SportsAid is proud to announce 65% of the athletes selected to represent Team GB at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games have received financial support and recognition from the charity during their careers. That's 237 of the 366 members who were provided with SportsAid awards as they started out on their sporting journeys.
Completing Ironmans, hosting a 'mud and grub' day and putting on a 24 hour spinathon are just a few fundraising activities a Cotswolds-based family run gym has undertaken to support the next generation of British sports stars through SportsAid. Freestyle360, owned and run by Tim and Amy Spittle, began fundraising for SportsAid earlier this year with the charity marking its 40th anniversary in 2016.
Niamh Emerson has developed a healthy habit of making and breaking records. The 17 year old recently returned home from the European Youth Athletics Championships where she amassed 5,919 points to take bronze in the heptathlon, eclipsing the total of 5,815 she produced the month before to set a new British youth record.