Now high-flier Tom gets Futures Programme funding

TomGale2.17m(2)May2016BRISTOL & West AC’s British League high jumper Tom Gale has been included in the 2016-17 British Athletics Futures Programme.

The 17-year-old junior international from Trowbridge (pictured in action for Bristol in the summer) has been rewarded for his outstanding summer in which he soared to top spot in the UK Under 20 Men’s Rankings with a personal best of 2.18m and finished ninth in the World Junior Championships.

“I am just so happy to get the news that I will get funding from the Futures Programme next year,” said Gale.

“I am very appreciative of the help I will be getting from British Athletics. It proves all the hard work is paying off and my efforts are being recognised.

“To be one of just 32 athletes selected from thousands across the country is an incredible feeling.”