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  • GLL BACKS UK SPORTING TALENT TO RIO AND BEYOND

    More than 2000 talented young athletes from across the UK will benefit from a £1,200,000 fund – thanks to charitable social enterprise GLL.  The athletes will be supported through the GLL Sport Foundation (GSF) the largest independent athlete talent programme in the UK, in partnership with SportsAid, Mary Peters Trust, local councils and public organisations.…

  • GSF supported athlete Alexandra Snowdon skates to gold for Great Britain

    Talented figure skater, Alexandra Snowdon, aged just nine years, has wowed the ice skating and ice dancing world by winning two gold medals for Great Britain at the Copenhagen Dance Cup Competition, held over the Easter weekend. The young champion, based at Better’s Streatham Ice and Leisure Centre in London and competing for her first…

  • March Athlete of the Month – Max Whitley

    March was a great month for many athletes, but we have decided that Taekwondo athlete Max Whitley deserved the GLL Sport Foundation March Athlete of the Month award. Max competed three weekends in a row, medalling at all three of them. Max received his Achievement Award at the Chiltern District Council annual Community awards last…

  • Hillingdon Gymnasts led by ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ winner bring home the Gold from the World Championships in China

    Two young gymnasts Callum Portugal-Walker (17) and Keiran Blower (12) from London Borough of Hillingdon Gymnastics Club, based at Better’s Botwell Green Sports & Leisure Centre in Hayes, have been selected to represent their club and country in the upcoming 2016 Acrobatic Gymnastic World Championships. The Men’s pair are trained for 19 hours a week…

  • Athlete success celebrated at the annual Chiltern District Council Awards partnered with the GLL Sport Foundation

    Chiltern District Council hosted the annual Community Awards at Kings Church, Amersham on Thursday 17th March. GLL’s Jamie Coleshill (Regional Director) presented awards and certificates to athletes part of the GLL Sports Foundation. In attendance included The Lord-Lieutenant for Buckinghamshire, Sir Henry Aubrey-Fletcher, Cllr Mimi Harker OBE, Cllr Graham Harris and Cllr Nigel Shepherd. Jamie Coleshill…

  • #TeamBetter swim 31 miles over 6 days in aid of Sport Relief raising over £14k

    The #TeamBetter Swim Challenge took place from Thursday 25th February until 1st March when the team of 13 each swam 31 miles in 6 days across the UK and NI, all in the name of raising money for Sport Relief. #TeamBetter travelled around 31 Better Leisure Centres from London, all the way out to Belfast…

  • Last Chance to Apply for 2016 Athlete Support!

    The GLL Sport Foundation want to be able to support as many athletes as possible on their sporting journeys. The deadline to apply for 2016/17 support is this Saturday, 20th February. Please APPLY HERE – this is your last chance! WHAT GLL in partnership with local authorities, public sector partners and SportsAid operate the GLL Sport…

  • Transplant Sport Swimming Event

    To kick off the New Year with a bang, the GLL Sport Foundation kindly agreed to host the Great Britain and Northern Ireland Transplant swimming team at Parkside pools, Cambridge on the 23rd and 24th January 2016. The weekend was a great opportunity for the team to reunite after their outstanding performance at last year’s…

  • Athlete Sport Performance Workshops – Sign Up Now

    GLL Sport Foundation supported athletes have access to sport science workshops for free, and we are pleased to announce the programme is in its final stages for 2016. The theory and practical workshops will be delivered from London locations; Middlesex University in Barnet and Mile End Park Stadium in East London during term time and holiday…

  • Michael McKillop – wins Sports Person with a Disability at the Belfast Telegraph Sports Awards

    Congratulations to Michael McKillop for winning the Sports Person with a Disability award at the Belfast Telegraph Sports awards on the 25th of January. Michael McKillop is an inspirational figure for middle distance athletes. The track star struck ‘Gold’ twice at the IPC World Championships in Doha with victory in the 800 and 1500m races and has broken…