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  • 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 no.1 Cadet in GB, as…

  • 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 funded for many years to…

  • 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. This will enable aspiring athletes…

  • 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 the Commonwealth Games. At just…

  • GLL SUPPORTING TODAY AND TOMORROWS ATHLETES

    Charitable social enterprise and the UK’s largest leisure operator is set to support three thousand athletes in 2018 through their athlete support programme, the ‘GLL Sport Foundation’. The GLL Sport Foundation is an athlete focussed support programme providing athletes across the UK with tangible support to aid their sports performance, support includes training membership access…

  • PARA EQUESTRIAN ATHLETE MARI AKHURST YEARS REVIEW

    We caught up with GB para equestrian athlete Mari Akhurst, here is her 2017 sporting year – Wow what a year it has been, where to start. I still cannot believe what me and the horses have managed to achieve this year but it would not have been possible without my amazing support team, my…

  • SYNCHRO SWIMMER TAKES CLEAN SWEEP

    Supported synchronised swimmer Mimi Gray has had a phenomenal 2017: In September she went to GB trials and she was accepted into GB Juniors  18 and under and GB seniors . She is one of the youngest to ever be accepted into GB Seniors. At the start of November at the British Swimming Awards she…

  • SNAP SHOT – THIS WEEKS ATHLETE SUCCESSES

    With many athletes now into a strong bank of winter training with weather getting tougher, below is a snap shot of this weeks successes showcasing that your fellow athletes are in competition mode and delivering successes, whether you are training or competing you are all one team, work hard and strive for success.  We are…

  • ENGLAND MEN AND WOMEN SECURE GOLD AT WATER POLO U21 EU NATIONS CHAMPIONSHIP

    England’s U21 men and women have secured gold at the recent Water Polo EU Nations Championships for a full article on the championships please view external publication by Water Polo England. Post competition we caught up with sixteen year old team member Katy Cutler on her views from the championships What did it feel like…

  • 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 Wales) and won Gold individually…