Para-athlete and RGF grantee, Segun, looking towards a positive future!

Talented sprinter, Segun, a member of the British Athletics Future Paralympics Academy has been in touch with an update on his progress:

“I really became interested in athletics in 2020 and it soon became apparent that funding was not that good. But I loved running so much I persevered only to then be hit, like everyone else, with lockdowns. No gyms and no access to running tracks really hit me hard and I had to train on grass, hills, football pitches; anywhere I could find! Anyway, I kept pushing myself and believing in a positive future and applied to the Rob George Foundation to help me through the 2022 season.

Things are now changing for me. The RGF agreed to support me, and I can now go on training camps, buy new kit, enter competitions. The RGF believed in me and have eased my financial situation so I can focus on performing to the best of my ability and look to fulfil my potential to become a top athlete – Thank you RGF!”

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Segun, para-athlete
Chris O'Donnell

Why support the RGF?

Grantee, Chris O’Donnell, has a few good reasons and some tips on how you can help the RGF: “Hi guys, Chris O’Donnell here, just giving a quick thanks to the Rob George ...

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Jess. athletic scoreboard

Promising times ahead for RGF grantee, Jess

Originally a Heptathlete, Essex athlete, Jess, is now focusing on the Shot Put and after a very frustrating 2020 she is now looking ahead with optimism and high expectations. ...

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Harry - bronze medal

A Bronze medal for RGF grantee, Harry

Last month RGF grantee, Harry, competed in the East Midland’s Regional Championships having qualified for 4 events. Harry’s mum, Becky told us: “Harry secured 5 personal...

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Destiny up-and-coming athlete

RGF grantee, Destiny, preparing for better times ahead!

Destiny has been in touch with us to tell us what it’s like for a sprinter trying to compete and make progress in these very challenging times for up-and-coming athletes. De...

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Josh exercise bike

RGF grantee, Josh, on the road to recovery

Back in August, the RGF awarded Josh a grant to help fund the purchase of an exercise bike. We’re delighted to share with you that Josh has now purchased his new bike, and h...

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