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Georgia talent spotted for SportsAid Award

Posted: 24th April 2017

Year 10 student Georgia McGovern has been awarded £1000 SportsAid funding after being nominated by Volleyball England, in recognition of her potential in the sport for the future.

With former recipients including Sir Chris Hoy, Ellie Simmonds OBE, Jessica Ennis-Hill CBE, Tom Daley and Dame Sarah Storey, Georgia is part of a very select group of British athletes.

The award follows Georgia’s recent nomination to SportsAid by Volleyball England and is to help with the cost of her sport this year in recognition of her commitment and potential for the future. The SportsAid award in partnership with the GLL Sports Foundation supports talented athletes across the UK helping them reach their potential and achieve sporting success.

Georgia says: “I feel extremely privileged to have received the SportsAid Award and it will really help me to go further in my sport. To see how it’s helped sporting heroes such as Chris Hoy and Jessica Ennis-Hill makes me feel very fortunate to be selected for the Award”.

SportsAid, established in 1976, helps aspiring British sportsmen and women at the very start of their journey towards becoming the next generation of sporting heroes. In addition to the financial support Georgia also receives free Gym membership at Blackbrook Leisure Centre, who are part of the GLL organisation, and access to sport sciences programmes as well as physiotherapy and injury rehabilitation services. Georgia’s athlete profile is also published on the SportsAid website.

Georgia, from Henlade, got into Volleyball whilst living in California, where she captained her team to a gold medal at the US Junior Girls’ National Volleyball Championships. Georgia currently plays volleyball for Taunton Juniors, the South-West, Bristol Volleyball Club, as well as England Under 19s and under 17s. Georgia also plays hockey, netball and tennis at Taunton School.

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