If you would like to make a donation to the Foundation, please make a cheque out to
“The Richard J. Wilson Sports Foundation” and send it to:
Richard J. Wilson Sports Foundation,
“The Meades”, Dubside, Wrea Green, Preston, PR4 2WQ
Daniel has sent us this update on his year so far:
“I attended the annual Kendal performance pathway winter training camp for Judo which was a three day camp which focused mainly on sparring (twelve hours over three days in total) and outdoor fitness and endurance training in the open hills and fields of Kendal. The event was attended by many of the Scottish national team and there was over a hundred athletes in attendance. It was a brilliant way to start the year. The next notable moment this year so far was winning gold in the Craven Open Judo championships near Settle, Yorkshire. I was mixed in with players two weightclasses higher than myself due to a lack of participants at my own weightclass, so as the underdog had a mountain to climb. Fortunately I managed to put in a good performance and won this competition for the second year in a row. As always, I'd like to take the time to thank the Richard J Wilson foundation for your contribution to my journey as the funds you provide have helped provide myself with the attire I need to reach my potential. There are many more competitions to take part in this year and I hope to make my national level competition debut later in the year.”
Jake competed at the Unity Games in Nottingham in September 2017.
He won Silver in his own age division, won the division above, then went on to win the run offs, which put him in the Grand Finals.
Even though Jake is only 11 he was in the 12 to 17 year olds.He came second just missing the title to a 17 year old.
Well done Jake. What a fantastic performance.