SportsAid helps the next generation of British sports stars by giving them financial support and recognition during the critical early stages of their careers.
Kate Waugh confessed to being ‘shocked but relieved that her hard work had paid off’ after claiming silver in the junior women’s race at last week’s ITU World Triathlon Championships in Rotterdam. The second-placed finish helped wrap up an exciting few months for SportsAid athlete Kate, 18, who also enjoyed gold medal success at the ETU Triathlon Junior European Championships back in July in Kitzbuhel.
The London to Paris cycle is becoming an ever popular choice for SportsAid fundraisers. Earlier this month, Ben McLaughlin completed the 347 mile distance across four days - taking in the sights of the beautiful French countryside on the way to iconic monuments such as the Arc de Triomphe and the Eiffel Tower. He opted for the challenge after he was asked by his girlfriend Kat Wieymeyer, a national level Olympic weightlifter, to join her.
Four education institutions are leading the way with supporting talented athletes in education in England, having been accredited by an innovative new Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme (TASS) initiative. The scheme, managed by SportsAid for Sport England, believes that every young person on a talent pathway should have the opportunity to gain qualifications alongside their sporting pursuits.
SportsAid's support meant so much to me and I’ll always be very grateful for what they’ve done.
Victoria PendletonSportsAid alumna
The Virgin Money London Marathon is one of the world's most famous fundraisers. SportsAid was the first ever official charity of the London Marathon back in 1984.