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  • 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…

  • 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 Sport Foundation & SportsAid supported Holly Dunford nominated for One-To-Watch award

    SportsAid has announced the ten athletes on the shortlist for this year’s One-to-Watch Award. The annual award, set to be presented at the charity’s SportsBall in London on Thursday 23 November, was launched in 2006 and looks to shine a spotlight on the achievements of Britain’s brightest young sporting prospects. Among the shortlist of ten are two…

  • Richard Kruse – October Athlete of the Month

    Richard Kruse is a four time Olympian who has been supported by the GLL Sport Foundation for a number of years. This has become even more important now that fencing is no longer funded by UK Sport. October has been a very successful month for Kruse and he has moved up to world number four…

  • Team England – Commonwealth Games 2018

    The Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018) will be the largest sporting event Australia will see this decade and the biggest sporting spectacular the Gold Coast has ever seen. As the first regional Australian city to ever host a Commonwealth Games, the Gold Coast will celebrate a great Games in a great city leaving great…

  • Greenwich Charity Raise Funds To Support Local Athlete Journeys

    Greenwich charity, Greenwich Starting Blocks held a Gala Dinner on Wednesday 4th October at the prestigious InterContinental, 02 London Hotel to celebrate 10 years of success and raise funds to support the next generation of Greenwich athletes. 280 guests from across the sport, corporate and political world attended the dinner including Royal Borough of Greenwich…

  • 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 chosen to represent GB following…

  • Medal count in double figures for GLL Sport Foundation supported athletes at the School Games

    The 2017 School Games took place at Loughborough University from 31st August-3rd September. The School Games is as close as you can get to a ‘mini Olympics’ at school age and gives young athletes a taste of what a large scale multi sport competition is like. The event seeks to create an inspirational and motivational…

  • Reece Prescod – August Athlete of the Month

    The IAAF World Championships certainly dominated the first half of August with sell outs every evening and huge TV viewings of the athletics. Team GB reached their medal target on the last day with success in the relays. British sprinting is definitely on the rise with some fantastic results from young up and coming athletes.…

  • Nearly 50 GLL Sport Foundation athletes competed in World Championships Team Trials

    The GLL Sport Foundation are proud to support nearly 50 athletes that competed at the World Champs Team Trials at the weekend. To qualify for the World Championships, athletes that have the qualifying time and are place in the Top 2 automatically qualify. The rest is up to the selectors! The highlights of the weekend for GLL…