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Hi Guys, thanks for looking at my campaign! My goal for this campaign is to gain funds to help me achieve my goal of getting into the European u23 team for Team GB next year.
My name is Sam Gordon, I am an athlete and compete in the 100m /200m (outdoors) and 60m/200m (indoors).
I have always enjoyed sport and participated in various disciplines. Im not sure where I got my interest in athletics from, but I can say that it is the best sport I have ever been involved in!
I did many sports as a youngster e.g. swimming, gymnastics, football, tennis, basketball and rugby. When I first started athletics I was in Year 7 and I won my first county championship in my first competition. From then on out I decided to make a commitment to athletics and never go back. As junior athlete I competed the Welsh U20 Championships in the 100m and 200m where I won both events.
These past two years have been a breakthrough for me as I have started to show my potential in the sport. I first realised how good I could become in the sport when I first lowered my PB in the 100m from 11.2 (in 2011) to 10.96 (in 2012). Since then I have lowered my PB in in the 100m to 10.45 which was only .15 off the qualifying standard for the Commonwealth Games selection. Since moving to a different coach and starting University at Cardiff Metropolitan I have been able to make improvements in my training. I have been putting more effort into my training sessions as well as my diet which overall has allowed me to train harder than I ever have before and make the improvements needed to compete with the best and be one of the best.
Next season (in 2015) I am hoping to qualify for the European U23 National Championships to compete for team GB. I am also hoping to compete in many competitions such as BUCS Championships and many international competitions which means I will be staying away from home to compete in these Championships. All this training, travel, competition fees, accommodation cost lots of money so I’m hoping to raise £1,500 to help cover some of my costs.
Thank you for your help!
P.s no donation is too small, every little helps!