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 looking to appoint a Head of Fundraising to lead its work in developing new income and resources to help the talented young sports people that the charity supports. Reporting directly to, and working closely with, the charity’s chief executive, as Head of Fundraising you will lead a review and refresh of SportsAid’s fundraising strategy and have responsibility to develop and grow fundraising income from new and existing partners.
Enfield hurdler Lina Nielsen believes her more relaxed outlook will pay dividends on the track this season as she bids to qualify for the World Athletics Championships in Doha. The 23-year-old, who grew up in Leytonstone with her twin sister and fellow athlete Laviai, first got into athletics after volunteering to become a kit carrier at the London 2012 Games. She recently found that the 400m hurdles was her true calling.
Essex cricketer Mady Villiers has vowed to keep knocking on the door of the England selectors with her performances for her county. The 20-year-old from Brentwood was named in the England Women Academy intake at the end of last year after impressing in the Kia Super League for her side Surrey Stars. Her impressive performances included taking three wickets in the final against Loughborough Lightning as they lifted the title.
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 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!
The Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 follows the route of London 2012's Olympic road race through closed streets of London and the green hills of Surrey.