Goldie gets back on funding track after successful appeal

Goldie Sayers

Goldie Sayers - Credit: Archant

Ely’s Goldie Sayers has been re-instated to the World Class Performance Programme for 2013-14 following a successful appeal.

Sayers, 31, was among a number of high-profile Team GB athletes who were dropped from the programme, which provides thousands of pounds in funding, but this week saw the decision reversed on appeal.

The British javelin record holder can now head into winter training unburdened as she continues her bid to regain her best form.

Sayers will receive Olympic Podium funding.

She said: “I’m delighted my appeal was successful. I was naturally disappointed not to be included first time around but nonetheless I’m even more determined to make 2014 and beyond a success.

“I’m now back on the right path after surgery and back in full training after a successful period of rehab. I am now preparing for the Commonwealth Games and the European Championships next year.”

British Athletics Performance Director Neil Black said: “Goldie presented a very strong case for her inclusion on the World Class Performance Programme.

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“Goldie is an excellent competitor and has applied herself brilliantly to her post-operative recovery from injury.

“British Athletics will provide her with the best treatment and support so she can get back throwing the world class distances we know she is capable of.”