We are helping the country’s most talented young athletes to fulfil their potential with financial support, recognition and personal development opportunities. They are local heroes, living on your doorstep, with inspirational stories of dedication, commitment and sacrifice!
The athletes we support will spend over £7,000 each year in meeting the costs of their sport with their family. Without the charity's backing, many of these young prospects would face a tough decision on whether to continue training and competing. You can help them on their journey!
The SportsAid Vault Podcast was recorded live, in-person, for the first time at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games! Anyika Onuora, Clare Cunningham and Lutalo Muhammad joined us at SportsAid House as guests for the final episode of the second series….and there was also a surprise visit from Team England weightlifter Chris Murray - less than 72 hours after he won Commonwealth gold!
SportsAid beneficiaries had huge success at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games with 186 medals - 57 gold, 59 silver and 70 bronze - won across 20 sports. The charity’s recipients contributed to 68% of the podium finishes delivered by the Home Nations during 11 days of world-class action. Track and field saw the best return for SportsAid athletes with 40 medals celebrated at the Alexander Stadium. Swimming was the next most productive sport with 39 podium finishes.
Noah Williams made his Commonwealth Games debut four years ago and the diver recalls exactly what it meant to represent Team England as he prepares to do the same in Birmingham. Noah, now 22, competed for Team GB at the Olympic Games last summer and recently returned his first World Championships medal with silver in the 10m synchro alongside Matty Lee.
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 PeatyOlympic, World, European and Commonwealth gold medallist