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!
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!
SportsAid and the Melton Building Society are excited to be embarking on a new partnership providing talented young athletes in the East Midlands with financial support, recognition and personal development opportunities to help them fulfil their potential. Track and field athlete Kelechi Aguocha, 20, para swimmer Amber Haycock, 13, triathlete Xavi Salcedo, 18, and netball player Millie Van Nierop, 18, are the first beneficiaries of the link-up.
SportsAid is proud to announce that 61% of the athletes selected to represent Team GB at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games have received financial support and recognition from the charity during their careers! That's 242 of the 398 members (including reserves) of Team GB who were provided with SportsAid awards. SportsAid has published a 'Guide to the Games' full of interesting facts and stats about the charity's alumni competing in Tokyo.
The UK's leading sausage roll brand Wall's Pastry is giving consumers the chance to win a handful of money-can’t-buy experiences as part of its new on-pack promotion and exciting partnership with SportsAid. The on-pack promotion recently launched on 14 June and runs through the summer until August, with 50p from every pack sold going towards SportsAid to help support the next generation of British sports stars.
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 PeatyOlympic, World, European and Commonwealth gold medallist