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LRT supports local Athletes

May 03, 2017

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Aisa Kajouk - 17 years old - Gymnastics

Aisa has lived in Newham for 3 years. She studies at Newham College and trains at Beckton Gymnastics club.  She trains up to 22 hrs per week.  She is one of the best gymnasts at the Beckton club and has fantastic potential to become great in this sport. 

Over the next 12 months her training and travel expenses will be rather high due to travelling back and forth to Hungary. 

As a gymnast, she also incurs competition fees as well as costs for nutritional meals and equipment such as tracksuits, competition leotards and handguards.

The LRT funding will help with these costs.

“Thank you to the LRT for this opportunity. It will be a relief not to have to worry financially about my competitions!”

George Hoang – Ice Hockey

George is training and playing for the Under 15s (his age group) as well as the Under 18s. He trains four evenings a week and weekends. He is also currently studying for his GCSE’s so it is tough for him combining all his training with school work. He is, however, determined to carry on excelling at the highest levels possible. George has already received a Man of the Match Award and a Spirit of the Game Award this season (2015-2016). His Head Coach has commented that he is one of the best defenders for his age group in the whole country. George is training hard in preparation for playing for England in Germany in April 2016. In addition to this, George has also been selected to play for the Under 15s South West Team in Conference, which is a tournament being held in Estonia and Sheffield. This is also being help in April 2016.

“Thank you very much for my award. I am very grateful to the Learning Revolution Trust. This means so much to me as it will help cover some of the costs of my upcoming tournaments abroad, which I'm really excited about.”

Eva Gliozeryte - 16 years old- Swimming

Eva belongs to Newham and UEL swimming club. She has exceptional talent and was record holder in 200m Freestyle at 13 for her native country Lithuanian. She is also champion at 50m Backstroke, 50m Freestyle and 100m Freestyle.  Eva studies at New Vic and is looking to gain a Sports Science Degree in Physiotherapy, Nutrition and Biomechanics.

Eva is looking to represent the Borough of Newham for swimming at the highest possible level. Her aim is to make the 2016 Olympics in Rio.

The financial support from the LRT will help towards entry fees for competitions and will give her the opportunity to go to more events and to attend international meets where she can obtain qualifying times. It will also help her pay for nutrients.

“Thank you Learning Revolution Trust for your support”.

George Hoang – 13 years – Ice Hockey Player (Guildford Junior Ice Hockey Club)

George is a very talented ice hockey player. He has already achieved much success in the U15 age group tournaments. He has represented the South West Conference regional select team and played for the England U13 National Team in Quebec Pee Wee Tournament in 2014.  George’s coach believes he has great potential in the sport and believes one day George could become the best in the UK.

There are a lot of costs associated with travelling to different parts of the country for training and George is often unable to keep up maximum training due to the lack of funding.

George trains before and after school in order to fit in his education which sees him arriving back home very late in the evening.

 Ice Skates and Ice Hockey Sticks are his biggest expense.

 The Learning Revolution Trust’s funding will help towards travel costs to tournaments, appropriate equipment and high quality nutrition required for peak performance.

 “I would like to say thank you so much to The Learning Revolution Trust for giving me this opportunity. Without your help and support, I would not be able to carry on being as involved in my sport as I want to be. You have given me hope and encouragement” 

 

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