SportsAid helps the next generation of British sports stars by giving them financial support and recognition during the critical early stages of their careers.
Badminton star Holly Newall says 2016 has been the best season of her career so far, after making her senior international debut this month. Holly, 18, was part of the Scotland team during qualification for the European Mixed Team Championships in Slovenia, winning two of her three matches as they fell just short of reaching next year’s finals.
Freestyle skier Justin Taylor-Tipton, national champion at under-16 and open-age level, revealed he ‘wanted to give something back’ to SportsAid as he hosted a Charity Jam to help support fellow young talented athletes. The Charity Jam, run and promoted by Justin, who has received SportsAid awards in 2015 and 2016, raised £1,057.69.
Triathlete Alex Yee, 18, from Brockley in south London, was named as the winner of SportsAid’s prestigious One-to-Watch Award by Olympic legend Mo Farah CBE at the charity’s 40th anniversary SportsBall. Alex said 'it feels amazing' after Mo also praised his times in the track over 5,000m in front of more than 500 guests.
SportsAid's support meant so much to me and I’ll always be very grateful for what they’ve done.
Victoria PendletonSportsAid alumna
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