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.
SportsAid has outlined its approach towards the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. The charity has a Business Continuity Plan and all staff are now working from home for the foreseeable future. The team remains contactable and the main phone line has been redirected.
Financial barriers pose the main challenge for SportsAid athletes. They receive no funding, other than that from the charity, which means they rely heavily on their parents to cover their training and competition costs. One-off and regular donations can make a real difference.
SportsAid is here to bring YOU closer to the country’s most talented young athletes. Who are they? Where do they come from? What have they achieved? What challenges do they face? What are their long-term ambitions? We are going to offer insight and inspiration from our future sporting heroes as we share their stories through a series of written interviews, features and blog posts - alongside a regular stream of exclusive video content.
SportsAid is aiming to shine a spotlight on the next generation of household names across Great Britain….your local heroes! Our blog series, entitled ‘Inside My World’, will look to offer you an insight into the lives of the country’s most talented young athletes while also offering them the platform to express themselves to a wider audience. First up....it’s taekwondo star Jacob Fairhead, 15, from Farnham in Surrey.
After being likened to USA prodigy Simone Biles at such a young age, Milton Keynes gymnast Naana Oppon is staying grounded as she aims to reach the top of her sport. The 13-year-old tumbler’s potential seems to have no limits as she has already gained traction on a national and world stage so far. Naana managed to gain a silver medal in last year’s World Championships having won her first British title when she was just eight.
SportsAid's support meant so much to me and I’ll always be very grateful for what they’ve done.
Victoria PendletonSportsAid alumna
Sign up now to secure one of our limited SportsAid places in the 2020 Vitality London 10,000. The Vitality London 10,000 is known as one of the best road races in the UK for its distance. The race starts on The Mall and the course takes in several famous landmarks, finishing in front of Buckingham Palace.
Secure a place in the 2020 Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 - a 100 mile sportive on closed roads around London and Surrey as part of The Mayor of London’s 2020 Prudential RideLondon festival of cycling weekend.