Ethan Grace Riches

Ethan Grace Riches

December 2nd 

Ethan Grace-Riches has been given support by the foundation to enable him to reach his potential in swimming. Ethan is currently swimming freestyle and back stroke at regional level though he hopes to be competing at Midland and National Level in the near future. 

Swimmer, Maya Westlake, has again received funding from the foundation that will go towards travel and accommodation at Pre Olympic Trial camps. The trials for Team GB take place in Glasgow in April and Maya is hoping to make the 4x200m relay team.  

Brad Westlake has also received funding to help with his swimming aspirations. As well as Maya, Brad will use the donation to pay for the costs associated with the Olympic Trials at the start of 2016. 

Triathlete Ryan Whitney, has received support from the foundation to help him achieve his ambitions. Earlier this year, he competed in the World Championships in Chicago and now has aspirations of progressing to national elite triathlon level.

Olivia Leslie, who plays in the Doncaster Belles development squad has received a small donation from the foundation to help with her travel costs. Olivia has a promising future ahead of her in football, especially as the Belles have just been promoted to the Women's Super League!

June 30th

The Lincolnshire Schools Athletics Team received support before they travelled up to Gateshead for the National School Games. The team won 2 Gold medals and several bronze medals. This included a bronze medal for Georgina Adam who Adam's foundation has previously sponsored in the 200m. As a team Lincolnshire won the "C" Counties trophy.

Lincolnshire Schools Athletics Team 

April 22nd

Matthew Bates has received further support from the foundation as he continues to shine at the Royal Ballet School in London. In the past three years Matt has performed in Sleeping Beauty, La Syphide and The Nutcracker. This is a superb achievement as there are only 12 places available for boys each year.

Athlete, Ashley Sandall, has been supported by the foundation and will use the donation to help with travel and equipment costs. Ashley's aims for the next 12 months are to break into the top 5 at Under 20 level for the 400m and also to represent England or GB. 

Adam's foundation has supported Lara Dyson, who competes in Dressage. The donation will go towards training with Olympic Gold Medalist, Charlotte Dujardin amongst other costs. Lara is only two levels off the top GB level which would give her a chance of competing in the GB team.

Brad and Maya Westlake

Brad and Maya Westlake

August 5th 

We are very pleased to sponsor Anna Daly once again as she looks forward to her second year at the Royal Ballet School in London. Anna will receive training that is not available locally and will continue to progress with some of the best facilities in the world. 

Triathlete, Emily Patch, has already represented Team GB at the European Championships this year, finishing 12th in her age category. She now aims to compete at Elite Level and her ambition is to represent GB at the Olympics next year.

Table Tennis player, Nathan Butler, continues to improve and rise up the rankings. In September he will represent the Midlands at the School Games in Manchester.

Emily Moss has received further support to help with her costs as she continues to compete in middle distance athletic events. She also aims to head to Kenya for Altitude training in the Autumn.

Lee Cupit is aiming to compete at the Rio Paralympics next year in the Shot Put. He is currently ranked 6th in the world and with the support of the foundation hopes to improve on this.  

Discus and Shot thrower Kieran Tscherniawsky has been sponsored by the foundation as he continues to compete at the highest level. He aims to represent Team GB at the World Championships in Doha later this year and at Rio in the Paralympics next year. Kieran is currently ranked 6th in the world at Discus and Shot. 

Kieron Smythe, who competes in Judo has received sponsorship from the foundation as he aims to train in Japan with other members of the England Judo team. He aims to compete as a junior in the European and World Championships.

Cyclist, Alice Standish, is aiming to improve her place on the National British Cycling Rankings. Last year she finished 27th nationally in Cyclo Cross 2014/15. Alice is currently attending Derby Arena training towards gaining accreditation so she can compete in Track Events as well.

12 students form the Koku-Ryu Martial Arts Club in Brigg have been selected to represent England at the World Championships in the UK in October and then head to Benidorm in November. Adam's foundation will proudly support them in their quest for success.

Megan Brewer

Megan Brewer

January 14th 

Athlete, Georgina Adam, has received funding from the foundation to help with her competition and equipment costs as she aims to maintain a place in the UK top 3 at 200m. After setting a PB of 24.96 last year, Georgina was nominated for Young Sportswoman of the Year at the Lincolnshire Sports Awards.

Jack Hodgson has gained further support from the foundation as he hopes to attend the British Judo Centre of Excellence in Walsall on a more regular basis. Jack has a long term aim of attending 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio De Janeiro and recently won the Young Disabled Sports Person of the Year at the Lincolnshire Sports Awards.

The foundation is very pleased to support Megan Brewer once again after she successfully gained a place at the Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in London. Megan, from Lincoln, has a long term aim of travelling and performing as part of a contemporary dance company before setting up a dance company in her own right.

The foundation has strengthened it's ties with the Lincolnshire Sports Partnership by sponsoring six athletes on its Lincolnshire Elite Athlete Programme (LEAP) in 2015. The six youngsters who compete at regional and national level will be part of a new level named after Adam's foundation.


6th October 

Charlotte Gilersleeve has received further support as she begins her second year at Cambridge Bodyworks. Charlotte has achieved high outcomes in all areas of dance in a very productive and progressive first year. 

Open Water swimmer, Emily Walsh, has received support in her quest to qualify for the GB team next summer at the European Juniors.

Brad Westlake has received support that will go towards his travel and competition costs. Brad has recently moved into senior competition and is back competing with Lincoln Vulcans. The swimmer still has aspirations of competing in Rio in 2016.

Emily Walsh

Emily Walsh

31st March

Matthew Bates has been offered a music and dance scholarship for a further two years at the Royal Ballet School. Matthew has already performed in the Nutcracker, Party Child and Rabbit Drummer and has a long term goal of being a professional dancer.

Athlete, Emily Moss, has received support to help pay for travel and training costs. The middle distance runner hopes to improve her overall endurance by travelling to Kenya for altitude training and hopes to represent England at the Commonwealth games in 2014.

Javelin thrower, Joseph Dunderdale, has received funding for 2014. Last season Joseph was ranked 1st in the UK at U23 level with a throw of 73.97m and is hoping to represent England at the Commonwealth Games this year.

Adam's fund is very proud to support the Lincoln ADHD support Fishing Group. The aim of the group is to support families and provide a calming activity in a relaxed environment that will help teach youngsters to behave and respect other people. For more information please visit 


Maya Westlake has also received support. Maya now swims with the City of Sheffield swim squad as well as LVSC and continues to set personal bests whilst moving up the rankings.

Swimmer, Lauren Freeman, has received support that will go towards her aim of competing in the National Youth Championships and British Championships in 2015.  

Table Tennis ace, Nathan Butler, has received further sponsorship from Adam's foundation as he continues to progress at a high level of competition and in much higher age categories.

Nathan Butler

 Nathan Butler





Rosie Marshall has received support to help cover her travel and equipment costs. Rosie, who is currently affiliated with Nene Valley Harriers, hopes to compete at this years Amateur Athletics Association's event in the 800m.

Lara Dyson has received further support as she pursues her aim of getting on the Equestrian GB Senior squad. Lara has recently won another regional title and qualified for the British Dressage national championships.

Golfer, Sam Whitaker, has received support from Adam's fund for the first time that will go towards his coaching costs. Sam is aiming to be selected for the England squad in the next 12 months. 

Adam's Fund will be supporting Lincoln City FC's 'Future Imps Fund' for the next 12 months. As well as Manchester United, Adam was a supporter of the imps, so we are pleased to support the academy and hopefully help local talent break get into football.

Anna Daly

Anna Daly 

24th June 

11 year old Anna Daly has been awarded a place at the Royal Ballet School in London and will be supported by the fund. This is a huge achievement as there are only a few amount of places available. 

Swimmer Declan Bennett has had a successful year and will again be competing in the British Transplant games in Bolton in August. He also hopes to qualify for the World Transplant games in Argentina next year.

Abi Burr has received support from Adam's fund as she continues to progress in the pool. Abi will be competing in the English schools Inter-Divisional Swimming Championships at Bristol and will represent the East Midlands. In March, Abi competed in 13 events at the Lincolnshire County Championships in the 15 year old category, winning gold in each event.


Nichola Clark

Nichola Clark

Nichola Clark who competes in Dressage has gained support from the fund as she aims to compete more in Regional competition with a further aim of being a semi professional.

Kickboxer Alex Carter who has already represented England at the British Championships and won a bronze medal has been supported by the fund. Alex hopes compete in further British Championships and the World Championships in Portugal.

Middle Distance runners Rebekah Ward, Catrina Thomas and Abbie Donnelly have received support towards their competition and equipment costs. Rebekah hopes to compete in the English Schools Championships and has a long term ambition of representing England at International level. Last year Catrina was ranked 2nd in the UK for steeplechase at Under 17 and also hopes to qualify for the English Schools Championships in the next year. Abbie's aim for the next 12 months is also to reach the same championships and retain her county titles. 


18th February

We are delighted to announce that Adam's fund will be making a contribution to a football development tour to Valencia involving 15 Year 8/9 students from Cherry Willingham Community School. Students have been involved with many fundraising activities already. This will be an excellent opportunity for the students going as they will receive some top class coaching whilst in a different cultural environment.


13th October

Dancer, Megan Brewer, has received support from the fund following her successful audition to become an associate member of the Chantry Dance Company in London. Megans long term aim is to perform as part of a contemporary dance company.

Lauren Freeman has once again received support towards her competition and travel expenses as she continues to progress and gain excellent results in swimming.

Swimmer, Brad Westlake, has also gained further support as he continues to compete at a high competitive level. Brad has recently returned to training following a fracture to his spine.

Maya Westlake, has been sponsored by Adam's fund to help with her ongoing travel, training and competition costs. Maya, who swims with Lincoln Vulcans, travelled to Portugal this summer with the GB team and is aiming for the Commonwealth Games next year.

Brad and Maya Westlake

Maya and Brad Westlake

24th July

Funding has been awarded to hurdler Julian Adeniran, as he continues his comeback from a respiratory infection. Julian still has a long term aim of competing at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Follow Julian's progress on his blog

Athlete, Haran Dunderdale, has received support from the fund as he continues to progress through the world of middle distance running and steeplechase. Haran recently ran 5.54 at the 2000m Steeplechase and is now ranked 1st in Europe and 8 in the world at U18 level. Haran's funding will go towards travel, training and physiotherapy costs.

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Table Tennis star, Nathan Butler, has obtained support ready for a summer of training in France. Despite being only 13, Nathan is currently ranked 25 at National Under 15 level.

Liz Mcternan, who is a Para-Triathlete, has received sponsorship from the fund to support her next overseas event in the European Hand Bike Federation (EHC) race in October in Barcelona. Liz recently came 5th in both the Time Trial and Road Race in Sergovia, which now ranks her fourth in the world.

9th July

Adam's Fund has supported Rugby player Jack Holmes. Jack is preparing to move down south to compete with the Exeter Chiefs Academy with a long term aim of breaking into the first team. Jack has recently been with Leicester Tigers.

Lara Dyson, who competes in Equestrian, has received further support from the fund. Lara was Northern Region National Novice and Elementary Champion last year. This means she is a step closer to representing GB in the senior squad.  

Adam's fund has sponsored highly talented dancer, Charlotte Gildersleeve. Charlotte has been given the opportunity to further her training in performing arts at four leading National Colleges with a long term ambition of having a performance career. 

Shot Putter, Rob Mohan, has received support from the fund as he aims to qualify for the U23 European Championships. Rob currently has a PB of 16.29. The support will help with training and equipment costs. 

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Rob Mohan

30th April

The fund is proud to continue its support of Matthew Bates who will commence his third year at the Royal Ballet School in London in September. Matthew has had a fantastic year achieving the highest appraisal mark for both his ballet and character exams out of all the boys in his year.

Athlete Emily Moss has also received further support from the fund in time for the athletics season. Emily competes all over the UK and abroad and hopes to travel to Kenya next winter for altitude training and to improve her overall endurance. 

The fund has sponsored triathlete Patrick Cutmore, who has progressed to international level recently. Patrick will be representing Great Britain in the European championships in Turkey this year at under 20 level and will use the funding to support this.

Patrick Cutmore wining Gold

Patrick Cutmore

Swimmer, Declan Bennett, has been supported by the fund as he prepares to compete in the UK transplant games in Sheffield this August. Declan was diagnosed with chronic kidney disease at the age of seven and underwent a kidney transplant in 2009. He currently swims with Lincoln Vulcans Swimming Club,

Joseph Dunderdale has received funding to help him progress as a GB international athlete. Joseph, a javelin thrower, is ranked 1st in the UK and 28th in Europe at Under 23 level and currently has a throw of 75.73m. The donation will help with travel, training and competition costs.

Adam's fund has sponsored Andy Skinner as he aims to progress on the Pro Am golf tour. One of Andy's aims for this year is to win his class in the British Open in August, though his long term aim is to represent GB in the 2020 Paralympics in Tokyo. This is dependant on golf being included. In the meantime, he will be climbing Mt Kilimanjaro in October with a group of African amputees to help highlight the difference in Technology. 

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13th March 

The fund is pleased to be able to support Abi Burr as she looks to compete in the Eindhoven Cup in Holland. The Dutch use this meet for qualification for the European Juniors Championships.Abi has made considerable progress in the past 12 months, achieving several titles and PB's.

Adams fund recently supported the Lincoln Cannons Volleyball Club. Although one of the biggest and most professional sports clubs in the region, it recently lost funding. The club currently has 4 teams competing in different leagues and will use the funding to pay for sports hall hire, referees costs and league entries.

Wheelchair Athlete, Jamie Carter has received funding to help assist him with travel costs and overseas events in 2013. At just 17, Jamie competed for Great Britain in the 2012 summer paralympics, finishing 6th in his heat.


27th September

Swimmer Brad Westlake, continues to compete at a high level across the country and has seven national times to date. His long term aim is the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow 2014.

Maya Westlake has also received further support as she continues to make progress in the pool. Maya has also been competing nationally and has 4 national times. 


19th September 

Talented baseball player Ben Powell has been supported as he aims to make it on the other side of the Atlantic. Ben has been offered a place on a baseball elite athlete program in Canada for 1 year despite only taking up baseball in the past year which has been organised by his coach.

Bo Haywood has received support from the fund as she continues to compete at a high level in Triathlon. Having already won a series of competitions at many levels, Bo's next competition is in New Zealand in October.


28th June

The fund is pleased to sponsor the United Freestyle Black Dragons Association who will use their sponsorship to purchase new equipment whilst training in the Birchwood area of Lincoln. As well as teaching people of all ages the rules and techniques of kickboxing, self-defence skills are developed as well.

England judo squad member, Jack Hodgson, has received support from the fund as he looks to maintain his place in the squad. Jack, who is visually impaired, was a runner up at the 2011 Lincolnshire Sports Awards. Jack also carried the Olympic Torch on 27th June as it passed through Lincoln.

11th April

9 young gymnasts from Witham Hill Gym Club have been supported by the fund as they prepare to travel to the Gymstars International competition in Malta in July. The team is made up of Abigail Small, Alex Ormsby, Bethany Garthwaite, Emma Bluck, Freya Wilkinson, Lauren Shannon, Lucy Thornton, Skye Fox and Tamsin Cook.

Andy Skinner, a seated volleyball player, has been supported by the fund in his quest to reach the 2012 Paralympic games in London. Andy was recently nominated in the Disabled Sports Person of the year category at the Lincolnshire Sports Awards

8th March

Rising tennis star, Andrew Ponder, has received support to help with equipment and training costs. Andrew has recently been selected to represent Lincolnshire in the Under 18 County Cup this March. He also intends to play tennis full time in his gap year after leaving school this Summer and to go on to a combined academic and tennis scholarship at an American University the following year.

Emma Sheardown has received support from the fund to help with travel and training costs as she aims to reach the Paralympics in dressage events. Emma is a World Class Para Dressage Rider and won European Gold in 2009 and World Gold in 2010. 

18 year old water polo athlete, Neil Williams, has received support from the fund to help with training costs as he hopes to remain eligible for the GB mens squad. Neil's long term target is 2016 Olympic games in Brazil.

Sean Westerman has received support as he aims to continue competing on a national level as a swimmer. Sean has previously set Lincolnshire swimming records and aims to competed internationally in future.






Matthew Bates, who is a rising star at the Royal Ballet School, has received further support as he approaches the start of his second year in London. One of Matts many achievements in his first year was being one of 8 boys cast for La Syphide. Only Matt and one other performer were in Year 7. Judges, Tenors Unlimited, have even commented that Matt could make a career using his voice.






Lee Cupit, has received funding as he looks to fulfil his paralympic ambitions. Lee, who has cerebral palsy competes in the shot put and recently won a gold medal at the olympic stadium in the Sainsbury's School Games.

Joe Dunderdale, who represents Lincoln Wellington Athletics Club, has been supported by the fund. Joe, who throws the javelin, has a long term target of representing GB at the 2016 Olympic games.


Jack Hodgson



Witham Hill

Hurdler, Julian Adeniran, received further support from the fund as he aims to get into the GB squad for this summers olympics.






Abigail Burr has received further support to help with travel costs as she continues to compete in many swimming competitions. Forthcoming events include Norwich UEA long course in April and the Midlands Regional swimming championships in Coventry in June. 

Kieran Tscherniawsky received extra support as he continues his training in the run up to this summers paralympics. Kieran is a discus thrower and recently won disabled sports person of the year at the Lincolnshire Sports Awards 2011. He is currently training six days a week.

Rosie Marshall is a young runner who is currently on the Lincolnshire Elite Athlete Programme. She has received funding to help towards travel and competition costs. 




Badmiton ace, Harley Towler received further support from the fund as he continues to progress in the badminton world. Harley has recently reached 110 in the doubles world rankings and continues to compete at an international level. 





Matthew Bates.  Photo by






Lincoln Vulcans swimmer, Lauren Freeman, has been assisted by the fund to help with competition expenses. Lauren is also a shooter in the GB Youth Squad.

Dressage competitor, Lara Dyson, has received further support from the fund as she continues to progress towards the National Senior Squad. As well as competing at a high level, Lara has set up her own coaching company called "Inspiring Minds Equestrian Coaching" alongside her coach.  

Athlete, Jenna Mohan was supported by Adam's Foundation and has recently competed in the European Catholic Student Games in Malta. Jenna finished 5th in the javelin and 6th in the shot put.


Jenna Mohan

Jenna Mohan













Andrew Ponder

Abi Burr


10th November 

Athlete Emily Moss has received support as she continues to progress as an athlete and strives to be an international performer. In 2011, Emily won the Northern Indoor 800m title, the University of London Cross Country title and is ranked number 1 in the east midlands for 1500m, 400m Hurdles and number 2 at 800m.

16 year old Alex Hutchinson, a talented volleyball player, received support to help him attend more training sessions and hopefully gain a place in a NVL team. Long term, Alex has the potential to compete in the 2016 Olympics.

Hockey player Josh Pettinger, has received support. The teenager from Waddington has captained Notts under 15's and is already playing in men's teams.

Sydeny Cherrie received support from the fund as she aims to progress as an athlete. The runner represents Lincoln Wellingtons AC and will use the funding for competition and accommodation costs.

Swimmers Braddan and Maya Westlake have received funding to go towards competition expenses. Both swimmers, who represent Lincoln Vulcans, have already competed in the National Championships. 

Athlete Joseph Evling-White who competes in a combination of events (decathlon), received funding for travel, competition and physio costs. Joseph broke two national records in his youth and set many county records. .

Abi Burr

Abi Burr

28th March

Athlete Joseph Dunderdale has received support from the fund and hopes to represent GB at the European Junior Championships in Estonia this July.

Joseph's younger brother Haran Dunderdale has also received support. The athlete has started 2011 well, winning the County Schools and clubs U15s cross country runs. He has also finished 6th in the National U15 cross country race.

Lara Dyson, who competes in dressage has received funding to go towards the British Dressage Regionals and Nationals. Lara was placed 3rd last year at the nationals and hopes to build on this in 2011.

Gymnast, Henry Gregory, received support from the fund at the start of 2011 to help towards his training and competition costs.

9th May

16 year old heptathlete Hannah Dunderdale, received funding to help towards equipment and coaching costs. Hannah has represented England twice already and is hoping to compete for GB in the European U20 Championships this year.

Matthew Bates is a talented performer of ballet. At eleven years old, Matthew has been awarded a full time place at The Royal Ballet School Richmond Park and at Elmhurst. The fund has supported Matthew and wishes him all the best for the future.

Lincoln Vulcans Swimmer Abigail Burr has been supported by the fund. She will be competing in the Midlands Swimming Championships in Coventry in June.

Oliver Bitowt also represents Lincoln Vulcans and is a level 3 member of the LEAP programme. He is a British Championship Qualifier in 7 events in 2011 and has won an array of medals and county level. His long term target is a medal at the 2016 Olympics.

Kaine Walker from Boston received funding to go towards competition entry fees as well equipment and travel costs. He recently came first in the 100m, 400m, 800m and 80m hurdles at the Lincolnshire Track and Field Championships.

Recipient Demi-Jade Forrest is a Kickboxer from Bucknall near Woodhall Spa. Demi-Jade is competing in the WAKO World Championships in Italy later this year. The fund wishes her all the best.

Sophie Collinson is also a Kickboxer and has been selected to represent England at the WKC in Spain this year. We wish her the all the best too.

13 year old runner, Rosie Marshall, received funding for travel, accommodation and equipment costs. Rosie represents Nene Valley Harriers at U15 level.

Lara Dyson

Lara Dyson


12th August

Lindum Under 13's Cricket team successfully qualified for the ECB National Club Championship at Oakham School, Rutland. They are the first team from Lincolnshire to reach the finals and Adams Fund was very proud to sponsor them by providing training tops for the team.

Future rugby star Jack Holmes, received support from the fund that will go towards the cost of travel and equipment as he progresses through the ranks of Newport Gwent Dragons squad. Jack successfully won a place in the under 16s squad this year and will be attending a school linked with the team.                         

Hayley Williams, a talented local swimmer, was awarded a grant that will go towards the cost of transport and coaching fees. Hayley has won 23 golds, one silver plus various plates and cups in the Lincolnshire County Championships including breaking eight new records.

Stephanie Williams, a rising star in hurdles and the high jump has received a donation from the fund that will help towards travelling costs to major events and also the cost of physio.









8th May

Hurdler Julian Adeniran, has received a donation from the fund to help him progress in athletics. Julian hopes to compete at the 2010 Commonwealth Games and of course, the London 2012 Olympics.

St Peter and St Paul School in Lincoln, organised yet another successful cricket tournament involving an impressive 12 local primary schools. The aim of the tournament is to not only encourage youngsters to get active through cricket but to find an Ashes star for 2021 series. The fund is very proud to support such an impressive project. Manor Lees school were the 2010 champions.

Hockey player, Shona McCallin received a donation from the fund to help her maintain her position in the England U18's side and hopefully move into a premier division side in September.

Stephanie Williams

Stephanie Williams

British Sprinter Bernice Wilson, has received a grant that will go towards her ongoing training costs. Currently ranked number 1 in the UK for the 60m sprint with a time of 7.26 seconds, Bernice hopes to compete at the London 2012 Olympics. She is also a member of the 4x100m GB Relay Squad.

Mollie Temple, another talented swimmer from Lincolnshire has received funding which will help towards the cost of her clubs swim camp that she is attending in October. The grant will also go towards the cost of future competition entries.

Lauren West

Lauren West




Julian Adeniran

Julian Adeniran

Photo courtesy of BBC Wales

Lindum Cricket Club

Lindum Cricket Club

 Kieran Tscherniawsky

Henry Beesley

2009 British Riding Club National Open Dressage Champion, Lauren West, has received funding to help consolidate her performance at British Eventing Intermediate Level progressing through to compete at 1* and 2* events by the end of the season.

Discus thrower Kieran Tscherniawsky received a donation to help towards his travel costs and training. Kieran, who has cerebral palsy, has thrown a personal best of 25.97 metres and hopes to compete in the World Championships in 2011.

Tennis Aces Dominic and Henry Beesley have  both received funding which will assist with coaching, travel costs and tournament entry fees. Dominic 14, is aiming to represent the County in the U18 team next February while Henry 12, hopes to reach the finals of grade three competitions and qualify for the main draw of some grade two events.


17th November

Karina Bean, a talented young gymnast, has received funding to help her fund training at Lilleshall and travel to competitions abroad.

Badminton ace Harley Towler, has been awarded funding to help him make strides in becoming a future star of the game. The sixteen year old has played in many national tournaments already and is hoping to enter achieve a world ranking by entering Senior International Tournaments.

10th July 

The Fund has come together with St Peter and St Paul Secondary School in Lincoln to sponsor a cricket tournament that involves local primary schools and aims to find an Ashes Star for 2021. Following the funds involvement the tournament has been named 'The Adam Gibbons Cricket Trophy'. The first tournament was won by Sir Francis Hill School.

Tom Woodcock has been awarded funding to help him continue to progress with his badminton coaching. Tom has competed in competitions all over the country and his coach says he is possibly the most talented player he has coached. He is currently ranked 19th in the country in his age group.

22nd June

Tennis Player, David Scales, has received funding which he will use to help pay for coaching and travel and competition expenses. The talented youngster, who is currently ranked 2 in the county at his age group hopes to become a tennis coach one day.

19th June

Kickboxer Natalie Garside, has been awarded funding to help her pay for equipment and to enable her to carry on competing in competitions. 

30th April

Fourteen year old Callum Willows, has received funding to help pay for costs to compete in the Karate World Championships Osaka, Japan. The event takes places in August 2009 and Callum has an excellent opportunity of finishing in the medals. The youngster who is a brown belt, hopes to become a black belt before he is sixteen.

26th February 

Rugby players Lizzie Kirk, Katie Hopkinson, Hannah Newsome and Paula Smith from Christ's Hospital School were the first to receive funding from Adam's Fund. The girls are to put their funding towards the cost of training, kit fees, match fees and transport as they represent the Midlands East rugby squad.