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!
So what’s it like being a SportsAid athlete? #MyMiles With is a series aimed at giving YOU an insight into the lives of the next generation of British sporting heroes, and encouraging you to keep them company by taking part in the #MyMiles Challenge during SportsAid Week. This time it’s the turn of Great Britain judoka Summer Shaw (pictured second left wearing gold medal and brown belt) to take you into her world.
Great Britain triathlete Alex Yee is the latest guest to join us on the SportsAid Vault Podcast as he shares stories and insights from his career so far! The podcast, produced by Hogarth Worldwide and Gramercy Park Studios, is primarily targeted at SportsAid athletes, as well as their parents and guardians, but is also a highly informative and entertaining listen for all of the charity’s commercial partners, supporters and fundraisers.
Entain, the leading global sports betting and gaming entertainment group, is supporting 50 of the most talented young British athletes through its continued partnership with SportsAid - now entering its third year. The collaboration forms a keystone in the Entain Foundation’s Pitching In investment programme which is supporting and promoting grassroots initiatives at a time when sporting organisations continue to face unprecedented challenges.
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