Say Cheese (if you can!)

RGF supporters will remember Alyssa, not least for her amazing photographs! GB underwater hockey player, Alyssa has been back in touch with a very positive update.

At this year’s World Championships, the GB Elite Ladies started their competition strongly, finishing second in their group. They won a tough quarter-final against the USA ladies after extra time. Their semi-final was against the hosts, Australia, who they had already beat in the round robin stages. The Aussie ladies had been getting better and better as the competition went on, and with the home advantage, they just managed to beat Team GB. So, it was a clash with Columbia in the bronze medal match. Unfortunately, they were not able to secure a medal at this World Championships, finishing 4th out of a record thirteen countries at the competition. Although Team GB did not achieve what they set out to, Alyssa and her teammates loved the opportunity to play for GB again. Alyssa, typifying the spirit of the RGF, has now volunteered to help prepare and coach the U19 GB ladies for their upcoming world championships in Malaysia.

Alyssa said: “Again, I would like to thank The Rob George Foundation for your support. Your generous funding helped reduce the financial burden of competing internationally. It allowed me to concentrate all my time and energy solely on my training to become the best I could for my team.

RGF trustee, David Cant commented: “We are so proud of all the achievements of our grantees, and it’s always so uplifting when we receive updates and inspiring photos, like Alyssa’s, helping us to understand how the RGF has enabled dedicated and committed individuals to pursue their aspirations across the world – well done, Alyssa.”

GB underwater hockey team

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