Athletes

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  • GSF Recent Success

    GSF Athletes have had an amazing couple of months! Here are some of the great things they have achieved; Yaschica Racharla won Gold medals in both Girls Singles and Girls Doubles at the Finnish International Youth tournament in Espoo - click here to find out more. Well done to Halah Thomas who competed at Oxford…
  • SPORTSAID ANNOUNCES ANNUAL ONE-TO-WATCH AWARD SHORTLIST FOR 2018

    SportsAid is delighted to reveal the 10 athletes on the shortlist for this year’s One-to-Watch Award. The winner will be announced at the charity’s SportsBall, sponsored by Royal Bank of Canada, in London on Thursday 15 November. The annual award was launched in 2006 and looks to shine a spotlight on the achievements of Britain’s…
  • Youth Olympics 2018 – Medal Success in Buenos Aires

    GLL Sport Foundation is celebrating the success of two young athletes at The Summer Youth Olympics Finn Hawkins 2018 (Buenos Aires,  6th – 18th October). 15 year old Finn Hawkins from Cornwall (Windsurfing Bronze) and 17 year old Caroline Dubois (Lightweight Boxing Gold) from London both receive sponsorship from GLL’s Sport Foundation – the largest…
  • Suzanne Edwards

    WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO – NEVER FORGET WE ALL MAKE A REAL DIFFERENCE TO PEOPLE After an accident in 2011 left me paralysed and confined to a wheelchair for the rest of my life, I spent the next few years working on rehabilitation and adjusting to my new life. Having always been very…

  • A European Para Champs to remember!

    GSF Athletes had a fantastic European Para Championships, with our swimmers especially putting in some exceptional performances, bringing home countless medals between them! Here are some of our athlete successes; Hannah Russell had very successful championships as she claimed three Gold medals in Dublin, winning the S12 100m Freestyle, S12 50m Freestyle and the S12…

  • Holly Sullivan

    WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO – NEVER FORGET WE ALL MAKE A REAL DIFFERENCE TO PEOPLE Holly is a Down Syndrome swimmer who started learn to swim lessons at Swindon Oasis aged 4. During the very first lesson it was obvious that due to Holly’s physical and cognitive development she could not access the…

  • Why we do what we do – Ben Pritchards Story

    Ben Pritchard talks about his journey and how he managed to find success after being paralysed from the rib cage down.

  • European Championships 2018 Success!

    GSF Athlete’s have had unbelievable success over the last 10 days at the European Championships 2018. Things could not have gone better for Dina Asher-Smith in Berlin. Taking home three Gold medals, Dina smashed the 100m and 200m finals, and then brought home the 4x100m Gold alongside fellow GSF sponsored athletes Bianca Williams and Imani-Lara…

  • Lucy Shuker Summer Success ‘an exciting time’

    It’s been a busy summer for GSF supported athlete Lucy Shuker who participated in not just one event but 5 where she finished in top positions. This involved L’ile De Re (Doubles Champion), French Open (Doubles Finalist), Swiss Open (Singles Finalist), Wimbledon (Doubles Finalist) and British Open (Mixed Doubles Champion) . Well done Lucy! A…

  • Athlete Success Round Up – Find out who to look out for!

    A quick round up of recent GSF athlete success. Simon Randerson won three Gold and two Silver Medals in the Swimming section of the European Transplant and Dialysis Games. Simon, who had a liver transplant 16 years ago will be swimming in the 60-69 age group, Simon says “I cannot believe it is sixteen years…