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  • Mari Durward-Akhurst & Rafael Rhys Pollitt September Athletes of the Month

    September is the end or the beginning of the season in many sports and there have been plenty of fantastic athlete successes this month. We are delighted to announce that our September athletes of the month are Mari Durward-Akhurst (Para Equestrian) and Rafael Rhys Pollitt (Fencing). Both athletes have had great results that need to…

  • Team GB win the U23 Men’s Wheelchair Basketball World Championships

    History was made in Toronto as the GB junior men claim gold at the U23 World Championships 2017. Two GLL Sport Foundation supported athletes were part of the winning team; Ben Fox (Swindon) and Jack Perry (Cambridge). In what was a dramatic gold medal game against Turkey, the GB men took the Championship title following…

  • GB Pentathlete Charlotte Follett places 11th at the Hungarian Indoor

    Pentathlon GB sent out a strong squad to the Hungarian Indoor with fellow GB athlete Kerenza Bryson finished in 8th place, closely followed by GLL Sport Foundation supported athlete Charlotte Follett in 11th place, and Georgia Hannen and Georgia Pipes in 21st and 31st respectively. The competition was held over 2 days with many big…

  • Lutalo Muhammad – inspiring GLL’s next generation

    Lutalo Muhammad is an ambassador of the GLL Sport Foundation and has been supported by the programme since he was a teenager. Shooting to fame after grasping the hearts of the nation in his last minute loss in the gold medal fight out in Rio, Lutalo is now back in London before heading back up…

  • Peter Vincent cemented his place as GB Heavyweight Number 1 following the British Championships

    Angmering’s Peter Vincent cemented his place as GB Heavyweight Number 1 following the British Championships held at the English Institute of Sport in Sheffield. A silver medal earned him 150 ranking points to end the year in the top spot in the over 100Kg category. Peter led off with a win against Baths Conor Murphy…

  • GSF Athletes fantastic addition to I Am Team GB Open Days

    The nation’s biggest sports day took part on Saturday 27th August across 2,500 venues throughout the UK, with 29 being held at Better Centres. GLL linked with Join In, ITV, The National Lottery and the British Olympic Association to become a key supporter to the National campaign ‘I am Team GB’ focussed on getting 300,000 UK participants taking part…

  • Tish Marsh & Anton Spiridonov on the road to the 2022 Winter Olympic Games

    New junior ice dance couple Leticia (Tish) Marsh (15 years old) and Anton Spiridonov (17 years old) recently qualified to take part in the International Skating Union (ISU) Junior Grand Prix Series representing the UK after less than a year skating together. The young athletes will fly off from their training camp in Canton, Michigan…

  • ‘Be Inspired’ Open Days at GLL Centres a success

    GLL have teamed up with I Am Team GB and ITV for their Open Days running on the 27th August. Post Olympics, these Open Days aim to inspire the community to come and take part in free taster sessions and to become more active in the long term. Many GLL centres offered a pre Olympic…

  • GLL Sport Foundation supports seven Ice Hockey Players from Swindon

    The GLL Sport Foundation are supporting seven Ice Hockey players from the Swindon area. All are aged between 16 and 18 and several are in the Great Britain junior squads. The 7 Okanagan Hockey Academy players have recently completed their season. They were instrumental in the Academy going unbeaten in their league season, winning the…

  • Rickham selected to set sail for Great Britain at Paralympics in Rio

    Alexandra Rickham is a GLL Sport Foundation Ambassador and a role model to many young athletes. Rickham came down to support the #TeamBetter Swim Challenge whilst they were swimming in her local pool, the same day she found out about Rio selection. The 34 year-old from Epsom has been selected for the ParalympicsGB sailing squad…