West Oxfordshire District Council and GLL back local sporting talent!
45 talented young athletes from West Oxfordshire have benefitted from a £22,750 award pot, thanks to West Oxfordshire Councils Sports Awards, in partnership with charitable social enterprise GLL and its athlete support programme the GLL Sport Foundation (GSF) - the largest independent programme in the UK.
The supported athletes represent sports across Olympic, Paralympic, Deaflympic and Special Olympic sporting disciplines. Most of the funding is designed to help young developing talent and 91% of awards are to athletes aged under 21. These are difficult ages for young athletes, when funding is not easily available and the costs of competition and training are high. Indeed 96% of the award recipients receive no other sport funding.