Sports Betting Community keeps Olympics Prospects' Dreams Alive
Sports betting community site, OLBG.com, have come to the rescue of GB Olympics hopeful Kelly Sibley.
As reported by the BBC1, Kelly feared that her dream to compete at the London 2012 Olympics would be shattered unless she was able to secure sponsorship, having lost her funding from UK Sport.
The 22-year-old, who has represented England at the Commonwealth Games and is the reigning Ladies’ English National Table Tennis Champion, is, however, now firmly on course to fulfil her ambition of participating at the Games following the intervention of OLBG.com.
Kelly’s plight was heard by a member of the OLBG.com sports betting community site. The member knew that OLBG had helped out a young up-and-coming darts player who was having to sell items such as his PlayStation to fund entrance fees (Matt Edgar), so got in touch with OLBG to see if they could help Kelly.
Not only are OLBG supporting Kelly’s funding, enabling her to continue to train full time at the English Institute of Sport in Sheffield, where other Olympics prospects such as Heptathlete Jessica Ennis train, the online sports betting community are also funding a training trip for Kelly to China.
Richard Moffat, Chief Operating Officer at OLBG.com, commented: ‘After speaking with Kelly we discovered that a training trip to China, where she will be able to train with the world’s best table tennis players, would really help her to be at her best for London 2012. It is disappointing that there isn’t more funding available to help GB Olympics hopefuls such as Kelly, but we are only too pleased to step in and help her to achieve her best, and hopefully play our own small part in helping Team GB have a successful London 2012.’
A delighted Kelly said: ’I'm very grateful to OLBG and that they are willing to support me, especially funding the trip to China for me. This will give me a great opportunity to train with the best in the World and give me a chance to peak at the right time. With OLBG's sponsorship in place I can now focus 100% on my training and strive on doing the best for myself and my country at the Games.
Kelly is available for interviews with media or the press (subject to availability of her Schedule); please contact her via her site, kellysibley.com, to arrange an interview.
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