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

PAYING TRIBUTE TO PAUL ZETTER CBE – A FOUNDING FATHER OF SPORTSAID
19 May 2022

When Paul Zetter became one of SportsAid’s founding fathers ahead of the Montreal 1976 Olympic Games, he could not have imagined the impact it would go on to have. Launched as part of a plan involving Denis Howell, the UK’s first Sports Minister, the Sports Aid Foundation was created to provide appropriate funding to allow the country's top athletes to compete against usually better-resourced overseas rivals.

FROM JUNIOR TO SENIOR….KRISTIAN THOMAS REFLECTS ON HIS JOURNEY
17 May 2022

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 Kristian Thomas - an Olympic, world, European and Commonwealth Games medallist.

WHAT TEAM ENGLAND MEANS TO ME: KERI-ANNE PAYNE SHARES HER MEMORIES
12 May 2022

It’s been 16 years since Keri-anne Payne made her Commonwealth Games debut and the swimmer still holds incredibly fond memories of representing Team England at the event on two occasions. Keri-anne was still a teenager when she headed to Melbourne in 2006 and once again returned to the Commonwealth Games in Delhi in 2010 - winning bronze in the 400m medley two years after claiming Olympic silver in the 10km open water event.

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