SportsAid helps the next generation of British sports stars by giving them financial support and recognition during the critical early stages of their careers.
SportsAid Week saw more fun and fundraising to support Great Britain's brightest sporting prospects...and the introduction of the #MyMiles challenge certainly made its mark!
The annual SportsBall is fast approaching with supporters of SportsAid getting ready to celebrate the achievements of the country's most talented young athletes. You can be there!
Great Britain’s emerging water polo sensation Connor Carpenter is preparing to make even greater waves in the sport next year after ending 2017 on a high. The 17-year-old, recently crowned men’s water polo’s ‘Emerging Athlete of the Year’ by British Swimming, played an instrumental role in England Under-19s winning the EU Nations competition in Manchester earlier this month. Connor is a current Backing The Best award recipient.
Let’s take you back to the 1976 Olympic Games in Montreal. Great Britain won a total of 13 medals – three gold, five silver and five bronze. The level of interest which surrounds Team GB and the success of the country’s athletes these days wasn’t a familiar picture back then. Media coverage of the Olympics had been limited to a small number of sports while there were grumblings of discontent as Britain finished 13th on the medal table.
Rower Holly Dunford, 18, from Tadworth in Surrey, was named as the winner of SportsAid’s prestigious One-to-Watch Award by five-time Paralympic champion Ellie Simmonds OBE at the charity’s annual SportsBall yesterday evening (23 November). She received the award after a sensational year which saw her win gold for Great Britain at the World Junior Rowing Championships with Zoe Adamson in the women’s double.
With the help of SportsAid, I did my thing. I didn’t come from a wealthy family, and there were times when I thought ‘I need a job’ but I stuck to my swimming. Thankfully it did pay off. It's about gambling and making sacrifices. I put a high risk in myself and invested the time in what was going to make the difference to my swimming.
Adam PeatySportsAid alumnus
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