Top kayaker receives funding

Connor Peters from St Austell received £900 from The Lord Lieutenant Fund for Youth towards a set of kayaking paddles and travelling costs to national and international races. Connor competes in marathon and sprint kayaking. He is part of the

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Georgina Leaney received help towards travel costs

Georgina comes from Roche, is 22 years old and plays the baroque flute. She was looking forward to attending the Royal School of Music in London but travel costs were going to be high. In April 2014, The Lord Lieutenant’s

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Young Cornish yachtsman is among major prize winners

Robin Elsey, 22, from Perranarworthal, a former recipient of the Lord Lieutenant’s Fund for Youth, was among the major prize winners at the recent Royal Ocean Racing Club’s annual prize giving in London. Robin, together with his crew, Will Harris

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Calum Jarvis won a bronze medal at the Commonwealth Games

Receiving a helping hand from the Lord Lieutenant’s Fund for Youth – Young and Talented – was the boost Calum Jarvis from north Cornwall needed to fulfil his ambitions.  A recent medal winner at the Commonwealth Games, Calum from Wadebridge admits

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Abi Roberts

Abi comes from Redruth, is 17 years old and her sport is BMX racing which is an Olympic sport. Her aim is to represent GB and Cornwall at the World BMX Championships in Rotterdam. Her ranking is 9th in the

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Harry Houlding

Harry is a sailor who graduated from dingy sailing to keel boat racing, and was selected for the British Keelboat Academy (Yacht Racing Squad), organised by the RYA and the UK Sailing Association to develop GB sailors. His short term

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OLYMPIC GOLD – HELEN GLOVER MBE

Helen Glover was born in Truro and has risen to fame in the 2012 London Olympics.  Together with her rowing partner Heather Stanning they made history by not only winning Team GB’s first Gold medal of the Games but claiming British

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Matthew Robinson

Discipline: Football
Matthew Robinson

A cerebral palsy sufferer from an early age, Matthew dreams of playing for the England CP squad and one day representing Great Britain in the Paralympics. The Penzance 14 year old also swims, plays cricket, boxes and does karate – but football is his real passion. He recently won the Local Heroes Sport Achievement Award from Pirate FM.

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Robin Elsey

Discipline: Offshore sailing
Robin Elsey

Olympic sailing hopeful Robin Elsey from Falmouth, has received two grants from the Fund to help further his dream of reaching the top in professional sailing. In October 2010 he was been selected for the British Keelboat Academy Development Squad. The aim of the Academy, based in Southampton is to support young sailors gain the skills necessary to take their keelboat racing to a professional level.

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Toni-Michelle Dent

Discipline: Ballet

A promising career in the highly competitive world of ballet beckons for Toni-Michelle Dent, from Saltash – with a helping hand from the Lord Lieutenant’s Fund for Youth in Cornwall. Toni-Michelle, 19, won an apprenticeship to be a classical ballerina at the prestigious Northern Ballet company in Leeds. Now studying at the Central School of Ballet in London, Toni-Michelle performed in Swan Lake during a six-week work placement with Northern Ballet last year.

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