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GO GOLD Funding Programme

Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport (LRS) and its partners are pleased to support talented individuals through the GO GOLD Funding Programme.

The aim of GO GOLD is to support talented athletes and coaches who are being recognised by their National Governing Bodies as being our future Olympic, Paralympic, Special Olympic and Commonwealth Games participants and their support structure.

Take a look at the Profiles and Blogs of our current GO GOLD Athlete using the links below.


2016/17 Applications Process

We are currently reviewing and amending our criteria and application process for 2016/2017 athletes.

Please see below key dates

GO GOLD 2016/17 Timeline

Please note that there have been some changes to the timescales of GO GOLD Funding Programme for 2016/17

Time Period

Stage of Process

August 2016

New GO GOLD Criteria published

5th September – 28th October 2016

Applications Open

31st October – 18th November 2016

Applications sent to National Governing Bodies for verification/prioritisation

24th November 2016

GO GOLD Panel to assess all eligible applications

28th November – 2nd December 2016

Applicants notified of the outcome of their application

January 2017

Successful applicants – Begin online blogs and start of free 12 month Leisure Centre access

Unsuccessful applicants – Applications referred to Local Authority if they are participating in the lower level Performance award

April 2017

GO GOLD Presentation Evening (compulsory to attend). Release of first funding instalment

October 2017

Release of further funding instalment

*Athlete workshops will also be scheduled throughout the year starting January 2017.


GO GOLD Highlights

Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport's GO GOLD Funding Programme has supported athletes such as:

Jonny Walton, GB Rower, racing in the men's double scull. Selected for Team GB for Rio 2016 Olympics Games.

Ben Dijkstra, GB Triathlete and 2 x Youth Olympic Triathlon Champion.

Laura Samuel, Triple Jump, Commonwealth Games Silver Medallist (2014).

Lucy Garner, professional cyclist for Wiggle High5 and is a double Junior World Road Race Champion (2011 & 2012).

Emily Scarratt, England Women 7's Captain and part of the Women's World Cup winning England Rugby team (2014).

For more information please contact:

Abbi Tyson

Abbi Tyson

Sports Development Officer

Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport

Telephone
01509 564879

Partners

  • Age UK L&R
    Leicester City Council
    North West Leicestershire District Council
    Rutland County Council
    County Sport Network
  • Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council
    Loughborough University
    Melton Borough Council
    Blaby District Council
    Sport England
  • Harborough District Council
    Charnwood Borough Council
    East Midlands Platform
    Equality Standard
    Safeguarding
  • Oadby & Wigston Borough Council
    British Heart Foundation
    QUEST
    Leicestershire County Council

Partners

  • East Midlands Platform
    Rutland County Council
  • Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council
    Leicestershire County Council
  • Blaby District Council
    Age UK L&R
  • Leicester City Council
    Safeguarding
  • Melton Borough Council
    Sport England
  • Charnwood Borough Council
    Loughborough University
  • Oadby & Wigston Borough Council
    Equality Standard
  • North West Leicestershire District Council
    County Sport Network
  • Harborough District Council
    British Heart Foundation
  • QUEST