Recipients 2018 -

4th March 2020

Sisters, Keira-Grace and Freya Castledine, have received support from Adam’s Foundation. Both play Netball and reached National Level in 2019 as well as attending Aspire Netball Performance Academy for Elite Athletes. Both have a good chance of being picked for this years Loughborough U15 Competitive squad and also for this summers England Netball Programme.  

Kickboxer, Talon Chambers, won the Irish Open in 2019 and is currently ranked WAKO Number 1 in the world in the +47 Division. Talon will use his funding to help travel and compete in the Serbia WAKO World Championships as well as other UK and International competitions. 

Ballerina, Annabel Foster, has received further support from the charity as she continues to progress at the Royal Ballet School in London. Annabel has had to work hard to be offered a place in Year 9 as this isn’t guaranteed at the start of Year 8.

Wheelchair Racer, Joel James, is hoping to be internationally classified in 2020. When he achieves this he will hope to compete in 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1500m and 5000m in competitions in Italy and Switzerland. His long term aim is to compete in the next World Games and Paralympics.

Amelia Peters is the first player from Water Polo to receive support from the Foundation. Amelia trains in the Under 19’s GB squad and has just been asked to trial for the Senior Women’s squad. In 2018, Amelia competed in Madeira for GB Under 19’s and is still eligible to compete for them in the Europeans in Ostia in July this year.

Zac Pywell is a triathlete who primarily competes in Ironman. Zac’s funding will mainly go towards coaching and physio costs as well as travel as he competes Nationally and Internationally. In 2019, Zac came first in his age group in Ironman 70.3 Bahrain and Ironman 70.3 Lanzarote and over the next 12 months he plans to qualify for the World Championships in New Zealand.

Ethan Steele has been sponsored by Adam’s Foundation as he continues to represent GB in UK and International Competitions. In 2019, Ethan won the English Open, Scottish Open and Northern Irish Open as well as Silver at the British Championships and Copenhagen International. Ethan has a great chance of representing GB at the 2024 Olympics.  

Kickboxer, Mackenzie Warrant, has received his second donation from Adam’s Foundation. In 2019, Mackenzie represented GB in Hungary and earned Grand Champion in three categories. He aims to represent GB again this year at the World Championships and take his 2nd Dan Black Belt.

Adam’s Foundation will sponsor Lyra Waters who competes in Roller Derby and plays for the Lincolnshire Bombinos who are based in Lincoln. Lyra has been selected to represent GB in the Junior Roller Derby World Cup in Saskatchewan, Canada in August.

5th November 2019

Matt Ellis has received funding from the Foundation that will go towards his 2020 season where he will be racing for a Cornish based UCI continental racing team. Last year he raced for a top division French Team called Charvieu Chavagneux Isere Cyclisme based close to Lyon. Matt’s aim for this year is to podium at the National U23 Championships on the road and podium at the Cyclo-cross national series.

Will Lonsdale is the second Fencer to be sponsored by Adam’s charity. He recently came 17th out of a field of 196 at a Junior World Cup Event in Aix-en-Provence. He has also been selected for the 2020 World Fencing Championships.

Will Lonsdale

Thomas Talbot has been sponsored again by the charity. Thomas competes Nationally and Internationally in Racerunning and races several distances. In April 2019, Thomas broke the U16 RR2 Male 100m World Record and then broke the 1500m RR2 U16 World Record in May 2019. Thomas was also nominated in the Disabled Sportsperson of the Year category at the Lincolnshire Sports Awards.

Road Cyclist, Joe Laverick, has received his second donation from the Foundation. Joe’s recent achievements include 8th Junior at the World Time Trial Championships and Top 10 Overall at Tour of Basque Country and Tour of Wales. In the next few months, Joe will be moving to France to ride for a World Tour U23 Development Team.

Adam’s Foundation has supported its first basketball player. Andre Ryan, from Lincolnshire, plays for Leicester Riders U16’s and has recently been called up to the U15 England Selection Squad. His goal for the next 5 years is to be playing NCAA College Basketball in America.

Andre Ryan

14th August 2019

After winning Four Golds and One Silver Medal at the 2018 World Special Olympic Games in Abu Dhabi, Gymnast and  trampolinist, Lauren Douce, is aiming for selection for the GB Trampolining team with trials in December. Her sponsorship will go towards training and competition costs.


Young dancer, Eva Fellows, has received a donation from Adam's Foundation. Eva has been selected for the mid associate programme at the Royal Ballet Covent Garden after completing the Junior Associate Programme there in June. Eva was also a finalist in the White Lodge Royal Ballet Selection Programme.

Eva Fellows

Adam’s Charity has made a donation to Epee Fencer, William Ferguson, who became the U16 British Champion in May this year. William has already represented England at International level and aims to secure place on GB Cadet squad and to represent GB on European Championship circuit in the next 12 months. William was the Young Sportsman Runner up at the 2018 Lincolnshire Sports Awards. 

Powerlifter, Amelia Mayock, has received funding that will help towards her National and International Competitions. In 2018, Amelia represented GB at U18 in Czech Republic where she won Gold for deadlift, Bronze for Bench Press and Bronze overall. Amelia will represent GB in the World Championships in Canada and in 2020 will compete in the British Equipped Juniors which are being held in Horncastle. 

24th April 2019

Archer, Jacob Boden, has received further support to help with competition and training costs. Jacob recently competed in the European Youth Cup in Slovenia and finished an impressive 9th. His next competition will be the Indoor Nationals Open in Warwickshire in September.  

Oliver Kettleborough is an Artistic Gymnast and competes across all six apparatus. Oliver’s recent achievements include Masters Titles for Rings, P-Bars, Floor, Vault and Pommel at the Disability Masters for Artistic Gymnastics. His sponsorship will help towards retaining his British title and Masters Title. He also aims to compete in mainstream competition. 

Nick Welbourn is the first sailor to receive sponsorship from Adam’s Foundation. Nick has been part of the British Youth Sailing Team for 4 years and is a member of the RYA Laser Radial Youth Squad.  Nick came 3rd in the Laser Radial Men’s competition at the Palamos International Christmas Race 2018 and was the 2018 Laser Radial UK Youth Inland Champion. 

Nick Welbourn, Oliver Kettleborough and Jacob Boden

From left to right - Nick Welbourn, Oliver Kettleborough and Jacob Boden

Cyclist, Rory Standish, has qualified for the National Time Trial Championship for the past 3 years and is now moving into triathlon with the aim of being in the East Midlands Academy in the next five years. Rory was recently the youth winner of the Woodhall Spa Triathlon and will compete in the British Triathlon Championships in Leicester in September. 

23rd February 2019

Anna Daly has received further support as she continues her education at the Royal Ballet School. Despite strong competition to retain her place at the School, Anna is now in her fifth successive year which is a great achievement.

Flossie England has received support from the Foundation to help with her 2019 equestrian season. Flossie recently qualified for the Pony British Novice showjumping second rounds with her Para Season starting next month.


Flossie England

Annabel Foster has become the third Ballet Dancer to receive a donation after being accepted at the Royal Ballet School. Annabel was only one of 13 boys and 13 girls accepted from over 1,000 people who auditioned for a place at the prestigious school so it is a huge achievement.

Elliot Harvey is first person to receive support from Adam’s Foundation for American Football. Elliot has been accepted on to the GB American Football Programme and has represented GB at under 19 level. He is also the first Lincolnshire Bomber to score a touchdown representing GB.


Elliot Harvey

Judoka, Ethan Steele, continues to progress and take titles in Judo. Since his most recent donation from Adam’s Foundation, he has taken Gold at English Open, Scottish Open and Northern Irish Open.   

Kickboxer, Mackenzie Warrant, has received his first donation from the charity. Mackenzie has already competed in a World Championship and has since continued to train with GB squad. In March he competed at the Adidas CIMAC Superleague and finished in first place.


Mackenzie Warrant

Luke Easton received funding to help with his progression in Karate. He travelled to Madrid in November to compete as part of a three man team in the World Championships and is also going back out to Spain in March to represent England in the Senior European Championships. 

13th September 2018

Talented Dancer, Matthew Bates, has received further funding from the Foundation as he aims to get into the Royal Ballet Company. He was one of only three British boys to be accepted in the graduate year at the Royal Ballet School which is a huge achievement and his recent performances include Nacho Duato’s Multiplicity and Anthony Dowell’s ‘Auroras Wedding’ from Sleeping Beauty.


Matthew Bates

9 year old Reuben Herridge is already representing Lincolnshire at County and Regional Level. This year, Reuben was a finalist in two regional tournaments after playing some of the top players from the North of England and Midlands. His funding from Adam’s Foundation will help him as he aims to step up to National Level in the next 12 months.  

Squash player, Charlie Jubbs, who is on the Aspire East Midlands Programme has received support from the foundation to help towards his completion costs. Charlie already captains Lincolnshire U13 boys and has represented East Midlands at the National England squash Aspire Championships.


Charlie Jubbs

Charlie (second right)

Recipient, Alex Parker, is the first Modern Pentathlete to be sponsored by Adam’s Foundation. Alex recently competed in the Yorkshire region modern triathlon (run, shoot, swim) and won each discipline and therefore qualified for the National Triathlon Championships where he came 5th overall in his age group. In the next 12 months, he will be adding fencing to his competition repertoire and aims to move from Silver to Gold on the English Talent Pathway.

Race Runner, Thomas Talbot, has had a fantastic 2018. Having come back from hip surgery, he set new pb’s in all distances and went on to win 4 National RR2 Gold medals at the Cerebral Palsy National Athletic Championships in Doncaster. He also won Disabled Sports Person of the Year at the Lincolnshire Sports Awards and was invited by British Athletics to join their Paralympic development academy.


Thomas Talbot

Isabella Vinter has received further funding as she continues to progress in Triathlon. During 2018, Izzy won the LWAC 3k series for U13 girls and finished 6th in the region at the Leeds IRC National Qualifier for British Triathlon. Izzy’s aim for 2019 is to become part of the East Midlands Triathlon Academy.

Elly Spence, who participates nationally and internationally in Irish Dancing has received her first donation from the charity which will go towards her equipment and competition costs. In the last World Championships, Elly placed 27th and she recently placed 5th in the Scottish Nationals. Her aim for 2019 is to achieve a medal at the next World Championships in North Carolina which she has qualified for.


Elly Spence

30th April 2018

Georgie Brock-Taylor currently plays netball for Loughborough Lightning under 19’s as well as Charnwood Netball Club Under 16’s despite only being 14 years old. Georgie is already being watched by England scouts and hopes to join their under 17 camp and play in their squad at netball Europe.

Georgie Brock-Taylor

Lauren Douce has received funding that will go towards her competing at the World Special Olympic Games in Abu Dhabi. Lauren competes in Swimming and Trampolining but excels in Gymnastics. Last autumn, Lauren achieved five medals at the National Special Olympics in Sheffield and was Overall Class 1 at the British Championships  

Lincolnshire Bombino, Eve Gormley, has participated in roller derby for six years. In autumn last year, she was selected to play for England Juniors and will fly out to Philadelphia in July to participate in an exhibition game at the end of Women’s Roller Derby World Cup.

Adam’s Foundation has sponsored swimmer, Ethan Grace-Riches, as he aims to qualify for the Junior European Championships later this year. He will also be aiming for a gold at the British Nationals in July. Ethan has recently been nominated for Secondary School Sports Person of the Year Award.

Wheelchair Racer, Joel James, competes in the T34 Classification at several distances and has been selected to represent the North East team in the school games for the past two years. Joel’s funding from Adam’s Foundation will support him as he represents England at the CPISRA World Games in Barcelona in August.


Joel James

Kayaker, Patrick Mongan, competes in Flatwater Sprint Kayak Racing and in 2017 was one of the youngest athletes to be selected for the GB Talent Pathway at British Canoeing. He competed with the Super Regional Squad at an international event in Belgium, achieving silver in the K2 1000m race. Patrick is aiming to go to the European Championships in 2018 and join the Olympic Hopes team.

Angus Smith has received funding towards his aim of placing at the European Sprint Triathlon Championships in Glasgow in August. Angus recently achieved a Bronze medal at the National Duathlon Championships and a 14th place finish at the World Standard Distance Championships in Rotterdam.

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11 year old swimmer, Jessica Wheaton, qualified for ten events at the County Championships in 2018, winning 5 golds and 3 silvers. Jessica’s funding will help with travel costs now she has been selected for the GB Talent Pathway. This comes after being ranked at number 2 in at 50m Breaststroke in the country.


Recipients from April 2018

From L to R - Joel James, Lauren Douce, Ethan Grace-Riches, Patrick Mongan, Jessica Wheaton, Eve Gormley

16th January 2018

Archer, Jacob Boden, will be travelling to France during Easter to participate in an international training camp. Everyone at the Foundation wishes him all the best.

Emily Patch has received funding that will go towards her competition and training costs in triathlon. Emily has made significant progress since she was last sponsored by the charity. She has qualified for the 2018 European Sprint Distance Championships as well as finishing 3rd in the National Sprint Championships.

Emily Patch and Jacob Boden
Emily Patch and Jacob Boden

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Cyclist and Triathlete, Rory Standish, has received his first donation from the Foundation. For the past 2 years, Rory has qualified for the National Time Trial Championships and hopes to represent East Midlands in Triathlon in 2018