The recipients of our grants are all dedicated to either participating in sport at a high level or to providing opportunities for young people to participate in sport.

2019 Alex Marshall
Alex Marshall



Achievements to date

  • 2019 - South of England Outdoor 200m Bronze Medallist
  • 2019 - South of England Indoor 200m Silver Medallist
  • 2019 - Kent Outdoor 100m and 200m Champion
  • 2018 - South of England Indoor 200m Bronze Medallist
  • 2018 - Kent Outdoor 100m and 200m Silver Medallist

I am 19 with the aim of achieving a degree in Human Biology. I started athletics at an older age than most, roughly 15 – 16, where as most of my friends started at a much younger age. I originally started athletics as a hobby because it allowed me to relax, have fun and exercise all in one.

When I started I began training twice a week at Medway Park with Medway and Maidstone AC. It was last year I decided that I wanted athletics to be more than just a hobby to me, the main two influences for this decision was my first invitation to British Championships and English schools both held in Birmingham in 2018. Travelling to Birmingham and appearing at these high standard events showed me how exciting it is to run within a top bracket.

My other influence has to be my coach Steven Munday ever since I joined his training group he has helped me improve tremendously and shown me what I can achieve if I work hard and put my mind to it.

Most memorable sporting achievement to date

Earning my first individual Gold medal at county level and the first time I ran under 11 seconds for the 100m

Biggest sporting disappointment to date

Getting disqualified at National indoor championships held in Sheffield 2018

Most respected sportsperson

Wayde Van Niekerk 200m and 400m

Ritual before sporting competition

Talk with my coach to calm my nerves and remind myself to enjoy it no matter the outcome

Our partners

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  • Kent County Council
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Did you know

Over the last twenty years, £210,000 has been awarded to individuals and organisations across Kent.


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