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 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.
SportsAid's support meant so much to me and I’ll always be very grateful for what they’ve done.
Victoria PendletonSportsAid alumna
Swim Serpentine is a exciting new open water swimming festival taking part in central London and organised by the London Marathon events. Held in the beautiful Serpentine Lake in Hyde Park, participants are challenged to take on a one mile open water swim in the same lake that hosted the London 2012 open water swimming competition.
SportsAid is excited to announce it has been confirmed as the official charity partner of this year’s Champions Tennis at the Royal Albert Hall. The event, taking place from 30 November to 4 December, will help SportsAid bring to a close its 40th anniversary celebrations as tennis legends John McEnroe and Pat Rafter headline the season-finale to the ATP Champions Tour.