The Adam Gibbons Sports Foundation offered financial support to young, emerging athletes. It helped cover the cost of things such as coaching, training, travel and accommodation. Through its partnership with the Lincolnshire Elite Athlete Programme (LEAP), the foundation provided sports people with advice, guidance and training specific to their individual needs, helping them to carve out a career as a professional athlete.
The foundation was created in 2008 in memory of Adam – a wonderful son, brother and friend. Everyone knew about Adam’s love of sport – from football and judo to golf and snooker, he played just about everything. So it was decided that the best way to remember him was to set up a charity, supporting talented young athletes in the local area to achieve their full potential.
The foundation donated over £100,000 in support of young athletes and local sporting organisations. Some of the athletes have gone on to compete at the Olympic and Paralympic Games, as well as various World and European Championships. One athlete won a gold medal at the Rio Olympics in 2016; one became Head Boy at the Royal Ballet School in London; another went on to break two world records in RaceRunning.