MORE turkey, less time in the gym this Christmas?
Fear not, we have a whole host of inspiring projects that can not only lift you, but actually get you fit again.
Many of our athletes are performing near the top of their sport and are experts in all levels of fitness. In return for your generous support of their goals, many are willing to help you to get fit. Here are some of the fabulous offerings:
Leading Irish gymnast Rhys McClenaghan and his coach, international gymnast Luke Carson, need funds to get McClenaghan, ineligible for other funding due to his junior status, to the European Youth Olympics Festival in Tibilsi, Georgia this July. Medaling there, which he has an outstanding chance of doing, would open him up to funding from the Irish Olympic Council. He is already on the Rio 2016 training team.
Top Team GB age grouper Scott Richardson achieved fourth in his first triathlon European championship last October and is now set on achieving a medal at this year’s Middle Distance Triathlon European Championships in Rimini in May. He’s a personal trainer by trade and runs a sub-2’45” marathon, putting him well on-course to achieve that, but he needs more time and needs funds to allow him to dedicate that time to his goal.
Wales’s number three tennis player Evan Hoyt endured an injury-plagued 2014 and it has set the Llanelli native back. Tennis is a seriously international game and, as Tim Henman told him, nothing beats match-play when you need to improve and grow your game. To get back on track for his country, Evan needs to play a minimum of 30 tournaments this year all coming with expensive travel costs.