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  • TRAVELLING 1,500 MILES A MONTH…. ATHLETES BIDDING TO REACH THE TOP!

    Great Britain’s future Olympians and Paralympians are travelling nearly 1,500 miles every single month to train and compete according to SportsAid’s annual athlete survey. The survey, delivered by Nunki Solutions, a leading partner of the charity, aims to highlight the commitment and dedication shown by the next generation of athletes – and their families –…

  • RECORD NUMBER OF ATHLETES SUPPORTED IN BATH & SOMERSET

    78 talented young athletes from Bath and North East Somerset will benefit from a £50,600 fund – thanks to charitable social enterprise GLL.  Athletes will be supported through the GLL Sport Foundation (GSF), the largest independent athlete support programme in the UK, this year marks its 10th year of support today and tomorrows athletes. The…

  • 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 World Transplant Games in Malaga…

  • Eight GSF supported athletes to compete at World University Summer Games

    The international University Sports Federation (FISU) organise the World University Games (the Universiade) every two years. The Summer Universiade consists of 10 compulsory sports with 13 compulsory disciplines and up to 3 optional sports chosen by the host country. The Universiade is widely recognised as the second largest multisport Games in the world after the…

  • Summer of Sporting Talent – GSF athletes competing against the best

    This summer is showing a variety of sporting championships including Wimbledon, the Athletics and Para Athletics World Championships and the Deaflympics. We’re proud to announce a huge number of GSF supported athletes have been selected and are already competing in these world class events. Lucy Shuker (GSF ambassador in Taunton) begins her Wimbledon Championship campaign…

  • April Athletes of the Month – Boxing Brilliance Cherrelle Brown & Morgan Ansell

    April was a very successful month for athletes, particularly in the sport of Boxing, where two of our supported athletes won their national titles. Cherrelle Brown from Islington has been a GLL Sport Foundation supported athlete for a number of years and uses her local facilities to help with her training. Last month Cherrelle won…

  • National Squad selection for supported gymnasts Luke and Clayton

    British Gymnastics have recently selected their National Squad for a small number of gymnasts who have been identified as having future international potential. Clayton Bell and Luke Marsh of Rugby Gymnastics Club are both supported by the GLL Sport Foundation and have been included in this National Squad for 2017. Men’s Artistic Squad boys Luke, 11,…

  • December Athletes of the Month – London Disability Swimming Club

    London Disability Swim Club are fantastic all year round, but their achievements in December must be recognised. Seventeen London Disability Classified Swimmers travelled to Manchester to compete in this prestigious annual event; the National Disability Championships.  To open the event, there was a heroes parade and celebration of GB Rio Paralympians including of course GSF ambassador…

  • Mew Jensen siblings making the family proud through cycling and diving

    Georg Mew Jensen is a supported cyclist. The photo above is from the Six Day, 1878 Cup. He got two podium finishes so was really happy considering it was U21, they raced 3 x 160 lap Madison’s on consecutive days. He’d never ridden such a long race before, now he’s done 3! With his partner…

  • GSF’s MAGNIFICENT SEVEN SUPPORT TEAM GB’s MEDAL HAUL

    A total of 45 Team GB athletes competing at the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games received financial and training support in from the GLL Sport Foundation (GSF). The Foundation is the brain-child of GLL, the Country’s largest operator of public sports facilities. The first 24 of the GSF athletes to compete were part of…