Recipients 2009-11

10th November 2011

Athlete Emily Moss has received support as she continues to progress as an athlete and strives to be an international performer. In 2011, Emily won the Northern Indoor 800m title, the University of London Cross Country title and is ranked number 1 in the east midlands for 1500m, 400m Hurdles and number 2 at 800m.

16 year old Alex Hutchinson, a talented volleyball player, received support to help him attend more training sessions and hopefully gain a place in a NVL team. Long term, Alex has the potential to compete in the 2016 Olympics.

Alex on the right

17th August 2011

Hockey player Josh Pettinger, has received support. The teenager from Waddington has captained Notts under 15's and is already playing in men's teams.

Sydeny Cherrie received support from the fund as she aims to progress as an athlete. The runner represents Lincoln Wellingtons AC and will use the funding for competition and accommodation costs.

Swimmers Braddan and Maya Westlake have received funding to go towards competition expenses. Both swimmers, who represent Lincoln Vulcans, have already competed in the National Championships. 

Athlete Joseph Evling-White who competes in a combination of events (decathlon), received funding for travel, competition and physio costs. Joseph broke two national records in his youth and set many county records. 

9th May 2011

16 year old heptathlete Hannah Dunderdale, received funding to help towards equipment and coaching costs. Hannah has represented England twice already and is hoping to compete for GB in the European U20 Championships this year.

Matthew Bates is a talented performer of ballet. At eleven years old, Matthew has been awarded a full time place at The Royal Ballet School Richmond Park and at Elmhurst. The fund has supported Matthew and wishes him all the best for the future.

Lincoln Vulcans Swimmer Abigail Burr has been supported by the fund. She will be competing in the Midlands Swimming Championships in Coventry in June.

Oliver Bitowt also represents Lincoln Vulcans and is a level 3 member of the LEAP programme. He is a British Championship Qualifier in 7 events in 2011 and has won an array of medals and county level. His long term target is a medal at the 2016 Olympics.

Vulcans duo produce sensational displays at winter midlands championships

Oliver Bitowt - Photo Courtesy of Lincolnshire Echo

Kaine Walker from Boston received funding to go towards competition entry fees as well equipment and travel costs. He recently came first in the 100m, 400m, 800m and 80m hurdles at the Lincolnshire Track and Field Championships.

Recipient Demi-Jade Forrest is a Kickboxer from Bucknall near Woodhall Spa. Demi-Jade is competing in the WAKO World Championships in Italy later this year. The fund wishes her all the best.

Sophie Collinson is also a Kickboxer and has been selected to represent England at the WKC in Spain this year. We wish her the all the best too.

13 year old runner, Rosie Marshall, received funding for travel, accommodation and equipment costs. Rosie represents Nene Valley Harriers at U15 level.

28th March 2011

Athlete Joseph Dunderdale has recieved support from the fund and hopes to represent GB at the European Junior Championships in Estonia this July.

Joseph's younger brother Haran Dunderdale has also recieved support. The athlete has started 2011 well, winning the County Schools and clubs U15s cross country runs. He has also finished 6th in the National U15 cross country race.

Lara Dyson, who competes in dressage has recieved funding to go towards the British Dressage Regionals and Nationals. Lara was placed 3rd last year at the nationals and hopes to build on this in 2011.


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4th January 2011

Gymnast, Henry Gregory, recieved support from the fund at the start of 2011 to help towards his training and competion costs.

12th August 2010


Lindum Under 13's Cricket team successfully qualified for the ECB National Club Championship at Oakham School, Rutland. They are the first team from Lincolnshire to reach the finals and Adams Fund was very proud to sponsor them by providing training tops for the team.

7th August 2010

Future rugby star Jack Holmes, recieved support from the fund that will go towards the cost of travel and equipment as he progresses through the ranks of Newport Gwent Dragons squad. Jack successfully won a place in the under 16s squad this year and will be attending a school linked with the team.


30th July 2010

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Hayley Williams, a talented local swimmer, was awarded a grant that will go towards the cost of transport and coaching fees. Hayley has won 23 golds, one silver plus various plates and cups in the Lincolnshire County Championships including breaking eight new records.

Stephanie Williams, a rising star in hurdles and the high jump has recieved a donation from the fund that will help towards travelling costs to major events and also the cost of physio.

British Sprinter Bernice Wilson, has recieved a grant that will go towards her ongoing training costs. Currently ranked number 1 in the UK for the 60m sprint with a time of 7.26 seconds, Bernice hopes to compete at the London 2012 Olympics. She is also a member of the 4x100m GB Relay Squad.

Mollie Temple, another talented swimmer from Lincolnshire has recieved funding which will help towards the cost of her clubs swim camp that she is attending in October. The grant will also go towards the cost of future competition entries.

2009 British Riding Club National Open Dressage Champion, Lauren West, has recieved funding to help consolidate her performance at British Eventing Intermediate Level progressing through to compete at 1* and 2* events by the end of the season.


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Discus thrower Kieran Tscherniawsky recieved a donation to help towards his travel costs and training. Kieran, who has cerebal palsy, has thrown a personal best of 25.97 metres and hopes to compete in the World Championships in 2011.

Tennis Aces Dominic and Henry Beesley have  both recieved funding which will assist with coaching, travel costs and tournament entry fees. Dominic 14, is aiming to represent the County in the U18 team next February while Henry 12, hopes to reach the finals of grade three competitions and qualify for the main draw of some grade two events.

8th July 2010


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Hurdler Julian Adeniran, has recieved a donation from the fund to help him progress in athletics. Julian hopes to compete at the 2010 Commonwealth Games and of course, the London 2012 Olympics.

1st July 2010

St Peter and St Paul School in Lincoln, organised yet another successful cricket tournament involving an impressive 12 local primary schools. The aim of the tournament is to not only encourage youngsters to get active through cricket but to find an Ashes star for 2021 series. The fund is very proud to support such an impressive project. Manor Lees school were the 2010 champions.

18th May 2010

Hockey player, Shona McCallin recieved a donation from the fund to help her maintain her position in the England U18's side and hopefully move into a premier division side in September.

17th November 2009

Karina Bean, a talented young gymnast, has recieved funding to help her fund training at Lilleshall and travel to competitions abroad.

Karina bean

13th November 2009

Badminton ace Harley Towler, has been awarded funding to help him make strides in becoming a future star of the game. The sixteen year old has played in many national tournaments already and is hoping to enter achieve a world ranking by entering Senior International Tournaments.


10th July 2009

The Fund has come together with St Peter and St Paul Secondary School in Lincoln to sponsor a cricket tournament that involves local primary schools and aims to find an Ashes Star for 2021. Following the funds involvement the tournament has been named 'The Adam Gibbons Cricket Trophy'. The first tournament was won by Sir Francis Hill School.

2nd July 2009

Tom Woodcock has been awarded funding to help him continue to progress with his badminton coaching. Tom has competed in competitions all over the country and his coach Tim Mawer says he is possible the most talented player he has coached. He is currently ranked 19th in the country in his age group.

Tom woodcock

22nd June 2009

Tennis Player, David Scales, has received funding which he will use to help pay for coaching and travel and competition expenses. The talented youngster, who is currently ranked 2 in the county at his age group hopes to become a tennis coach one day.

19th June 2009

Kickboxer Natalie Garside, has been awarded funding to help her pay for equipment and to enable her to carry on competing in competitions. 

30th April 2009

Fourteen year old Callum Willows, has received funding to help pay for costs to compete in the Karate World Championships Osaka, Japan. The event takes places in August 2009 and Callum has an excellent opportunity of finishing in the medals. The youngster who is a brown belt, hopes to become a black belt before he is sixteen.

26th February 2009

Rugby players Lizzie Kirk, Katie Hopkinson, Hannah Newsome and Paula Smith from Christ's Hospital School were the first to receive funding from Adam's Fund. The girls are to put their funding towards the cost of training, kit fees, match fees and transport as they represent the Midlands East rugby squad.