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.

2014 Helshan Weerasinghe
Helshan Weerasinghe

Sport

Table-Tennis

Achievements to date

  • 2014 - Gold Medal at Funchal Junior Open Tournament in Portugal
  • 2014: Silver medal in the singles and gold medal in the doubles at the Croatia Junior and Cadet Open
  • 2015 - Junior Master's Champion
  • 2014 - Won the junior boys' singles, doubles and mixed doubles at the Cadet and Junior National Championships in Preston
  • 2014 - Won the junior boys' singles at the Tees Active Stockton-on-Tees Junior 4 Star Open

An Olympic potential, the top junior in the country who has won all the junior national titles and all school titles. Explosive, naturally gifted, technically sharp player with one of the most refined and advance technique of play.

Most memorable sporting achievement to date

Winning all three titles at the National Junior Championship and winning the first World tour tournament in Madeira Portugal (Funchal).

Biggest sporting disappointment to date

Not being able to compete at the Youth Olympic Tournament, mainly because of a lack of quality preparation and limited support.

Most respected sportsperson

Rafael Nadal (Tennis)

Ritual before sporting competition

Preparation speaking to parents/coach.

Helshan Weerasinghe

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Did you know

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

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