North West Leicestershire Performance GO GOLD Funding

Each year we offer talented athletes the opportunity to apply for PERFORMANCE FUNDING towards their individual goals within their sport. Here are the athletes we are funding for 2017:

Becky McGrother

Sport: Football
Age: 19

Highest Accolade of 2016: Scoring against Manchester City and Aston Villa whilst playing for Birmingham City Ladies FC

Three Goals for 2016/17:

  • Win the FA WSL Development Northern League
  • Win the FA WSL Development League Cup
  • Be selected for England U19's

Luke Hoult

Sport: Badminton

Highest Accolade 2016: Competing in the U13 National Championships, getting into the last 16 in Singles and Mixed.

Three Goals for 2016/17:

  • Gain enough points to be accepted into the Under 15yrs National Championships.
  • To improve his national grade in singles, doubles and mixed.
  • He aims to be in the top 6 in his age group in the country.

Callum McIlvenna

Sport: Trampolining
Age: 14

Highest Accolade in 2016: Came 6th in the British Championships

Three Goals for 2016/17:

  • Improve neatness and obtain better execution marks
  • To make the British Championships again with the aim to make the National Disability squad.
  • To become the National Schools Disability Champion

Morgan Sign

Sport: Hockey
Age: 14

Highest Accolade of 2016: Selected for UK Lions and also to be selected for JRPC Tier 2 and HiPac

Two Goals for 2016/17:

  • To achieve an England U16 Trial, this is possible as I have made it through to HiPac
  • Play at the highest level within my club (Coalville Town Hockey Club), this is to break into the first team as I currently play for the 2nd team.

Isobelle Pike

Sport: Badminton

Highest Accolade of 2016: Winning 3 medals at a National Tournament at Tees Valley (Singles - Gold, Doubles - Silver, Mixed Doubles - Bronze)

Three Goals for 2016/17:

  • Continue to compete in BE National Tournaments and win medals, especially in the Mixed Doubles discipline.
  • Continue to improve my national ranking and grading figures and I would like to achieve an F grading for one of the disciplines by the end of this season.
  • Represent Leicestershire well at any county events that I'm selected for.

Evie Pike

Sport: Badminton
Age: 12

Highest Accolade of 2016: Finished 14th in the Singles at the English National Championship held in September

Three Goals for 2016/17:

  • Qualify for the English National Championships 2017
  • Move up to G grade in at least one discipline
  • Get my school team (Ibstock Community College) through the Regional School League again

Isaac von Fintel

Sport: Swimming
Age: 15

Highest Accolade of 2016: I achieved a Bronze in the 1500m 15 year old race at the ASA summer Nationals

Three Goals for 2016/17:

  • Increase my rankings to become ranked in the top 5 British distance Swimmers
  • Be asked to join the GB Talent Squad
  • To get to the Nationals in more events, especially the 200m Butterfly