David Aryeetey is 18 years old and a aspiring young athlete from Loughborough. He's one of Leicestershire's up and coming hurdlers, competing in both the 110m hurdles and the 400m hurdles. He has several county medals and titles in both events and after winning the 110m hurdles title for the Midlands last season, was able to earn his first national vest, competing for the England Midlands team at a Welsh International event. He is currently ranked in the top 15 in the country for 60m hurdles and the top 20 for 600m.
David took part in his first national championships at England Age Group Championships, where he clocked personal best of 8.60 in the 60m hurdles.
David said: ' I am applying for this grant in order for it to help further my progression in athletics and in particular 400m hurdles. The Inspire Award will be used to purchase athletics equipment such as running spikes, running trainers and running shorts It would mean a lot if I got this award as it would give me the platform I need to reach my target of making the English Schools final in under 20 mens 400m hurdles
'Simon Taylor, Inspire Awards project lead said:' We are delighted to support David who undoubtedly hasa lot of promise and we are sure his will to succeed will mean we will be seeing a lot more of him .
Posted: 1st Mar, 2019
Thank you to the JHMT for supporting me once again with another grant! This is the 3rd year I've received support from the team and it means a lot! The grant will help massively with my progress this year... Read More »
British Indoor Athletics Championships
Posted: 11th Feb, 2019
Yesterday on 10th February, I competed in my first senior championships at the Indoor Arena in Birmingham.
It was an amazing experience competing against some of the best athletes in the country, hurdlers... Read More »
British Championship qualifier!
Posted: 3rd Feb, 2019
Yesterday, on 2nd February, I competed in my second competition of the season in an open meet at Loughborough University. Once again I ran two rounds in the 60m hurdles.
In the first round, I ran a p.b.... Read More »
Posted: 13th Jan, 2019
Yesterday, on the 12th, I took part in my first indoor competition of the season. I competed in the 60m hurdles at an open meet at Loughborough University; it was my first outing at my new age group, under... Read More »
Posted: 1st Nov, 2018
After a tough summer, my 2019 athletics season is beginning to take form. I received my A level results in August and unfortunately didn't get the grades I was hoping for; due to this I took a break from... Read More »
New Balance ESAA English Schools' Championships
Posted: 16th Jul, 2018
This past weekend, from 12th-14th July, I have been taking part in my final competition as an under 20 age group athlete! It was a big success!
On Thursday 12th July, I travelled down to Birmingham, alongside... Read More »
Posted: 16th Jul, 2018
Throughout June I had several athletics competition whilst undergoing my A level examinations, hence the delay in posting a blog entry.
On the 9th June, it was the Leicestershire and Rutland County Schools... Read More »
Posted: 20th May, 2018
Big thank you to JHMT for giving me this grant it will be a huge help in expenses and will help me and my parents to focus more on my swimming enabling me to train harder and achieve higher
Open Meets at Sheffield
Posted: 16th Apr, 2018
Over the past few weeks, I have competed in two open meets which were both held at Ponds Forge in Sheffield. Over the two galas I swam all of my best events to try to get my best time possible to qualify... Read More »