My name is Charlie and I am 14. I have been indoor karting since the age of 8 and after becoming the only novice to win the Castle Combe Junior Championship in 2018 I have been lucky enough to progress into my own Junior TKM kart in September 2018. Over the last 11 months I have competed in MSA races and have now obtained the signatures needed to progress from my novice plates. I am now hoping to progress in the club championship and then move onto entering the British Championships.
I did artistic gymnastics for 5 years before moving to tumbling which is another form of gymnastics and since I’ve moved to tumbling i love it ! I am a GB tumbler i train in Andover which is an hour and a half away from where i live in Emsworth.
Recently i was selected to represent GB in Japan in the World Championships which felt amazing and i was so lucky to have been given this opportunity, however unfortunately i was unable to go as they do not sponsor you or supply any help finically until your a senior which i would move up to in a few years .i was so disappointed as i had worked so hard and so desperately wanted to go. We where amazed and overwhelmed that DIFD was going to help comfort go to Japan and without the help from this fantastic and extremely generous charity comfort would have never been able to follow her passion and journey to become a champion.
13 year old Grace Fielder is a member of Taunton Athletics Club. She started at the age of 9 in the quad kids squad where she realised her potential in Multi Events. After winning a number of medals across varying events at the Somerset County Championships from 2015 to 2017, she was invited to join the Combined Events Squad.
In the last two years she has gone on to win a further 24 medals at County, Regional or National Level. Highlights include Gold at National School Championships in 75m Hurdles and Bronze in the Long Jump at the same event.
Grace has also qualified for the English Schools under 15’s Combined Events Championships in September 2019 as part of Team Somerset who became Regional Champions in June. All the more impressive given the fact that she is a year younger than most of the other competitors in this age group.
Grace is looking forward to completing this season before a full winter training programme and competing both indoors and outdoors as a Top Age Under 15’s athlete in 2020.
She will regularly be training 3-5 times per week, whatever the weather and Doing it for Dan’s funding will help her with new running equipment, including some High Jump Spikes, Winter and Summer Training Kit in particular over the next 12 months as Grace competes in a number of events across the country
I am 11 years old,I am a footballer for ReadingWomen Fc and a Hockey Goalkeeper for Wiltshire.
In July 2018 I was signed to play for Reading Women FC RTC u11s, following a successful season I was resigned to the u12 squad for the 2019/20 season.
In June 2018 I began my England hockey Player Pathway journey having been nominated to attend the Wiltshire Hockey u14 junior development centre from which I was selected to be a part of the Wiltshire Hockey u14 junior academy centre , I am continuing on this journey this year having again been nominated to the Wiltshire u14 development centre with the aim of getting selected for the academy centre and beyond.
The funding from Doing it for Dan will go towards replacing some of my goal keeping kit from junior kit to senior kit giving me more suitable protection to deal with the demands of playing hockey at a higher level.
I am a hardworking and determined 400m Hurdler. I run for, and train at Swindon Harriers and have done since 2012.
I have competed in numerous competitions, running and winning for Swindon, Wiltshire and the South West. I recently completed my 2nd year as an U17 which culminated in my selection by Wiltshire for the National Schools Championships. This was a huge personal achievement and has given me the impetus and ambition to build on this success as I move into the U20’s.
My name is Ayla and I am a 15 year old steeplechaser and cross-country runner from Swindon. In my first season at steeplechase I have broken the Wiltshire schools record and came third at the South West Inter-counties.
My aim for 2020 is to make the Wiltshire team for nationals in both cross-country and steeplechase. I couldn’t do this without the support of my amazing coach, Bryan Clinton, and my teammates at Swindon Harriers.
Thank you to Doing It For Dan for your support.