An update from RGF grantee, Elena. All the way from Moscow!

Talented figure skater, Elena, has been in touch with us to share her story and her views on what it takes to be top class performer in a very demanding sport.

“My name is Elena. I am three times British figure skating champion. The latest title I won in a Junior category (under 19) being only 14. I was the only lady skater to be selected to represent GB at the World Junior Championships in March 2020. I have also been privileged to be selected to represent Great Britain at the Junior Grand Prix where I was one of the youngest skaters.

I have spent 12 years in skating boots out of 15 since I was born. Skating brings me a huge sense of satisfaction. For as long as I remember, being competitively involved in skating has been always a priority to me. Looking back, I cannot believe how much I have achieved.

Competing provides great memories I will hold forever. It is not just the enjoyment that skating brings me that draws me to it, but the ways I can literally become a better person because of sport. I have learnt so many new things over the years, such as trying my best at training, never giving up if something goes wrong at competitions, fight ‘till the end of my program, and make sure I am there to do the best I can do. It taught me how to win and lose gracefully which I consider to be very important in my future. Also, further skills such as perseverance and grit which will be of benefit to me in many other areas. I cannot imagine my life without skating. Skating has shaped me into the person I am today.

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RGF supports Great Britain Skeleton Athlete, Amelia

We were delighted when Amelia got in touch with us recently to share her story with us. Amelia told us: “My name is Amelia Coltman. I am 24 years old and a Great Britain Ske...

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Callum, Ice Skating

RGF grantee, Callum, selected for GB Team at the 2022 Special Olympics

All of us at the RGF are immensely proud to announce that Callum has been invited to represent GB at the 2022 Special Olympics World Winter Games. The event takes place in Kaz...

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Amy Holder - Discus thrower

RGF grant funds medical care for grantee, Amy

Sometimes our young and aspiring athletes just need that little extra support to help them overcome frustrating injuries that halt their progress, often when they are on the c...

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Arran freestyle skier

RGF supports Team GB prospect, Arran

Arran has been in touch with some videos and he is looking very impressive! He also had a message for supporters of the RGF. He told us: “I would like to say a massive thank...

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Ruby dancing

Ruby thanks the RGF

Grantee, Ruby, has been in touch to thank the RGF and share some photos of her during some rare time (for the moment) in her dance studio. Ruby said: “My name is Ruby and I ...

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Hannah goalkeeper

England call-up for RGF grantee, Hannah

It is always so thrilling to follow the progress of our grantees, irrespective of the type of support they need from us. A great example of this is the recent update from Hann...

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