Seven local athletes receive GO GOLD funding

Seven aspiring young athletes have been successful in receiving grants as part of Leicester-Shire and Rutland Sport’s GO GOLD Funding Programme 2018.

Funding ranges from £250-£1,000, with Podium level funding is provided by Leicestershire County Council, Leicester City Council and Rutland County Council to athletes who are competing at Regional, National or International Level.

50 young sports stars were given funding, including 10 from the District of Blaby, including shooter Alex Harris and swimmer Daisy Platts.

The funding helps go towards travel, accommodation, kit and equipment. GO GOLD continues to be a valuable source of support for athletes in a range sports, from Archery through to Judo.

For more information on GO GOLD visit
LRS Go Gold Funding Programme

2018 Recipients from Blaby District

Alex Harris – Shooting
European DTL Championships A Class Champion
European DTL Championships U21 Runner Up

Conor Harris – Shooting
European DTL U16 Bronze Medal
British Open Single Barrel U21 champion and A class champion

Daisy Platts – Swimming
British Swimming Championships Junior Final – 7th place in personal best time
Second Place, English National Championships 400m Individual Medley

Edward Pole – Cycling – BMX
3rd Place – British Champonship
1st Place – Midlands Regional series

Jordan Elliot –Waterpolo
EU Nations Bronze medal and top goal scorer for England Water Polo
Top goal scorer at the British University Games, representing Great Britain

Joshua Barsby – Cycling-BMX
3rd Place – British Championships 2017
5th Place – National BMX Series

Lizzie Warner – Archery
Bronze Medal – European Indoor Championships
U18 UK National Champion
The only Grand Master Bowman archer in the County

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