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  • GLL BACKS ATHLETE FUNDING TO TOKYO

    On the day when UK Sport announced it will invest significant funding to Britain’s Olympic and Paralympic sports for the Tokyo 2020 cycle, Charitable Social Enterprise GLL has positively backed the focus on supporting the next generation of athletes with the announcement it will invest over £5million into athletes across the UK through its athlete…

  • GSF supported athlete Stefano Cataldi of Merton Weightlifting Club wins London-wide recognition for weightlifting success

    Stefano Cataldi of Merton Weightlifting Club has been named the London Sportivate Participant of the Year by Sport England Stefano is a member of Merton Weightlifting Club, which has been backed by Sportivate project funding, a programme which encourages young people to get more active Stefano is one of the 780,000 young people who have…
  • GLL Sport Foundation & Middlesex University – Sport Science Support Programme Review 2015-16

    Overview This is the third year that the 1-2-1 support programme has run through a partnership between the GLL Sport Foundation (GSF) and the London Sport Institute (LSI) at Middlesex University. The programme aims to provide talented young athletes with access to elite level sports sciences support. The collaborative opportunity provides a range of Sport…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • ‘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…

  • Fiona Bunn competes in the Junior World Orienteering Championships

    Fiona is one of our SportsAid athletes and has kindly sent in a blog of her journey and results through the Junior World Orienteering Championships (JWOC). To summarise Fiona said, “Thank you so much for your generous support this year which has been a massive influence and enabled me to step my training and competing…

  • Fantastic month for Tennis star Emily Appleton

    At the start of May, and after two more weeks of clay court training, Emily headed to the Grade 1 in Santa Croce, Italy – a lovely tournament which includes on its’ list of previous participants, Andy Murray, Jo Konta, Victoria Azarenka, and Ana Ivanovic to name just a few. Emily was on fine form…

  • William Burke also flying the flag for his excellent performances in Judo

    William is a 14 year old Judo athlete from Balcombe and has a busy training schedule with club, and England training taking place regularly. In addition to his 2-3 times a week training schedule at his club, Kin Ryu Judo, and his cadet England training session, he also took part in a European training camp in…

  • GLL Sport Foundation ‘Road to Rio’ Sponsor Event at the BT Tower a great success

    Charitable social enterprise GLL has announced a £1.2 million athlete fund to support over 2000 athletes across the UK in 2016/17. The VIP event was held at the prestigious BT Tower in London on Tuesday 3rd May with guest of honour GSF Patron Sally Gunnell. Sally was joined by senior figures in sport, programme sponsors…