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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 and Coaches using the links below.


Two levels of funding

Podium - funded by Leicestershire County Council, Leicester City Council and Rutland County Council, athletes and coaches from across Leicester-Shire & Rutland who are competing at Regional level or higher or coaching at Level 2 or above, can apply for funding.

Performance - funded by Blaby District Council, Charnwood Borough Council, Harborough Disitrct Council, Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council, Leicester City Council, Melton Borough Council, North West Leicestershire District Council, Oadby & Wigston Borough Council and Rutland County Council. Athletes and coaches from across Leicester-Shire & Rutland who are competing at County level or lower or coaching at Level 1 or below, can apply for funding.


GO GOLD Success

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

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).

Jonny Walton, GB Rower, racing in the men's double scull.

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