Sports Bursary Profile 

Beth Leighfield, Geography 

Sport: Surfing - Long boarding 

Current level / ranking:

  • 3x British junior champion 2015/16/17
  • 2nd Women’s division English National Surfing Championships 2018
  • 14th Europe

Recent Achievements:

  • 3rd Women’s division 2017
  • 5th Women in Britain 
  • 19th Individually in World Championships (first world championships representing team GB)


  • Qualify the world long board championships and represent GB.
  • Aim to be a good ambassador for the sport.

How has the Sports Bursary encouraged / enabled your progress?

Supporting the financial side to enable me to travel and compete on the European Circuit gaining experience competing against the world’s best longboaders.