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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…

  • Mari Durward-Akhurst becomes National Para Dressage Champion

    Friday 15th September 2017: LeMieux National Dressage Championships 2017- Gold Para Dressage Championship Mari has sent us in a blog of her experience of becoming national champion; we’re very proud to be supporting her! Lost for words….. A dream come true!! Today me and Sky became the Grade 1 National Champions with 71.49%. I cannot believe…

  • Paralympian Claire Cashmore starts new venture in para-triathlon

    Paralympian Claire Cashmore has won multiple Paralympic medals for swimming, but has now decided to try and new venture! We’re looking forward to continuing our support through this exciting journey. Please read her blog below. You may have noticed from my pictures and social media posts, I am spending a lot less time in a swimming…

    July Athletes of the Month – Aled Davies & Michael McKillop

    July was a very busy month with a lot of success from our supported athletes. It was a difficult decision, but we have chosen Aled Davies and Michael McKillop for their successes at the Para Athletics World Championships last month. Both athletes added to their medal collections winning more golds in London. Aled Davies won…

  • FORMER GB TRIATHLETE TAKES UP PARA-ROWING AFTER CYCLING INJURY

    Being able to pick yourself up after a setback is a sign of a true sportsperson, but for Benjamin Pritchard the setback involved taking up a whole new sport. Before he crashed in a race in September 2016, Pritchard was rising through the domestic cycling ranks, having signed with a domestic team for the 2017…

  • Gold for Matthew Phillips at World Paraclimbing Cup

    Matthew Phillips 15, a local student from Guildford has recently returned from the Italian Alps where he took part in the World Paraclimbing Cup as a part of the GB Paraclimbing Team. He competed in the competition with other competitors from across the world and brought home a Gold medal in his first ever international…

  • May Athletes of the Month – Susie Rodgers, Amy Marren & Tully Kearney

    Paralympic swimmers Susie Rodgers, Amy Marren and Tully Kearney have all been selected for the Rio Games later this year. We couldn’t pick one, so we’ve decided to give them a joint athlete of the month for May. All three athletes are ambassadors of the GLL Sport Foundation and we’re very excited to see what…