The GLL Sport Foundation is an athlete focussed support programme providing athletes across the UK with tangible support to aid their sports performance, support includes training membership access to over three hundred venues across the UK, access to physio and injury rehab support and financial awards up to the value of £1,250.
Applications for athletes are open until 20th February 2018 via the website portal – www.gllsportfoundation.org
Across the UK it is projected three thousand athletes will be supported in 2018; it will mark a special milestone for the UK’s largest independent athlete support programme as the programme turns ten years, over which period it will have provided sixteen thousand athlete awards at a value of £9million.
The Foundation is directly aligned to National Governing Body of sport talent pathways, and with National partnerships with SportsAid and the Mary Peters Trust it ensures that the right awards are provided to the right athletes at the right time.
These partnerships ensures that the Foundation can make most impact to athletes that are transitioning from national to international level and with 74% of athletes being aged under twenty one and 87% of athletes receiving no other funding support, the impact of the Foundation is significant.
Supported athlete James-Andrew Davis (Fencing) said “Fencing has been my passion from the age of 4 years old. I have been privileged enough to find a sport that I truly love and have been able to gain so much. I am now 25 years old and have not yet reached my peak. I have 2 Olympic Games to my name but am still striving to win that Gold medal. Unfortunately the support from the World Class Programme into fencing will be no more. This is going to cause a huge burden on my resources in funding the various aspects of my season, such as coaching and travel. With your support, I will be able to completely fund 1 of my tournaments this season. I appreciate all the support you have shown in me over the past few years and hope that your continued support will help me achieve my dreams.”
Laura Hirai (Softball) said “Softball has been reintroduced into the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, so it would be a dream to represent Great Britain. The award will allow me to train more frequently as softball is not supported by the government and it would take a lot of pressure off my parents in supporting me financially.”
Video interview snapshot from double Olympic taekwondo medallist and Ambassador Lutalo Muhammad - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BaaLcJwPnPI
Apply now to have the opportunity to fund your sporting journey!