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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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Hartpury Happiness for GSF athlete Mari Durward-Akhurst

    Mari Durward-Akhurst is a GLL Sport Foundation athlete competing in Para Dressage. Mari attended the Chiltern & South Bucks GSF awards last month and is truly engaged in the programme. Below is her update from Hartpury CPEDI3* International that she sent in to us. I am absolutely delighted to say that Hartpury went amazing! Team…

  • Nearly 50 GLL Sport Foundation athletes competed in World Championships Team Trials

    The GLL Sport Foundation are proud to support nearly 50 athletes that competed at the World Champs Team Trials at the weekend. To qualify for the World Championships, athletes that have the qualifying time and are place in the Top 2 automatically qualify. The rest is up to the selectors! The highlights of the weekend for GLL…

  • GSF supported athlete Joe Appiah takes GOLD at the World Masters Athletics World Championships

    Joe competed at the British Masters athletics championship at Lee Valley on 11th March and won the 60mH, 3rd in LJ and 2nd in 60m at his age group M45. Joe sent us an update from the World Masters Athletics Indoor Championships that you can read below: One of my aims this season is the…

  • September Athletes of the Month

    September has been a very successful month for our Paralympians, with 6 gold medals won by GLL Sport Foundation supported athletes out in Rio. We couldn’t decide on one as they’ve all had their struggles and achieved an amazing dream by being Paralympic champions, so all six athletes are named the September Athlete of the…

  • UK’s Largest Independent Athlete Support Programme Strikes Gold For The Community

    The celebrations held across the UK for record-breaking Rio Olympic and Paralympic Games athletes have been enthusiastic and widespread. It has been a triumph for the athletes, their sports and the British Olympic and Paralympic Associations. For the UK’s largest independent athlete support programme; the GLL Sport Foundation, it was also a resounding justification for…

  • 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…