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.
Great Britain’s future Olympians and Paralympians are travelling nearly 1,500 miles every month to train and compete, according to SportsAid’s annual athlete survey. The survey highlights the dedication shown by the next generation of athletes as they pursue their sporting ambitions.
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 looking to appoint a Corporate Fundraising & Events Manager to propel its new business development plan and support its exciting growth. You will be a key part of the income generating team, developing new business opportunities and resources to help talented young sports people. You will support the implementation and delivery of SportsAid’s fundraising strategy and take responsibility for the delivery of key events.
Coalville’s Karim Chan believes being nominated for SportsAid’s prestigious One-to-Watch Award will take him to even greater heights in 2020. After retaining his world junior long jump title, the athlete was chosen as one of 10 nominees for the annual One-to-Watch Award, selected from around 1,000 rising British stars supported by SportsAid across more than 60 different sports in 2019.
Bishopbriggs swimmer Katie Shanahan believes being nominated for SportsAid’s prestigious One-to-Watch Award will take her to even greater heights in 2020. After winning half of Britain’s gold medals single-handedly at the European Youth Olympic Festival in July, Katie was chosen as one of 10 nominees for the annual One-to-Watch Award, selected from around 1,000 rising British stars supported by SportsAid.
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
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