Cup.

  • Eleanor & Louisa Piper

    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.

  • Lucy Newman

    The GLL Sport Foundation suppport athletes’ injury rehabilitation to reach peak performance – Lucy Newman received essential physiotherapy to get back to full fitness.

  • Better Staff and Customers to Help Raise £500K for Sport Relief

    Better – the brand providing the UK’s largest network of public gyms and leisure centres – has announced some of the ways it will partner with its customer members to help them walk, run, swim and cycle themselves proud while fundraising £500,000 for Sport Relief. Since November, when Better became the official health and fitness…

  • GLL launches athlete support programme in Belfast

    On Monday 14th December 2015, the UK’s largest leisure charitable social enterprise GLL launched its athlete support programme the ‘GLL Sport Foundation’ (GSF) at Belfast City Council’s annual Sports Development Conference. This programme will complement and work in partnership with the existing athlete support framework that operates across Belfast to support athletes across the city…