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Seven local athletes receive GO GOLD funding

Go Gold funding 2018

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

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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