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  • Kirsten Wells part of Ultimate team qualified for European Championships

    Kirsten Wells is a GLL Sport Foundation supported athlete that competes in Ultimate Frisbee. She has sent us an update on her latest achievement. It was UK Ultimate Nationals over the Bank Holiday Weekend and I’m super excited to tell you that SYC finished 2nd out of 8 women’s teams, meaning we automatically qualify for…

  • 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…

  • Summer of Sporting Talent – GSF athletes competing against the best

    This summer is showing a variety of sporting championships including Wimbledon, the Athletics and Para Athletics World Championships and the Deaflympics. We’re proud to announce a huge number of GSF supported athletes have been selected and are already competing in these world class events. Lucy Shuker (GSF ambassador in Taunton) begins her Wimbledon Championship campaign…

  • 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…

  • SOUTH OXFORDSHIRE & VALE OF WHITE HORSE TALENTED ATHLETES PRESENTED AWARDS

    Nearly 120 talented young athletes based in South Oxfordshire or Vale of White Horse will benefit from a fund worth over £60,000 – thanks to charitable social enterprise GLL. The athletes will be supported through the ground breaking GLL Sport Foundation (GSF), the largest independent athlete support programme in the UK. The athlete awards cover…

  • Second annual Belfast GSF awards at Belfast City Hall with attendance from 120 individuals

    44 athletes in Belfast were recognised with awards and a funding commitment of over £50,000 from GLL. The event was opened by the Lord Mayor of Belfast (Nuala McAllister, Alliance party). GLL’s Belfast Community Sport Manager, Ronan McKenna compered the evening with GSF Chair Peter Bundey speaking at the event, and GLL Regional Director Gareth…