Patrick Marriott

Patrick Marriott

Sports Award



I am a 20 year old athlete, from Claybrooke Magna, Leicestershire, in the sport of Canoe Slalom, trying to realise my Olympic dream. I am mostly self funding, and the costs of the sport often run to £7000pa, which I cannot afford to cover fully as I am a student with limited income.

In April, the selection trials for the GB U23 team will be held at the Lee Valley White Water Centre in London. The top 3 athletes under 23 years old will be given the opportunity to go to the U23 World & European Championships, which will be held in Ivrea, Italy and Bratislava, Slovakia. I have qualified a place at the selection trials, and hope to make one of the top 3. I am currently ranked 5th U23 and 9th Senior in the UK, and think my aim is achievable.

I am extremely grateful for this award by JHMT as this means the difference between being poorly prepared and very well prepared, likely the difference between making the GB team and not. This will enable me me to pay for more training camps in London, which is where the GB Team selection races will be time on the water is crucial in London as the site is unique in difficulty, and very hard to prepare for.

Simon Taylor, Inspire lead, said: ' We are delighted to make the Award and very much hope it will help towards Patrick's qualification at lee Valley and to even greater things.'



Rawlins Basketball

Posted: 21st Mar, 2018

Change of sport for me yesterday! The Rawlins Basketball team, of which I am a member, won their final last night at the Leicester Arena. It's great to compete on land for a change and our team are great... Read More »


Thank You!

Posted: 18th Feb, 2018

Thank you for accepting my application. The money that I'm going to receive will go towards travel costs, physiotherapists and many more things to help me improve my running.

Using the money for sports... Read More »


Huge thank you!

Posted: 17th Feb, 2018

Very grateful to be accepted and awarded funds from the Joe Humphrey Memorial Trust. I heard about the award from a friend and thought this would be a great opportunity and I was thrilled to hear my application... Read More »