THERE WILL ALWAYS BE A NEXT GENERATION

SportsAid is a charity which enriches the lives of talented young athletes by recognising and nurturing their abilities through and beyond sport.  

WHO WE HELP
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BRINGING YOU CLOSER TO THE ATHLETES

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!

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START MAKING A DIFFERENCE TODAY

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!

WHO WE ARE

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SPORTS

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

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ATHLETES

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

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PARTNERS

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

Latest news

FROM JUNIOR TO SENIOR…EMILY DEFROAND REFLECTS ON HER JOURNEY
26 Nov 2021

Representing your country is often said to be the greatest honour bestowed upon an athlete. But how do you reach that point? And what does it take to make the jump from competing at junior level to the senior stage? Our new feature series, entitled ‘From Junior to Senior’, sees a member of our alumni reflect on this journey! This time in the hotseat is Emily Defroand - former Great Britain and England hockey player and Commonwealth Games bronze medallist.

BEHIND THE SCENES WITH....EXPERIENCED CHEF DE MISSION SARAH WINCKLESS
24 Nov 2021

You often hear athletes mention ‘the Team behind the Team’ in post-competition interviews as they give thanks for the wider support they receive on a day-to-day basis. This may typically refer to coaches, physiotherapists, strength and conditioning experts, performance analysts, family, friends….the list goes on and varies from athlete to athlete. So what does it take for Team Leaders and Chef de Missions to bring the whole operation together from top to bottom for a major Games? This time in the hotseat is Sarah Winckless!

TEAM ENGLAND FUTURES: THE BIG INTERVIEW WITH FRANKIE CARTER-KELLY
22 Nov 2021

Few people are as excited for next year’s Commonwealth Games in Birmingham as Frankie Carter-Kelly. Having joined Commonwealth Games England five years ago, Frankie was responsible for running the team preparation camp ahead of the Gold Coast showpiece in 2018. Between now and then she was the Chef de Mission for the World University Winter Games in Krasnoyarsk, Russia in 2019 but her focus is now firmly back on a home Games next summer.

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
Olympic, World, European and Commonwealth gold medallist