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
Stage of Process
New GO GOLD Criteria published
5th September – 28th October 2016
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
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
GO GOLD Presentation Evening (compulsory to attend). Release of first funding instalment
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:
Sports Development Officer
Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport
- 01509 564879