Meet Elliott Thompson, who is a figure skater.


Grant awarded on 3rd February 2020

Imagine…

Elliott has just moved up to Senior level and represents GBR at an International level. He started skating at the age of 7 and has won many competitions up and down the country at various levels. He has competed in the British Championships a total of 5 times, where his greatest achievement to date was finishing his Junior season with a silver medal. Last year, he was invited to skate internationally travelling to both Slovenia & Serbia, finishing in 5th place in both competitions. As he has now moved into the Senior level, Elliott knows the hard work has only just begun. He not only managed to qualify for the British Championships in 2019, his first season, but also represented Great Britain in the Toruń Trophy in Poland in January. One of Elliott’s main goals is to get the qualifying score for the Europeans Championships, and he needs to compete in more Internationals in order to gain the experience to achieve that.

Elliott is currently studying at Northumbria University. He trains 5 days a week with a 5am start and a 75 mile round trip to the rink followed by University lectures, then further training at a local rink or off ice training in the gym, all of which is funded by Elliott himself, therefore the Rob George Foundation is a lifeline to young athletes who have worked so hard to reach the highest level in their chosen sport. As figure skaters receive no funding from their governing body, the grant from The Rob George Foundation will allow Elliott to continue to strive for his goals. It is fantastic as it allows young athletes to keep pursuing their aspirations in a sport they have put their heart and soul into for many years.

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