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Swim like a champion: Free Olympic masterclass at Gurnell Leisure Centre

Families in Ealing will have the chance to improve their swimming at a FREE coaching session to be hosted by double Olympian and GLL Sports Foundation Athlete Ekaterina Avramova at Gurnell Leisure Centre on 29thOctober 2017. The event, which is being sponsored by leisure operator Better, will celebrate the huge success of

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World Taekwondo Grand Prix coming back home to London

The World Taekwondo Grand Prix will take place at the Copper Box Arena, operated by GLL. Lutalo Muhammad and Christian McNeish will be competing and are both supported by the GLL Sport Foundation. Golden girls Jade Jones and Bianca Walkden will spearhead GB Taekwondo’s 16-strong squad’s challenge at the World

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Mari Durward-Akhurst & Rafael Rhys Pollitt September Athletes of the Month

September is the end or the beginning of the season in many sports and there have been plenty of fantastic athlete successes this month. We are delighted to announce that our September athletes of the month are Mari Durward-Akhurst (Para Equestrian) and Rafael Rhys Pollitt (Fencing). Both athletes have had

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Transplant Sport Swimming Day at the ‘Pool of Champions’

On Saturday 23rd September 2017, 24 transplant swimmers congregated at the London Aquatics Centre for the Transplant Sport Swimming Day. The swimmers, aged between 12 and 70 years old came from around the UK, have one thing in common – they all have had a life-saving organ or bone-marrow transplants. Many of the swimmers, who attend the London event, recently

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Mari Durward-Akhurst becomes National Para Dressage Champion

Friday 15th September 2017: LeMieux National Dressage Championships 2017- Gold Para Dressage Championship Mari has sent us in a blog of her experience of becoming national champion; we’re very proud to be supporting her! Lost for words….. A dream come true!! Today me and Sky became the Grade 1 National Champions

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Paralympian Claire Cashmore starts new venture in para-triathlon

Paralympian Claire Cashmore has won multiple Paralympic medals for swimming, but has now decided to try and new venture! We’re looking forward to continuing our support through this exciting journey. Please read her blog below. You may have noticed from my pictures and social media posts, I am spending a lot

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Transplant Swimming Day to take place at London Aquatics Centre on September 23rd

30 transplant swimmers will congregate at the London Aquatics Centre for the Transplant Sport Swimming Day on Saturday 23rd September. Aged 12 to 70 years old from around the UK, they have one thing in common – all have had a life-saving organ or bone-marrow transplants. Many of the swimmers attending the London event recently competed at the

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Kirsten Wells part of Ultimate team qualified for European Championships

Kirsten Wells is a GLL Sport Foundation supported athlete that competes in Ultimate Frisbee. She has sent us an update on her latest achievement. It was UK Ultimate Nationals over the Bank Holiday Weekend and I’m super excited to tell you that SYC finished 2nd out of 8 women’s teams,

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Judo star Jonah Alfert picks up brilliant bronze at Maccabiah Games in Israel

Jonah Alfert, a member of Chalfont Judokwai and a pupil of Dr Challoner’s Grammar School in Amersham, has won Great Britain’s first ever under 21s Judo medal in the world Maccabiah games, held in Israel. Jonah is also supported by the GLL Sport Foundation in the Chiltern region. Jonah was

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