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  • 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…

  • 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 Gurnell’s junior swim programme, which…

  • Sibling Success For South West Water Skiiers

    The GLL Sport Foundation supports athletes throughout the UK and are pleased to receive positive news and results from all parts of the country. Amelia and Tom Tooze are based down in Taunton and use the GLL centres down in the South West to help with their training for water skiing. They have both have had…

  • 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…

  • GSF supported athletes update us with summer achievements

    We recently sent out a survey to our supported athletes for feedback on how to improve our services in future years. We’ve had a great response so far, thank you to those athletes that have replied with your comments. Lots of these athletes are very grateful for the support and sent in their recent results…

  • GLL Sport Foundation & GLL Community Foundation work in partnership at Poplar Baths One Year Anniversary

    On 27th July 2016 Poplar Baths Leisure Centre opened it’s doors to the public for the first time in 30 years. The iconic venue is at the heart of the community in Tower Hamlets and offers swimming, gym, fitness classes, roof top football pitch and Better Coffee Corner. To mark the one year anniversary the centre…

  • World Transplant Games: GSF supported athletes strike gold!

    The World Transplant Games are unique games which celebrate what is possible in life after transplantation. Put simply, the games are the ‘Olympics’ for transplant recipients. Held every two years, this year the Games were hosted by the city of Malaga, Spain where 1,350 transplant athletes from 52 countries gathered from across the globe. The Games…

  • First year of Cardiff athletes supported by the GLL Sport Foundation

    Cardiff City Hall hosted the first Cardiff GLL Sport Foundation (GSF) Awards on Tuesday 27th June.  The event took place to launch GSF across Cardiff, celebrate the successes of local athlete and recognise the partnerships with multiple stakeholders to the programme. A huge 35 athletes attended the event with their guests to receive their certificates…

  • 2017 Barnet Athlete Awards

    On Friday 16th June, Hendon Leisure Centre hosted their 2nd annual GLL Sport Foundation (GSF) Awards evening to celebrate the sporting success of Barnet’s young talent. 21 Barnet athletes were presented with certificates and t-shirts on the night. GLL Barnet will be supporting 59 athletes through 2017/18 with £32,850 in cash, training and sport science…