Welcome to the Lloyd Cowan BURSARY

Athletes & Coaches
to Succeed

Welcome to the Lloyd Cowan BURSARY

Empowering Athletes & Coaches
to Succeed

Coaches Supported
Athletes Supported
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Lloyd Cowan MBE

Lloyd Cowan was an international athlete before hanging up his spikes to become one of the UK’s most successful coaches. He guided many leading British sprinters, including World, Olympic and Commonwealth 400m champion Christine Ohuruogu; European and Commonwealth 110m hurdles champion Andy Turner; and his son Dwayne Cowan, who was part of the GB & NI bronze medal-winning 4x400m quartet at the 2017 World Championships. Tragically, Lloyd died in January 2021, aged 58, due to complications from COVID-19. 

Our Ambitions

Elevate and Empower

The global tributes that followed Lloyd’s death highlighted his positive impact and influence on so many people. Lloyd was legendary in the sport and known for his success in tirelessly guiding, inspiring, and instilling belief in athletes and coaches to help them achieve their potential.

The Lloyd Cowan Bursary continues Lloyd’s work to advance athletics. The Bursary awards grants annually to qualified coaches and unfunded athletes aged 16-23, for whom cost is a barrier to accessing developmental opportunities in the sport.

Thanks to the generosity of many individuals and organisations, the first recipients received awards in October 2021, just nine months after Lloyd’s death. The Lloyd Cowan Bursary is administered by a group of athletics-loving Trustees who were all friends of Lloyd’s.


We aim to create a legacy reflecting Lloyd Cowan’s lifelong goals to level the playing field by removing barriers that hinder young athletes and coaches from developing their potential.


Our mission is to help coaches access essential equipment, development courses, training and travel opportunities, empowering them to excel.


Our bursary expands options and access for unfunded young athletes to kit, training, competition and travel opportunities, transport and medical care.

Active Lifestyle

Our goal is to promote the health benefits of physical activity at a grassroots level to excite and encourage people of all ages to participate in sport.

Our Partners

Making A Difference