Adam Gibbons Sports Foundation Fund

Welcome to the Adam Gibbons Sports Foundation.

Adam was a wonderful son, brother and friend to many. Everyone knew his love of sport, from football to judo, golf to snooker, Adam played it. So it was decided the best way to remember Adam was to set up a charity to help talented young people in the local area achieve their potential.

As of January 2020, over £90,000 has been donated to help talented young sports people and help local sporting organisations.

The foundation has supported young athletes that have gone on to compete at Olympic and Paralympic Games as well as various World and European Championships. Other successes include a Gold Medal at the Rio Olympics in 2016, World Records being broken and Head Boy Status being achieved at the Royal Ballet School.

Fund Applications

Please only apply if you are aged 11 or over.

Adam’s Foundation receives many applications. This is an opportunity for you to sell yourself so please provide us with as much information as possible.
The trustees may also have limited knowledge on your sport so please take this into consideration when completing the application.

An application form for funding is available below.

All applications can be sent as an attachment to leap@activelincolnshire.com

Application Form

About Adam

Adam in suit

Adam was born on the 14th March 1989 at Lincoln County Hospital. A very popular and respected young man, he lived all his life in Cherry Willingham and attended Reepham Primary School where he spent many happy days before leaving for Cherry Willingham Community School where he was appointed head boy in 2004. A very modest young man, he originally didn’t want to be head boy, though with a little persuasion he decided to go for it and he didn’t regret it one bit.

During his short life he had belonged to Cherry Willingham and Reepham Tennis Club, Cherry Judo Club and played badminton for many years at the school. His passion was football and he spent many years with Cherry Colts in the MidLincs Youth League before going on to play for Welton boys and Scampton Hawks for a year apiece. In 2005, he joined the Lincoln Sunday League with Moorlands Railway and enjoyed two promotions before moving on to Plough Athletic at the end of 2007 where he played his final few football matches.

After Leaving Cherry Willingham Community School in 2005, Adam went on to do a BTEC National Sport and Fitness Diploma at Lincoln College, which he passed with very high grades. After being offered places at several universities, Adam began a three year course in Sport Development and Coaching at Lincoln University in September 2007.

Sadly, on New Years Day 2008 Adam suffered a brain haemorrhage and after spending three days in Lincoln County Hospital, intensive care unit and one day at Nottingham Queens Medical Hospital, he passed away on the 4th January 2008. Adam had been fit and healthy showing no signs of illness and had spent New Years Eve with some of his closest friends having a wonderful time and was extremely happy.

Image Gallery of Adam

Charity Aims

Adan in yellow

The primary aim of the Adam Gibbons Sports Foundation is to keep the memory of Adam alive and to provide a legacy for him.

This is achieved through various fundraising events throughout the year, please see the link below for previous events and contributors.

Fundraising Events for the Charity

All the funds raised by our generous fundraisers goes towards sport in Lincolnshire and East Midlands. We particularly, but not exclusively, make donations to sports men and women under the age of 25 that are competing at a high level in sport.

If you are competing at regional, national or international level and need funding to help with travel, accommodation, training, competition or coaching costs then you may be eligible for our support. In exceptional circumstances, we may provide assistance to those who are in need of support with rehabilitation.

We will also consider applications from sports teams and organisations that are looking to progress as a group, compete at a high level, or look to help get youngsters involved in sporting activity.

For more detailed information on the aims of the Adam Gibbons Sports Foundation, please clink on the ‘Charity Commision’ link here.

Previous Recipients from the Adam Gibbons Sports Foundation