Irene Oboavwoduo, Sonia Maria Matei and William Saunders won the Achievement Award, Talent Award and Training Award, respectively, and were alongside 80 other Manchester-based athletes all recognised for their sporting achievements at a celebratory event at the National Speedway Stadium, which was hosted by Commonwealth Games basketball gold medallist Orlan Jackman.
This category is for athletes in national squads and/or who are in the top eight in their age group in their sport but are not in receipt of other funding support.
This category is for under-18 athletes in national squads and/or who are in the top eight in their age group in their sport but are not in receipt of other funding support.
This is for nationally ranked athletes who are either a member of a regional squad or who are in the top eight in their age group in a regional or equivalent competition.
Two thousand athletes make up the 2023 GLL Sport Foundation cohort, and each will benefit from a £1.2m fund comprised of financial bursaries, training and access memberships, and physiotherapy – all geared to prepare and support them for national and international competitions.
Over the past 15 years, the GLL Sport Foundation has contributed over £13m to help more than 24,000 athletes on their sporting journeys. Collectively, they have won 76 Olympic and Paralympic medals and 77 Commonwealth Games medals.