Our Athletes

We are very proud of our athletes.  Read about their achievements and why we support them here:

Sophie Kamlish

Athletics

            Sophie Kamlish is an outstanding para-athlete who currently competes in the 100m and 200m track events.

  • British record holder 100m
  • 2nd in the International German Championships (IPC Grand Prix)
  • 1st in The IPC Athletics Grand Prix Final was held in Birmingham
  • 2nd in 200m at IPC Athletics World Championships in Lyon

Ellena Jones

Swimming

Ellena Jones is a long term beneficiary to the Foundation and has demonstrated huge potential by being ranked number 1 in GB in her age group. Ellena is 19 years old, lives in Swansea and swims for the City of Swansea, as well as for her county, her country and more recently for Wales in the Commonwealth Games and GB in the Youth Olympics. Here she won an incredible gold, silver and bronze medal. Like all of our athletes, Ellena requires funding for the huge cost in being transported to events and paying for accomodation.  Ellena was selected to  run with the Olympic torch for London 2012, having been selected due to her excellent achievements so far, one of which includes winning the Young Welsh Sports Personality of the Year.

Liam Lloyd

Triathlon

Liam Lloyd continued with a fantastic season after winning the British Elite Triathlon Championships in July 2015. He went on to be 3rdin the Elite Super Series and win the Castle Series event. Liam is looking to break into the international field by qualifying for a World Cup event in 2016. He is juggling his training with his studies at Leeds University and is very much a self-funded athlete.

Chris Perham

Triathlon

Chris Perham continued with his strong season, coming 15th in the U23’s European Triathlon Championships 2015 and some other great placings such as 1st in a French Grand Prix event and 3rd in the British University Championships. Previously he won the British Senior super sprint series in Blenheim Palace. He also gained a silver medal in the U23’s European Mixed relay championships in Spain in 2014. Chris is studying in his 3rd year at Loughborough University and has podium places in the World Championships firmly in his sights for this year as well as Olympic selection for 2020.

Past HSF supported athletes:

Non Stanford

Triathlon The Hughes Sport Foundation was proud to have sponsored Non Stanford, a 24 year old triathlete from Swansea, for four years, seeing her rise through the ranks from Junior to Senior World Champion 2013. HSF started supporting Non after her first ever season in triathlon in 2009 where she showed that she had significant potential to go on and meet her goals. She did not receive funding at this time, and top class sport requires great expense. Non’s background is having represented Wales in gymnastics, swimming and a variety of track distances, and Great Britain at both the 2005 European Youth Olympics in Italy and the 2006 World Cross Country Championships in Japan.  Her full sporting CV is too great to list here, but her hugely successful past seasons in triathlon  includes the following results:

  • World Triathlon Champion!
  • 1st – 2013 ITU World Championships Senior
  • 1st- 2012 ITU World Championships U23’s
  • 1st – 2012 ITU Triathlon mixed Relay
  • BUCS Duathlon – 1st Women
  • BUCS Sprint Triathlon – 3rd Women
  • Mazda Blenheim Sprint Trithlon – 2nd Elite Women
  • Nokia Windsor Triathlon – 3rd Elite Women
  • ITU Triathlon Premium European Cup, Poland – 11th Elite Women
  • British Triathlon Super Series – 2nd Elite Women
  • Represented GB in the World Duathlon Championships, North Carolina

Ben Levart

Swimming Ben is a 14 year old swimmer from Chalfont St-Giles, Bucks. He has proven himself on a county, regional and national level. Ben trains six days a week with Amersham Swimming Club and requires further financial assistance for entry and accommodation at the National Championships and for performance costumes. The HSF is pleased to support a local athlete and wishes him all the best in his strive for success.

  • Bucks and South Berks Overall Age Group County Champion (2008-2010)
  • South East England Regional Age Group Champion (2009-2010)
  • British National Age Group Champion (2010, 800m freestyle)
  • Member of English National Talent Squad
  • Junior Boys Captain for English Schools Swimming Association Region (2010)
  • 37 Amersham Swimming Club Records and 2 South East Region records

Ben’s medium term aim is to gain selection for the British Junior team and his long term aim is to compete for Team GB in the 2016 Olympics.

Oliver Mottram

Golf Oliver is a young golfer from Caldicot, South Wales.  He is a dedicated and enthusiastic individual who has shown great promise by delivering some excellent results on both Junior and Senior levels. To enable him to continue to progress, Oliver requires further financial assistance towards coaching, equipment and competitions. The Hughes Sport Foundation was pleased to support Oliver and his aim to achieve his goals in the 2012 season! Having played golf since the age of 8, Oliver was accepted into the Welsh Golf Coaching Squad in 2008.  He is currently ranked 1st in Gwent Junior rankings and Gwent Divsion 1 Order of Merit and his achievements to date include:

  • Selection on the Men’s Welsh Tier 1 Squad (1 of 4 men to be selected)
  • Representing Wales at U16 and U18 level
  • ranked 5th in the order of merit

Oliver has now achieved his short term goals of making the U16 and U18 Welsh Boys team, and to be ranked in the top 5 Junior’s in Wales. Longer term he would like to play in the Jacque Leglise Trophy and the Walker Cup. At the age of 20 he would like to get his European Tour card.   David Hill Swimming The Hughes Sport Foundation was pleased to have supported a 24 year old disabled swimmer named David Hill, in his ambition to compete in the 2012 Paralympics Games in London. David has recently taken the decision to focus on swimming full-time. Our grant will enable him to focus more on his sporting goals. David was born with a disability, he is missing his left hand and arm below the elbow and therefore competes in S9 SB9 classification. He was successful early on in his career being the youngest British athlete at the 2004 Paralympics. In the last 12 months he has returned to top form and is currently ranked No3 in the world for 100M SC Backstroke. His achievements include:

  • World rankings Short course – 100M Back 3rd, 200M IM 6th, 100M Free 10th, 100M fly 7th
  • World rankings Long course – 100M Back 5th, 200M 13th, 100M free 31st, 100M fly 22nd
  • British record holder for 50M Back LC/SC, 100M Back SC, 200M Back SC/LC & 400M IM
  • European record holder – 50M Back LC, 200M Back SC/LC
  • Represented Great Britain at 2004 Paralympic Games Athens – placed 8th Indvidually
  • Represented Great Britain in Paralympic World Cup 2005-08
  • Won Bronze in 100M Back European Disability Championships, Reykjavik 2009
  • Bronze medals in 100M Back & 39 Point Relay at World SC Disability Championships, Rio De Janerio