PGL Sponsored Athletes
Meet our Sponsored Athletes
Skiing, snowboarding, netball, fencing, climbing and sailing are just some of the sports that PGL supports by sponsoring aspiring young athletes. They are activities that are close to the heart of PGL and many children are introduced to them at our centres each year.
We hope that the young athletes we support will not only go on to be successful in their own right but that they will also help inspire other young people, encourage them to try new activities, develop new skills and maybe become future Olympic hopefuls themselves. The road is not always smooth and many of our Sponsored Athletes face the challenge of juggling school or college work with long hours of training.
Injuries can cause setbacks and it is testament to the determination of these young athletes that they rise to challenges and do not let them stand in their way.
Would you like to be a PGL Sponsored Athlete?
If you are aged between 11 and 18, in full time education and you compete in one of the sports PGL provides, or if you know of a talented young athlete that would benefit from sponsorship, you might like to consider applying for sponsorship in the future. Information about applying for sponsorship for the 2018 sponsorship year will be available in Autumn 2017.
Our Sponsored Athletes
Vawn was inspired by the 2012 London Olympics and first tried kayaking with his youth group.
Emily has been climbing since she was 5 and is the only person to have won the British Youth Climbing series 3 years in a row.
Bethan started canoeing when she was selected to be part of the Olympic legacy program in 2013.
Lizzie first took up archery when she was eight after her brother and sister tried it at a PGL centre and then joined a local club.
Rafael was inspired to take up fencing after watching the London Olympics and loves the physical and mental challenge of the sport.
Grace has been orienteering with her parents all her life and completed her first solo course when she was 8 years old.
Anya first tried climbing when she was 4 years old and hasn't looked back! 8 years later she still finds it incredibly challenging and exciting.
Tumba started playing netball in year 6 and now helps coach the younger teams at her school.
Jack's grandfather first introduced him to shooting and still guides and advises him when he competes.
Maisie is 19 years old and comes from North Wales. She competes in half pipe and boardercross at Europa Cup level.
Adam has been sailing since he was 10 and hopes that one day he will be able to represent his county at the Olympics.
Becky first started playing netball at primary school. Last year she was selected for the England U21 indoor netball squad.
Jai is 26 years old and comes from Devon. He has been a full time athlete since 2008.