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  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Imani Lansiquot: future athletics star, academic and inspiration

    Website fastrunning.com has written a fantastic article on GLL Sport Foundation supported athlete Imani Lansiquot. Imani is the second fastest British junior of all time, being only behind GSF ambassador Dina Asher-Smith. She has a bright future ahead of her, but also has the ambition to inspire young women and become a psychologist. Read more…

  • 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…

  • Perri Shakes-Drayton credits GLL Sport Foundation after recovering from injury to claim silver at World Championships

    Sprinter Perri Shakes-Drayton has praised the support of the GLL Sport Foundation after receiving a silver medal for her part in Team GB’s stunning 4x400m performance at the IAAF World Championships – completing her long journey back to elite competition following an injury hit three-year spell. For developing athletes, additional support can be crucial, particularly…

  • 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.…

  • GLL Sport Foundation and SportsAid supported athletes hit the ITV news!

    Last month ITV approached SportsAid asking for some young up and coming athletes that have been inspired by the IAAF World Championships held in London. Two GLL Sport Foundation supported athletes were selected to take part in the filming for ITV news on the 15th of August. Filming took place on the track at the…

  • Success for GSF supported athletes on final weekend of the IAAF World Championships

    The IAAF World Championships were a huge success, being hosted in London and getting a record number of spectators to the event every night. Great Britain and NI had a slow start to the medal tally but reached UK Sport’s target on the final days with some fantastic results from the relays. Great Britain and…

  • GLL Sport Foundation supported sprinters shine at Athletics World Championships

    The World Athletics Championships aren’t even half way through yet and there has been plenty of British success, with Mo Farah showing his class on the opening night winning the 10,000m in style. Although GSF supported athletes haven’t yet medalled, they have shown great potential for the future of British sprinting. Daryll Neita took to…

  • Joe Appiah is triple medallist at the European Masters Athletics Championships

    Joe Appiah is one of our most successful masters athletes that we support. Last weekend Joe competed in the European Masters Athletics Championships and came away with two gold medals. In the M45 110mH final Joe won the race by almost one second with a time of 15.22 secs. This was a season’s best into…