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