The GLL Sport Foundation
Ahead of a huge year of UK and World sport in 2020, Epsom & Ewell’s next generation of title-chasing athletes can apply for support in going for gold in the big events next year, thanks to the GLL Sport Foundation, the UK’s largest independent athlete support programme. The GLL Sport Foundation (GSF), launched in 2008, by charitable social enterprise, GLL – operator of public leisure facilities in Epsom & Ewell - helps aspiring sporting talent fulfil their potential. Supported athletes can benefit from financial support, physiotherapy, gym memberships at GLL’s Better sport and leisure facilities and more.
GSF supports athletes across its regional network in 73 areas of the UK. In 2019, GSF supported over 3,000 athletes across 117 sporting disciplines, taking its total investment to £11 million in 11 years. The objectives of the Foundation is to:
. To support young sport talent fulfil their full potential
. To provide practical support that is athlete focused
. To use sport talent to inspire others in the community
Previously, this support has contributed to the success of athletes including Olympic and World Champion Anthony Joshua and double Paralympic medallist Lucy Shuker. At the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games, GSF-supported athletes won a total of 22 medals.
Applications can be submitted via the GLL Sport Foundation website from 20th December 2019 to 20th February 2020.