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.

2018 Hamish Reilly
Hamish Reilly

Sport

Triathlon

Achievements to date

  • 2018 - 2nd at Super League Youth Elite International
  • 2018 - 2nd in The British Youth Elite Super Series
  • 2018 - 3rd at British Duathlon Championships
  • 2018 - 1st at Eton Dorney National Triathlon

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 (talent pathway to the Olympic programme) and part of the South East Academy. I am currently training over 17 hours a week whilst balancing schoolwork and preparing for GCSEs. I train with Black Lion Swimming Club, Medway & Maidstone Athletics Club, Thanet Road Club and Ocean Lake Tri Club and I am very grateful for all my coaches and parents.

Triathlon has taken me to some amazing places throughout the UK and Europe and I can’t wait to continue working harder and explore more new places. In the future, I hope to start racing at a Senior Elite level and go to the World Championships.

Most memorable sporting achievement to date

My most memorable sporting achievement was coming 2nd at my first International at Super League triathlon in Jersey. Wearing the GB suit was awesome and it was great being able to compete against the best in Europe.

Biggest sporting disappointment to date

Not being selected for the Youth Olympic Games in Argentina, however it has spurred me on to get even better for next year.

Most respected sportsperson

Matt Hauser – Triathlon

Ritual before sporting competition

Put on my playlist to get me pumped and ‘Trust the Process’

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  • Kent County Council
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Over the last twenty years, £198,554 has been awarded to individuals and organisations across Kent.

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