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 is back for a third consecutive year in 2018! Lots of fun and fundraising to support the next generation of British sports stars from 24-30 September.
The SportsBall 2018 is already in the diary for Thursday 29 November at the Hurlingham Club in west London. Ticket details will be available soon so make sure to keep your eyes peeled!
SportsAid athletes had huge success at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games with 139 medals – 40 gold, 54 silver and 45 bronze - won across 18 sports. The charity’s recipients contributed to 61% of the podium finishes delivered by the Home Nations during 11 days of world-class action. Swimming saw the best return for SportsAid athletes with 25 medals celebrated at the Optus Aquatic Centre.
The final weekend of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games saw SportsAid alumni contribute eight gold, 10 silver and 12 bronze medals for Team England, Team Scotland and Team Northern Ireland. There was great success in the team sports as England won gold in netball, silver in the women’s basketball and two bronze medals in the hockey as well as the rugby sevens. SportsAid alumni have finished the Games with 139 medals.
SportsAid alumni delivered 11 medals on day nine of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games with Niamh Emerson, 18, producing a real highlight by securing bronze in the heptathlon for Team England. Team Scotland’s Grace Reid claimed gold in the diving while Team Wales saw double silver success in rhythmic gymnastics and wrestling through Laura Halford and Kane Charig respectively.
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
Sign up now to secure one of our limited SportsAid places in the 2018 Vitality London 10,000. The Vitality London 10,000 is known as one of the best road races in the UK for its distance. The race starts on The Mall and the course takes in several famous landmarks and finishes in front of Buckingham Palace.
Take on one of the toughest and most rewarding fundraising challenges going. In 2018 join SportsAid's fundraising team at one of several Tough Mudder events around the UK.