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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.

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CORONAVIRUS UPDATE FROM SPORTSAID

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.

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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.

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 young talented athletes across the country every year.

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PARTNERS

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

Latest news

TY LLOYD-SMITH: “FOOTBALL HAS SHOWN LEXI SHE CAN HAVE A BETTER LIFE”
05 Jun 2020

Ty Lloyd-Smith has never been able to do things the easy way. The Peckham-based parent is mother to SportsAid-supported athlete Lexi, who currently represents both Chelsea Women Under-21s and England Women Under-17s - having first been scouted by Arsenal Women at Under-11s level. It’s been a tale of relentless sacrifice and dedication for the pair since Lexi’s emergence, and support from the Backing The Best programme has helped on this journey.

ELTON JOHN SPORTS FUND AND SPORTSAID ANNOUNCE CLASS OF 2020 ATHLETES
04 Jun 2020

The Elton John Sports Fund is supporting 15 of the most talented young British athletes through SportsAid for the seventh year running. The Fund, launched by Sir Elton John’s sports marketing and management agency Rocket Sports in 2014, provides the next generation of sports stars with financial assistance, recognition and personal development opportunities. The athletes being supported by the Fund in 2020 stretch across 10 sporting disciplines.

SUZANNE KNIGHT: “I WANT TO ENABLE MILLIE TO BE THE BEST THAT SHE CAN BE”
03 Jun 2020

Millie and Suzanne Knight have always been a team since the very beginning. Para-skiing star Millie took the sporting world by storm as she powered to two silvers and a bronze at the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Paralympics, as mother Suzanne proudly watched on from the bottom of the South Korean slopes. The hat-trick of medals was just reward after years of sacrifice from the Canterbury-based duo.

SportsAid's support meant so much to me and I’ll always be very grateful for what they’ve done.

Victoria Pendleton
SportsAid alumna

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Help young, unfunded athletes overcome their biggest barrier to success - donate to SportsAid today.

UPCOMING EVENTS

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Oct 2020
Royal Parks Half Marathon Hyde Park London W2 2UH

Sign up now to secure a place in Team SportsAid for The Royal Parks Half in October 2020.

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Oct 2020
Virgin Money London Marathon Royal Observatory Greenwich Park London SE10 8QY

Secure your place in the 2020 Virgin Money London Marathon. SportsAid was the first ever official charity of the London Marathon back in 1984 and it is now one of the world's most famous fundraising events.