Another 38 SportsAid athletes join Team GB

07 Jun 2012

The British Olympic Association’s announcements on May 30, June 1 and June 6 took the number of athletes in Team GB who have had support from SportsAid during their careers to 114 (out of 180) - with another 38 added among the Olympic rowing, taekwondo, fencing and badminton teams for London 2012.

The 38 athletes who have received SportsAid or TASS awards in their careers are as follows:

Badminton

  • Rajiv Ouseph - SportsAid award in 1999

Taekwondo

  • Martin Stamper - TASS award in 2005
  • Jade Jones - SportsAid award in 2010 from Jaguar Academy of Sport

(Since this article was published, Lutalo Muhammad, who received a SportsAid award in 2011 from Deutsche Bank, was added to the Team GB taewondo squad in a subsequent BOA announcement on June 8 - taking the total number of athletes now listed here to 39).

Fencing

  • Louise Bond-Williams - SportsAid award in 1999
  • James Honeybone - SportsAid award in 2005
  • Richard Kruse - SportsAid award in 2001
  • Corinna Lawrence - SportsAid award in 2006
  • Sophie Williams - SportsAid award in 2010 from Lloyds TSB

Rowing

  • George Nash - SportsAid award in 2006
  • Will Satch - SportsAid award in 2007
  • Tom Ransley - TASS award in 2008
  • Mohamed Sbihi - SportsAid award in 2006
  • Greg Searle - SportsAid award in 1992
  • Alan Campbell - SportsAid award in 1998
  • Bill Lucas - SportsAid award in 2005
  • Charles Cousins - SportsAid award in 2006
  • Helen Glover - TASS award in 2008
  • Heather Stanning - TASS award in 2006
  • Jo Cook - SportsAid award in 2001
  • Jessica Eddie - SportsAid award in 2001
  • Natasha Page - SportsAid award in 2001
  • Louisa Reeve - TASS award in 2006
  • Annabel Vernon - TASS award in 2006
  • Olivia Whitlam - TASS award in 2006
  • Katherine Grainger – SportsAid award
  • Anna Watkins - TASS award in 2011
  • Debbie Flood - SportsAid award
  • Frances Houghton - SportsAid award in 1998
  • Beth Rodford - SportsAid award in 1999
  • Chris Bartley - SportsAid award in 2002
  • Peter Chambers - SportsAid award in 2009 from Asda
  • Rob Williams - SportsAid award in 1995
  • Mark Hunter - SportsAid award in 1996
  • Zac Purchase - TASS award in 2006
  • Katherine Copeland - SportsAid award in 2010 from Lloyds TSB
  • Sophie Hosking - SportsAid award in 2003
  • Richard Chambers – TASS Award in 2005
  • Emily Taylor – TASS Award in 2007

Congratulations to all the athletes and good luck with your final preparations for the Games.

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As SportsAid’s patron, Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge is helping to shine a light on the achievements and potential of young athletes throughout the UK – an inspiring generation who one day hope to represent the nation at the Olympic or Paralympic Games. SportsAid alumnus Sir Chris Hoy welcomed the patronage by saying, “SportsAid played an important role when I was starting out so I know what a huge boost this will be to the young sportsmen and women the charity helps today. As patron Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge will give them the profile they deserve.”

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