Alford girl gets donation from MARS Refuel Drink Fund

ROSIE Marshall from Alford is celebrating after receiving a £250 donation from the MARS Refuel Drink Fund.

The 14-year-old first became interested in athletics at the age of seven when a teacher at school noticed her abilities.

She now trains three times each week with the Lincolnshire Athletics Academy at the Princess Royal arena in Boston, and specialises in the 800m.

Rosie was recently placed second at the Birmingham Games and will soon be racing in the Premier League with Nene Valley. She is currently training for the national championships in August.

Rosie said: “I travel nearly 200 miles per week for training and currently rely on my parents to fund me. I often have to stay overnight for competitions and equipment is expensive, so I am really grateful for the award from MARS Refuel.

“With this donation from the MARS Refuel Drink Fund I can continue to improve. This will be a great boost to me as it means I can focus on doing my best and play longer.”

The MARS Refuel Drink Fund was set up to help individuals and clubs play their chosen sport for longer. Applicants for support such as equipment, coaching, pitch time and travel expenses can be made online at www.marsrefuel.com .