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  • March Athlete of the Month – Max Whitley

    March was a great month for many athletes, but we have decided that Taekwondo athlete Max Whitley deserved the GLL Sport Foundation March Athlete of the Month award. Max competed three weekends in a row, medalling at all three of them. Max received his Achievement Award at the Chiltern District Council annual Community awards last…

  • Hillingdon Gymnasts led by ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ winner bring home the Gold from the World Championships in China

    Two young gymnasts Callum Portugal-Walker (17) and Keiran Blower (12) from London Borough of Hillingdon Gymnastics Club, based at Better’s Botwell Green Sports & Leisure Centre in Hayes, have been selected to represent their club and country in the upcoming 2016 Acrobatic Gymnastic World Championships. The Men’s pair are trained for 19 hours a week…

  • Athlete success celebrated at the annual Chiltern District Council Awards partnered with the GLL Sport Foundation

    Chiltern District Council hosted the annual Community Awards at Kings Church, Amersham on Thursday 17th March. GLL’s Jamie Coleshill (Regional Director) presented awards and certificates to athletes part of the GLL Sports Foundation. In attendance included The Lord-Lieutenant for Buckinghamshire, Sir Henry Aubrey-Fletcher, Cllr Mimi Harker OBE, Cllr Graham Harris and Cllr Nigel Shepherd. Jamie Coleshill…

  • West Oxfordshire Sports Awards celebrate another year of athlete support

    On Wednesday 16th March, West Oxfordshire’s young talent were honoured at an awards ceremony celebrating their sporting successes. The GLL Sport Foundation are very proud to be partnered with West Oxfordshire District Council in order to help athletes reach their potential and reduce the financial burden of competitive sport. A total of 45 individuals and…

  • Kristen Spours selected to represent Great Britain at the World Figure Skating Championships in Boston

    Kristen Spours is a GLL Sport Foundation supported athlete for Figure Skating. As you can imagine, training and competition for ice skating can be very expensive, and an Achievement Award helps athletes with funding this and providing facilities to train in amongst physiotherapy and sport science opportunities. The GLL Sport Foundation is very proud to…

  • Rickham selected to set sail for Great Britain at Paralympics in Rio

    Alexandra Rickham is a GLL Sport Foundation Ambassador and a role model to many young athletes. Rickham came down to support the #TeamBetter Swim Challenge whilst they were swimming in her local pool, the same day she found out about Rio selection. The 34 year-old from Epsom has been selected for the ParalympicsGB sailing squad…

  • #TeamBetter swim 31 miles over 6 days in aid of Sport Relief raising over £14k

    The #TeamBetter Swim Challenge took place from Thursday 25th February until 1st March when the team of 13 each swam 31 miles in 6 days across the UK and NI, all in the name of raising money for Sport Relief. #TeamBetter travelled around 31 Better Leisure Centres from London, all the way out to Belfast…

  • February Athlete of the Month – Tin-Tin Ho

    Table Tennis has once again dominated the GLL Sport Foundation Athlete of the Month award. Tin-Tin Ho from Westminster has had a fantastic February winning the Nottingham Grand Prix at the end of January and picking up a SPOTY award and presenting at another prestigious ceremony. At the Nottingham Grand Prix Tin-Tin won the Women…

  • GLL Sport Foundation supported athlete Peter powers on in Paris

    GLL Sport Foundation supported Judo athlete has had another strong performance this month. GB Senior Peter Vincent put in a great performance at the 21st A S Bondy International judo Tournament in Paris to take Silver in the heavyweight class. Peter, above centre, with Kin Ryu coaches and IJF referees Lisa Harrison and Martin Rivers…

  • GLL Sport Foundation Supported Athletes Excel at England Athletics Age Group Indoor Champs

    The England Athletics Age Group (U20, U17, and U15) Indoor Championships took place in Sheffield at the weekend. There were impressive performances throughout the weekend of the Eng land Athletics Indoors, including a new national record in the pole vault. As has often been the case, the 60m sprints provided some great performances and great battles. Imani Lansiquot…