Find out more about the recipients of our Cornwallis Sporting Excellence Awards for Individuals and Sports Grants for Clubs and Community Organisations to date.

  • Lauren Farley

    My name is Lauren Farley and I’m currently studying in my first year of A-Levels at Rainham School For Girls who have always been very supportive with my sport. I currently compete in Heptathlons and specialise in Javelin. MORE

  • 2018 Luke Fowle
    Luke Fowle

    I began my sporting career as a competitive swimmer qualifying for English Nations in the 100m breaststroke in 2017. I currently train with Thanet Swimming club swimming six times a week. During my time as a swimmer I was introduced to the Biathlon event. MORE

  • Charley Langford

    My name is Charley Langford, I am 15 years old and I live in Herne Bay, Kent. I attend Simon Langton Grammar School for Boys in Canterbury and swim for Thanet Swim Club, training at 25m pools in Margate and Ramsgate. MORE

  • Hamish Reilly

    I’m a 16-year-old British Junior Elite Triathlete. I started Triathlon when I was 8 because I wanted to copy what my brother was doing (he is ten years older) and to beat him! I am part of British Triathlon’s England Next Generation squad MORE

  • Vista Twisters

    In 2009 two local coaches (gymnastics and dance) applied for funding to deliver a cheerleading course as part of the Kent Sportivate scheme. This led to the creation of a small team of 12 enthusiastic girls (age 9-13) forming the Vista Twisters MORE

  • Ashford Athletic Club

    Ashford Athletic Club is one of Kent’s best known and most active athletics clubs. We offer coaching and competition for a range of athletics events for all abilities and ages from age 9 upwards. MORE

  • Tiegan Child

    My name is Tiegan Child and I swim. I have recently finished my GCSEs at Chislehurst and Sidcup Grammar School and want to further my education by doing my A levels. I started swimming for a club at the age of 7, following on from lessons when I was younger MORE

  • Lily Harding

    My name is Lily Harding, I am 14 and in Year 10. I love sport and spent many years as a gymnast, competing at county level. My transition from gymnastics to judo took place a few years ago. It became obvious that my talent was judo biased MORE

  • Georgia Silk

    My name is Georgia Silk, I am 15 years old and have just finished my GCSEs at Chatham and Clarendon Grammar School. I have been fencing and competing since the age of nine. Fencing is very enjoyable to me, I enjoy the training and competitive side. MORE

  • Chilham Tennis Club

    Chilham Tennis Club was formed in 1972 and is a member club of Chilham Parish Recreation Ground Trust. It is situated in Branch Road, Chilham and has two floodlit hardcourts providing tennis all year round for all ages and abilities. MORE

  • 2017 Tilly King
    Tilly King

    I’m an 18 year old Roller Hockey Goalkeeper for Maidstone Roller Hockey Club. I am autistic, which was only recently diagnosed, meaning I have had a lot of problems over the years especially in school. Roller Hockey has really helped with my moods and especially my anger. MORE

  • 2017 Jade Oni
    Jade Oni

    My name is Jade Oni. I am very lucky as this the second time I have received help from the Trust. I am 16 years old, and currently studying sport at North Kent College in Darford. I have recently changed my athletic events from High Jump, in which I won the English Schools Championships U15 in 2015 to Long Jump, in which I won MORE

  • Jacob Popplewell

    My name is Jake Popplewell, and I have been doing judo since I was 7 years old and loved it from then on. I started off at my local club in Canterbury, but have since moved on and am now at Metro Judo Club. Despite having a strong passion for the sport it took me a long time to make it onto the Kent squad. MORE

  • Lola Wheeler

    I am Lola Wheeler and I have been playing netball in Kent since the age of 10. Having played locally in junior leagues in Kent, I was first selected into the County Academy aged 13 and subsequently, aged 15, into the London and South East Regional Academy. Following a progression through the ranks, I was chosen for National Academy MORE

  • Kent Phoenix Youth American Football Club

    Kent Phoenix Youth American Football Club was formed in September 2016 with the aim of offering opportunities to young people to get involved in playing a new sport. It focuses development through Flag American Football for players aged 8-13 into kitted American Football for ages 14-18. MORE

  • Old Bordenian Hockey Club

    We are fortunate that the founding members of the club were asked some years ago to record their memories of the origins of the club. Two of those members have since passed away. Those written records of the early chapters of the club’s history are priceless: they set out the thoughts and deeds of those gentlemen who sowed the seeds MORE

  • Mia Bealing-Rodrigues

    My name is Mia Bealing-Rodrigues and I started playing Roller Hockey just over two years ago. When I first started training with Maidstone Roller Hockey Club, I was really nervous, as the sport is mainly dominated by boys. However, I realised that I didn’t need to be nervous and was fully accepted by the boys as part of the team. MORE

  • Annabel Guye-Johnson

    I am currently studying three A-levels alongside my swimming; Biology, Psychology and PE, I’m really enjoying them and find them hugely interesting they also complement my swimming tremendously well. I’ve particularly enjoyed the biopsychology topic in psychology. I am also completing an Extended Project qualification MORE

  • Camron Lyttle

    My name is Camron Lyttle and I’m a sprinter who currently runs for Bexley Athletics Club. I started athletics in 2008 at the age of nine, right after the Beijing Olympics. Up until London 2012 athletics was only something I did for fun, however that changed when I was selected to run for Kent at the English Schools Championships. MORE

  • Dover Roadrunners Club

    Dover Roadrunners AC is an athletics club concentrating on running, including road running, off road, trails and track. The club is led and run solely on a voluntary basis. Established in 2002, we are a cohesive group of members who are passionate about running. We currently meet twice a week MORE

  • Newhouse Basketball Club

    Established in 2006, Newhouse Basketball Club is a vibrant local community Club based in Sittingbourne but attracting members from across the North Kent and Medway region. MORE

  • 2016 Jack Field
    Jack Field

    My name is Jack Field, I am a 17 year old student from Kent. I first came into contact with handball during the explosion of interest caused by the London 2012 Olympic Games. However, I did not begin to play handball until my local leisure centre began a small satellite club. I quickly thrived in the sport, transferring many skills MORE

  • Guru Nanak Football Club

    The Club was formed in 1965 by a group of young Indian youths that had a passion for football. The outlet for which was kicking around a ball in the local parks as part of unorganised football. MORE

  • Mote Park Indoor Bowls Club

    The Junior section of Mote Park Indoor Bowls Club were presented with their new bowls shirts at Mote Park which was attended by Michael Firmin. The purchase of the new shirts and grey trousers for the Juniors was made possible following a successful grant application to Kent Trust for Youth Sport and Kent Sport & Physical Activity Service. MORE

  • Punjab United Football Club

    Over the past 13 years Punjab United Football Club has gained much strength and recognition in its local leagues, and is ready for an unprecedented move into the National League System at Step 7. MORE

  • South East Gulls Football Club

    South East Gulls Disability Football Club, started in January 2016, train every Sunday 1300-1500 at Farthingloe Ground, Manor Road, Dover. We are a club for children and adults with special needs / educational needs, starting from the age of 5 upwards. Our coaches are all at least level one FA trained, FA Safeguarded, MORE

  • Tiegan Aitken

    I have a real passion for tennis and started playing the game at the age of 5. I live in Canterbury, Kent and attend Simon Langton Girls’ Grammar School. I work very hard during training and competitions. I have a 5 day a week training schedule, where most mornings start at 0700 sometimes in the University of Kent gym MORE

  • Rosanna Arnold

    My name is Rosanna Arnold, I am 15 years old and am currently studying my GCSE’s at Maidstone Grammar School for Girls. I have been swimming since the age of four and competing from the age of eight. I have always enjoyed swimming as it is a great way to forget about everything else and focus on the thing you love the most. MORE

  • Royal Cinque Ports Yacht Club

    In September 2015, Conningbrook Country Park was opened to the public next to the Julie Rose Stadium in Ashford. The Royal Cinque Ports Yacht Club through its Sailing School was asked to develop dinghy sailing on the quarried Conningbrook Lakes, and started offering dinghy sailing there for the first time from October 2015. MORE

  • Bethersden Tennis Club

    Hello, our names are James Carlton and Daniel Shearing, and we are tennis coaches at Bethersden Tennis Club in Kent. We are both working towards and completing our Level 3 tennis coaching qualification. We have been helping in and around the club for a number of years and enjoy coaching all ages and abilities. MORE

  • Park Farm Rangers FC

    By way of potted history, Park Farm Rangers FC was formed in 2000 – as a local club based in the Kingsnorth / Park Farm area in Ashford, Kent. The aim was to give boys and girls of all ages from Under 6 through to Under 18 the opportunity to enjoy playing Association Football MORE

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Previous recipients of Kent Trust for Sport awards include:


2016Molly Harvey

2015Dave Wooder

2015Georgina Kennedy

2015Jade Oni

2015Madison Rowlands

2015Maisie Macartney

2015Richard Carr

2015Rising Stars FC

2015Ryan Holden

2015Westerham Sea Cadets

2014Abbie Wyver

2014Bearsted & Thurnham Bowling Club

2014David Carr

2014David Hall

2014Emma Raducanu

2014Helshan Weerasinghe

2014Luke Savill

2014Patrick Keech

2014Peter Buravytsky

2014Sky Bebbington

2014The Word on the Street

2013Molly Harvey

2013Katie Latham

2013Benjamin Pond

2013Helshan Weerasinghe

2012Megan Beddoe

2012Alex Wilmshurst

2012Amelia Henley

2012Daniel Woledge

2012Folkestone Migrant Support Group

2012Jacob Gander-Compton

2012Joe Kellaway

2012Katie O'Connor

2012Old Bordenians Hockey Club

2012Swale Amateur Boxing Club

2012Thanet Swimming Club

2012The North School, Ashford

2011Cara Hooker

2011Dani Chattenton

2011Dominic Matthews

2011Emma Raducanu

2011Florence Williams

2011Helshan Weerasinghe

2011Hersden Youth Club, Canterbury

2011James Evans

2011Katherine Curran

2011Lydia Beard

2011Medway Mermaids Synchro Swim Club

2011Natasha McAneney

2011Niles Pederson

2011Nonington Cricket Club

2011Oakwood School, Bexleyheath

2011Range Rovers FC

2011Ray Bioletti

2011Ross Wilson

2011Samuel Burdett