Robbie Shaw – Track and Field

Robbie has been awarded a grant in the form of a voucher towards kit.

I am writing to inform you why i think i should be eligible for funding,my chosen sport is athletics and my specific event is shot putt I’m 17 years old and new to the sport, I’ve only been doing the sport for around 7-8 months and I am more than happy with what I have achieved.having only done the sport a month or so I went into a county competition where I threw the furthest to win the competition. From then it really went up hill,Geoff Capes got in touch with me and asked me too come along to training, I did he liked what he saw and he was willing to coach me,from then I haven’t looked back, I went from throwing 13m with the 5kg implement when I started with Geoff, to throwing over 17m in training and in warm ups for competitions in the space of 3 months. I medaled at every major championship I went into (English schools, Nationals, UK School games) and this was still my first athletics season ever.