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Local talented athletes supported to ‘GO GOLD’

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Posted: Thu, 13 Feb 2014 11:38

Local talented athletes supported to ‘GO GOLD’

119 of our most talented young athletes have been awarded funding through the 2011/12 Leicester-Shire & Rutland GO GOLD Talented Athlete Fund.

Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport (LRS), supported by Leicestershire County Council, Leicester City Council and Rutland County Council, are pleased to support talented young athletes through the GO GOLD Talented Athlete Fund.

119 successful athletes were invited to attend one of two presentation evenings on Tuesday 28th January or Thursday 6th February, hosted by the Chairman of Leicestershire County Council, Rosita Page, at County Hall. The athletes were awarded with awards of £300, £500, £750 or £1,000, as part of Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport's (LRS), GO GOLD Talented Athlete Fund.

The aim of GO GOLD is to support talented young athletes who are currently performing at regional standard or above in their sport, including those athletes who are being recognised by their National Governing Bodies as being our future Olympic, Paralympic and Commonwealth athletes and potential medal winners.

Athletes from all 9 districts across Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland have been awarded Go Gold Funding and had representatives on each night. All athletes also receive free gym and swim access from their district leisure provider.

  • Blaby – 24 – supported with free leisure facility access to Everyone Active (Enderby LC)
  • Charnwood – 20 – Fusion Lifestyle (Loughborough LC and Soar Valley LC)
  • Harborough – 21 – Harborough Leisure Trust (Harborough LC and Lutterworth LC)
  • Hinckley & Bosworth – 10 – Everyone Active (Hinckley LC)
  • Melton – 5 – Everyone Active (Waterfield LC)
  • North West Leicestershire – 5 – North West Leicestershire District Council (Hermitage LC)
  • Oadby & Wigston – 10 – Harpers Health and Fitness (Parklands LC, Oadby Pool and Wigston Pool)
  • Rutland – 6 – Catmose Sport (Catmose Sports Centre)
  • Leicester City – 17 – City Council (City owned leisure facilities)

The Chairman's Trophy, which recognises the greatest improvement of an athlete over a 12 month period, was awarded at the final presentation evening. The award went to Alex Harris from Blaby for the improvement he has demonstrated in Shooting. Panagiotis Mamuneas, a Weightlifter from Oadby & Wigston, was named as the runner up.

The Athletes were awarded their grants by Daniel West, Paralympic Athlete and IPC World Championship Silver Medallist F34 Shot Put and the Chairman of Leicestershire County Council Rosita Page.

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Partners

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

Partners

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