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  • PERRI SHAKES DRAYTON JOINS GLL SPORT FOUNDATION BOARD

    The GLL Sport Foundation (GSF), the UK’s largest independent athlete support programme, has appointed Team GB sprinter Perri Shakes-Drayton as a member of its board. Following GLL’s recent appointment of James Jebb as its new Foundations Manager, heading up both GSF and the GLL Community Foundation (GCF), the foundation has added the experience of the…
  • 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 –…

  • European Championships 2018 Success!

    GSF Athlete’s have had unbelievable success over the last 10 days at the European Championships 2018. Things could not have gone better for Dina Asher-Smith in Berlin. Taking home three Gold medals, Dina smashed the 100m and 200m finals, and then brought home the 4x100m Gold alongside fellow GSF sponsored athletes Bianca Williams and Imani-Lara…

  • Athlete Success Round Up – Find out who to look out for!

    A quick round up of recent GSF athlete success. Simon Randerson won three Gold and two Silver Medals in the Swimming section of the European Transplant and Dialysis Games. Simon, who had a liver transplant 16 years ago will be swimming in the 60-69 age group, Simon says “I cannot believe it is sixteen years…

  • Great things for Team GB – find out more

    Joe Appiah represented Team GB in Madrid Spain at the European Masters Athletics Indoor Championships EMACI and took home Gold in the long jump in his age group M45 category with 6.33m, after trying for 11 years and with a hamstring injury! more HERE  Austin Mitchell-King achieved Gold with Team GB under 18’s at the…

  • 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…

  • Paralympian and supported athlete Louise Hunt cuts the ribbon at opening of new GLL centre

    The new £1.7m extension to the gym at White Horse Leisure and Tennis Centre was officially opened today by Vale of White Horse District Council and the council’s leisure provider GLL. The White Horse Leisure and Tennis Centre now features a substantial 290sqm extension to the gym, newly refurbished changing rooms, the latest Technogym ‘Excite’…

  • Hillingdon Gymnasts led by ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ winner bring home the Gold from the World Championships in China

    Two young gymnasts Callum Portugal-Walker (17) and Keiran Blower (12) from London Borough of Hillingdon Gymnastics Club, based at Better’s Botwell Green Sports & Leisure Centre in Hayes, have been selected to represent their club and country in the upcoming 2016 Acrobatic Gymnastic World Championships. The Men’s pair are trained for 19 hours a week…

  • #TeamBetter swim 31 miles over 6 days in aid of Sport Relief raising over £14k

    The #TeamBetter Swim Challenge took place from Thursday 25th February until 1st March when the team of 13 each swam 31 miles in 6 days across the UK and NI, all in the name of raising money for Sport Relief. #TeamBetter travelled around 31 Better Leisure Centres from London, all the way out to Belfast…