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.

2017 Jade Oni
Jade Oni


Athletics - Triple Jump

Achievements to date

  • 2017 - Winner England Athletics Triple Jump (Bedford, Aug 2017)
  • 2017 - Runner Up South England AA Champs (Crystal Palace, Aug 2017)
  • 2017 - Runner Up Kent Schools Champs (Ashford, May 2017)
  • 2017 - Winner Kent Indoor Champs (Lee Valley, March 2017)
  • 2015 - Winner English Schools Champions (Gateshead, July 2015)

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 the Kent Indoor Championships at Lee Valley in 2017, and now to Triple Jump. I started this event in June just to have a go and after competing a handful of times I have become National England Athletics U17 Champion in August putting me at the top of the UK rankings! I have recently been interviewed for Athletics weekly and appeared in the magazine which I was very excited about. I am looking forward to 2018 and seeing what it brings.

Most memorable sporting achievement to date

Winning the England Athletics National Championships in Bedford in 2017.

Biggest sporting disappointment to date

Not qualifying for the Long Jump final at English Schools Championships in Birmingham 2017

Most respected sportsperson

Nafissatou Thiam

Ritual before sporting competition

I like to wear my cross necklace.

Jade Oni

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


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