TS5C Sponsored Athlete
The flagship fund has already benefited over 130 young athletes from Somerset in a variety of sports. TS5C sponsored athletes have already achieved significant results at both County and National level, and have competed for Team GB in international competitions.

It’s obviously an unusual and scary time for everyone at the moment. Just wanted to give you a little recap because of the dramatic changes to my plans for the future.

I recently went to the British Swimming Championships in Glasgow. I swam well and got 2 bronzes one in the 200 Backstroke and one in the 400 Individual Medley.

Brodie Williams was crowned TS5C’s Young Sports Achiever of the Year Award at this year’s Somerset Activity & Sports Awards.

19 year old Brodie is part of the Millfield School training programme, the same programme that Olympic medallist and World Champion James Guy undertook, and is coached by former international swimmer Euan Dale.

My European Championships campaign started on day three of the swimming meet. It was the 100 backstoke and I was sceeded outside the top 30 swimmers, with the other 3 brits ahead of me, so I only really had my eyes on a PB.

18 year old TS5C sponsored swimmer Brodie William from Millfield, Somerset became the British Senior 200m Backstroke Champion at the British Swimming Championships 2018 in Edinburgh on Saturday in a time of 2:00.29.

TS5C sponsored Brodie Williams continued his impressive season by winning the Men’s 200m IM B Final | 2018 TYR Pro Swim Series in Austin Texas with a new personal best

Follow the race here: https://youtu.be/cphXBBX-KoY

I have spent the last month in Australia training with the Bath squad. It was amazing showing me just how I need to progress with my own training to step up to the next level in my swimming career.

In December I was in Sheffield competing at the English Winter Nationals to try to qualify for the Commonwealth Games England team. 

As you know I was selected to swim for Great Britain at this year’s world Juniors in Indianapolis.

It has been a long summer starting in July with a trip to Chartres to swim at the Open de France.  The weather was stormy and as it was an outdoor swimming pool it was an unusual experience. 

In a glittering ceremony on Friday 16th June at Taunton Rugby Club, ITV’s Somerset correspondent, Ben McGrail, presented awards to the county’s inspirational sporting volunteers and coaches, outstanding athletes and quality clubs at the SASP 2017 Somerset Sports Awards.

The TS5C Outstanding Achievement Award, sponsored by sport’s charity TS5C, was presented to 17 year old swimmer, Brodie Williams.

Our Goal

TS5C's aim is to make a difference to people's lives in Somerset - be it in providing funding for trim trails, disability swimming events, up and coming athletes or community projects like wheelchair basketball.

We exist solely on donations from individuals, businesses and small foundations. If you would like to support our efforts, please contact us directly.