Olympic hopeful Raissa Vickery benefits from 948 Sports Foundation help

Raissa Vickery with Paul Brewster of the 948 Sports Foundation.

Olympic hopeful Raissa Vickery with Paul Brewster of the 948 Sports Foundation. - Credit: 948 SPORTS FOUNDATION

An Olympic hopeful from St Albans has benefited from support from the 948 Sports Foundation.

Raissa Vickery has high hopes reaching the games in a number of disciplines, with shooting the main one at the moment.

The 14-year-old is now on the British Shooting Pistol Talent Academy, the youngest GB athlete to have elite status. She is also a regular competitor in triathle and biathle, versions of modern pentathlon and is also preparing for British Showjumping events.

Swimming has taken a back set during the lockdowns but she has kept running and stayed positive, with help from the Herts Talent Athlete Program (HTAP) run from the University.

And the foundation, who help eligible St Albans-based clubs as well as athletes, also wanted to provide encouragement towards her training during the difficult lockdown.

Vickery was "honoured to have been chosen" and will use the grant to fund specialist electronic shooting equipment, enabling her to continue to develop her accuracy prior to the restart of competitions.

For more information on the foundation go to www.the948sportsfoundation.com