Ten aspiring young athletes have been successful in receiving grants as part of Leicester-Shire and Rutland Sport’s GO GOLD Funding Programme 2017.
Funding ranges from £250-£1,000, with Podium level funding is provided by Leicestershire County Council, Leicester City Council and Rutland County Council to athletes who are competing at Regional, National or International Level in an Olympic, Paralympic or Commonwealth discipline.
75 young sports stars were given funding, including 10 from the District of Blaby, including Shooter Alex Harris and Olympic Trialist Daisy Platts.
The funding helps go towards travel, accommodation, kit and equipment. GO GOLD continues to be a valuable source of support for athletes in a range of 28 sports, from beach volleyball through to bobsleigh.
All GO GOLD athletes will be blogging throughout the year on their competition and training progress – visit www.lrsport.org/blogs to read the latest Blogs.
For more information on GO GOLD visit www.lrsport.org/gogold.
2017 Recipients from Blaby District
Alex Harris – Shooting
- Part of the 5 man Home International winning Junior team
- Second place in Juniors English Open Single Barrel
Alex Solonenko – Tennis
- 3rd in national Tennis rankings
- Won U14 Doubles in Nationals
Cole Lee – Swimming
- 5th at British Nationals in 50m Backstroke
- 4th at International Children’s Games, Taiwan
Conor Harris – Shooting
- English Champion U16 single barrel
- British Champion U16 Single Barrel
Daisy Platts - Swimming
- Qualified for Olympic Trials in 200m Backstroke
- Finalist at British Summer Nationals in three events
Emma Achurch - Athletics
- Competed at the World Race Walking Cup in Rome representing Great Britain
- Ranked 1st in U20 Woman and 3rd Senior Woman in the UK
Jordan Kane Elliot - Swimming
- GBR European Junior U19 Championships 2016
- Croatian League 1B Champions
Kieran Louis Wheatley - Swimming
- Junior Finalist in Individual Medley at Olympic Trials
- Selected by British Swimming for the East Midlands Beacon Programme
Lizzie Warner - Archery
- UK U18 Girls Recurve Champion
- Chosen by ArcheryGB for the British Olympic Association's Ambition Programme, and was the only female archer selected. Visited Rio as part of the selection
Sarah Edwards - Volleyball
- 2nd Place in Volleyball England Beach Tour "Challenger Event"
- Ranked 47th nationally