Six SportsAid canoeists join Team GB
14 Jun 2012
On June 14 the British Olympic Association announced that nine flat water canoeists would join Team GB to compete at the London 2012 Olympic Games and we are pleased to confirm that six of them have had support from SportsAid.
The announcement takes the total number of SportsAid athletes going to this year’s Olympics to 150 out of the 243 who have been selected so far.
The six Team GB canoeists who have received SportsAid’s support (either in the form of a SportsAid Award or through the Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme, known as TASS, which SportsAid helps to manage) are as follows:
- Edward McKeever – SportsAid Award in 2000
- Liam Heath – SportsAid Award in 2001
- Jonathan Schofield – SportsAid Award in 2001, TASS Award in 2006
- Tim Brabants – SportsAid Award in 1990
- Jessica Walker – SportsAid Award in 2006
- Louisa Sawers – SportsAid Award in 2000
Congratulations to all the athletes – we’re looking forward to seeing you in action.
Photo: Tim Brabants celebrates his gold medal victory in the men's K1 1000m at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on 22 August 2008 (Action Images)
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.”