This post was first published by Croydon Advertiser on 19/06/2018.
These are the 48 rising athletes in Croydon to benefit from funding
Sprinters, wrestlers and ice skaters are all set to benefit.
Sprinters, wrestlers and ice skaters are just some of the young athletes set to benefit from funding in Croydon.
Croydon Council leisure centres operator, GLL, has announced support for 48 youngsters from all over the borough.
The rising sportsmen and women are going to receive a share of a £28,400 pot in support from the GLL Sports Foundation – with a whole host of ages and disciplines of sport to feel the reward.
Supported athletes receive packages that include financial grants of up to £1250, free training memberships enabling access across 300 GLL and partner operated sporting venues, along with access to sports science, medical support and employment opportunities all focused towards supporting their athlete journey.
Councillor Oliver Lewis, cabinet member for culture, leisure and sport, said: “Croydon Council is proud to be working with GLL to deliver leisure and sporting outlets for residents to get active or simply unwind.
“Supporting our aspirational young sportspeople is important and we hope this leads on to them achieving great success and becoming positive role models for future generations.”
Here are some of the budding youngsters set to benefit:
Syerus Eslami, 21, Wrestling
Rechmial Miller, 19, Athletics
Shaun White, 20, Para-Athletics
Maya Bruney, 19, Athletics: Sprints
Chad Miller, 17, Athletics: Sprints
Malachi Boakye-Yiadom, 15, Basketball
Marcia Sey, 16, Athletics: Sprint Hurdles
Reuben Vaughan, 17, Athletics: Discus
Rebecca Clarke, 16, Ice Skating: Figure
Stefan Amokwandoh, 21, Athletics: Triple Jump
Theodore James Alexander, 13, Ice Skating: Figure
Faith Coker, 13, Ice Skating: Figure
Emily Campbell-Lamerton, 15, Waterpolo
Hiren Visrolia, 17, Taekwondo
Lily Ghodrati, 18, Tennis
Donna Nguyen-Harrison, 12, Taekwondo
Daniel Pinn, 20, Triathlon
Charlie Slatter, 12, Ice Skating: Figure
Jessica Marjot, 17, Ice Skating: Figure
Ashlie Slatter, 8, Ice Skating: Figure
Eljay Morris, 16, Basketball
Amber Sheppard, 20, Weightlifting: Olympic
Imani Lansiquot, 20, Athletics: Sprints
Adam Buckle, 17, Hockey
Amy Miller, 15, Athletics: Middle Distance
Leroy Slue, 36, Athletics: Sprints
Amy Davies, 15, Swimming
Ella Corby, 17, Swimming
Matthew Maginn, 15, Triathlon
Leo Hayter, 16, Cycling: Track & Road
Kareem Swandells, 19, Rugby Union
Frederick Afrifa, 21, Athletics: Sprints
Joshua Street, 23, Athletics: Sprints
Paul Ogun, 28, Athletics: Long Jump
Ethan Staunton, 17, Water Polo
Thomas Bullen, 25, Athletics: Shot Putt & Discus
Ashleigh Clarke, 20, Athletics: Sprints
Damien Powell, 22, Athletics: Sprints
Emma Harrison, 29, Weightlifting: Powerlifting
Aidan Syers, 34, Athletics: Sprints
Shanice Harrison,24, Athletics: Sprints
Erasmus Dwemoh, 27, Athletics: Shot Putt
Chira Hussey, 15, Athletics: Sprints
Frances Newe, 14, Swimming
Max Denniff, 17, Hockey
Jamal Rhoden-Stevens, 23, Athletics: 400m
Matt Aspin, 24, Ultimate Frisbee
Samuel Osewa, 26, Athletics: Sprints