It’s time for London 2017 – the World Para Athletics Championships have arrived!
The World Para Athletics Championships in London have finally arrived! 10 days of action will get underway this evening (14 July) as Great Britain look to follow up on last summer’s track and field success at the Rio 2016 Paralympics Games. Here's a day-by-day competition schedule which highlights when each SportsAid athlete (of which there are 37!) will be competing throughout the Championships.
That figure contains five currently supported SportsAid athletes in Rhys Jones, Jade Jones, Zak Skinner, Martina Barber and James Hamilton. Since the London 2012 Paralympics, a total of 32 athletes have been given help by SportsAid while 31 competed in Rio. You’ll find a day-by-day competition schedule, below, which highlights when each SportsAid athlete will be competing throughout the Championships. Please note – certain final appearances will be subject to progression through the heats.
SportsAid’s One-to-Watch Award shortlist has now been reduced to a final three as BMX cyclist Beth Shriever, wheelchair racer Craig Boardman and rower Holly Dunford compete for this year's crown. The winner will be revealed at the charity's annual SportsBall in London next Thursday (23 November) with Beth, Craig and Holly - selected from over 1,000 rising British stars - due to be in attendance for the big announcement.
Sudbury golf star Lily May Humphreys takes to the course in the wind and rain to achieve her goals and now the 15-year-old’s hard work has been recognised. After a year which saw her win the Girls British Open Amateur Championships and the European Young Masters Championships, Lily has been shortlisted for SportsAid’s prestigious One-to-Watch Award. She has received support from the Suffolk SportsAid Foundation in 2017.
Trustees’ Week is a yearly initiative which provides the perfect opportunity to showcase the incredible contribution that trustees make in supporting and steering the 196,000 registered charities in the UK. SportsAid’s Board of Trustees bring a wide variety of expertise, knowledge and experience to support the charity’s work in helping the next generation of British athletes to reach their sporting potential.