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Barnet’s young athletes invited to apply for support

The GLL Sport Foundation programme applications close in February

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Young athletes in Barnet are invited to apply for support from the GLL Sport Foundation programme.

The support programme is provided by the GLL Sport Foundation, supported by GLL, the UK’s largest operator of public leisure, sport, health, cultural and community facilities who run Burnt Oak, Copthall, Hendon and New Barnet Leisure Centres as well as Finchley Lido.

Talented young athletes in Barnet can apply for a range of support awards which includes financial help, access to sport facilities, physiotherapy, lifestyle mentoring and mental health aid.

Applicants must be 18 years or under and live, study or be affiliated to a sports club with a training base that is managed by GLL or a partner organisation.

Now in its 15th year of operation, the GLL Sport Foundation has so far contributed over £14m and distributed 26,000 awards to support young talented athletes on their sporting journey. The innovative scheme is provided by GLL alongside a number of partner sponsors, and expects to award £1.2m worth of help in 2024 for successful applicants across the country. Already a popular and essential support programme for athletes, the Foundation is expecting heightened athlete interest as training costs, equipment purchases, strength & conditioning costs and travel costs continue to rise.

All successful applicants will be given access to the 250 sport and leisure facilities across the UK operated by GLL under its “Better” trading brand.

Applications are open until 20th February 2024.

For more information on how to apply visit

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