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  • SportsAid award nomination huge confidence boost for GSF supported Calvin Tarczy

    Junior World Championship gold might seem like the perfect ego boost, but Ealing rower Calvin Tarczy will take to the water with renewed confidence after he was shortlisted for SportsAid’s prestigious One-to-Watch Award. Tarczy won world coxless four gold in August, having topped the podium twice at an international junior regatta in Munich three months…

  • 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…

  • Piper sisters impress at the World Youth Archery Championships

    Eleanor and Louisa Piper have now returned from their thirteen day trip to Rosario, Argentina where they competed for GBR in the World Youth Archery Championships. Eleanor (age 18) competing in the U21 category, which consisted of 64 archers from 26 countries, and Louisa (age 14) in the U17 category of 93 archers from 44…

  • World Taekwondo Grand Prix coming back home to London

    The World Taekwondo Grand Prix will take place at the Copper Box Arena, operated by GLL. Lutalo Muhammad and Christian McNeish will be competing and are both supported by the GLL Sport Foundation. Golden girls Jade Jones and Bianca Walkden will spearhead GB Taekwondo’s 16-strong squad’s challenge at the World Taekwondo Grand Prix, October 20-22.…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Reece Prescod – August Athlete of the Month

    The IAAF World Championships certainly dominated the first half of August with sell outs every evening and huge TV viewings of the athletics. Team GB reached their medal target on the last day with success in the relays. British sprinting is definitely on the rise with some fantastic results from young up and coming athletes.…

  • Fiona Bunn – Junior World Orienteering Championships Blog

    Fiona Bunn is an orienteering athlete supported by the GLL Sport Foundation in partnership with SportsAid. She has written an account of her journey up to and during the Junior World Orienteering Championships (JWOC). Fiona’s blog is a fantastic example of not always achieving the results you want, but never giving up and striving for…

  • Eight GSF supported athletes to compete at World University Summer Games

    The international University Sports Federation (FISU) organise the World University Games (the Universiade) every two years. The Summer Universiade consists of 10 compulsory sports with 13 compulsory disciplines and up to 3 optional sports chosen by the host country. The Universiade is widely recognised as the second largest multisport Games in the world after the…

  • 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…