SportsAid helps the most promising young British athletes by providing them with financial support, recognition and personal development opportunities during the critical early stages of their careers.

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SportsAid Week 2019

SportsAid Week is returning in 2019 for a fourth consecutive year! Monday 23 September to Sunday 29 September are the confirmed dates. How will you be fundraising? There are so many ways to get involved and the SportsAid team are here to help you plan your activity.


The #MyMiles Challenge

The #MyMiles Challenge is back….and it’s bigger and better than ever! The Challenge is encouraging the British public to undertake physical activity to support talented young athletes in September. Race Nation has provided a simple and easy online platform to join the Challenge.




SportsAid supports athletes from over 60 sports - most of which are Olympic and Paralympic disciplines.



SportsAid helps more than a thousand young talented athletes across the country every year.



SportsAid's partners include local businesses, global brands and charitable trusts.

Latest news

SportsAid recruiting new members for Board of Trustees to support next generation
14 Aug 2019

SportsAid is seeking new trustees to lead on and develop the charity’s work helping the next generation of British sporting talent. This is an exciting role directly connected to the purpose and passion of the charity’s work and a rare opportunity to join a committed and driven team. It will require a passion to help young people, a keen interest in sport, a good understanding of the charity sector and strong interpersonal skills.

SportsAid’s Athlete of the Month – Ross Cullen, 18, from Preston
30 Jul 2019

BMX cyclist Ross Cullen will quite rightly tell you that you can’t keep a good man down. The 18-year-old made the decision to take a three-week break from competing after a series of big crashes at the start of the season had threatened to stop him in his tracks. The time off allowed him to focus on training, as he recovered both physically and mentally, and his comeback recently saw him crowned European Junior BMX champion.

T20 middle-distance runner Prince Reid on sport, life and gaining independence
26 Jul 2019

Croydon runner Prince Reid has never minded taking a little bit more time to get to the top. Living with autism, the 18-year-old is no stranger to overcoming adversity with learning disabilities and difficulties threatening to derail a career in athletics, a sport in which he has plenty of passion. But having worked his way up to eventually cross the line in first place, the T20 middle-distance runner is now looking up with ambitions aplenty.

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 Peaty
SportsAid alumnus




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Oct 2019
Royal Parks Half Marathon Hyde Park London W2 2UH

Sign up now to secure a place in Team SportsAid for The Royal Parks Half this October.


Sep 2019
Great North Run Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 4QA

Sign up now to secure of our 5 guaranteed SportsAid places in the 2019 Great North Run. This hugely popular event starts in Newcastle upon Tyne and leads you on a 13.1 mile course all the way from the iconic Tyne Bridge, right out towards the coast in South Shields. It is arguably the most iconic half marathons in the world and an event not to be missed!