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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 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

STEVE BACKLEY ON JAVELIN, RUBIK'S CUBES AND GOING FROM JUNIOR TO SENIOR
09 Jul 2020

From the moment he first watched a Games as an intrigued and enthusiastic seven-year-old, Steve Backley made it his destiny to become an Olympian. Here, in the first of a two-part feature, the javelin legend reflects on his achievements at junior level - including being team captain at Universiade, dealing with the weight of expectation at such a young age, and making the step up to the senior stage so quickly.

INSIDE MY WORLD: ABDALLAH EISSA ON SQUASH, FAMILY AND HIS ACADEMIC FUTURE
06 Jul 2020

SportsAid is aiming to shine a spotlight on the next generation of household names across Great Britain….your local heroes! Our blog series, entitled ‘Inside My World’, will look to offer you an insight into the lives of the country’s most talented young athletes while also offering them the platform to express themselves to a wider audience. This time....it's AbdAllah Eissa, 14, from Warwick in Warwickshire.

NEKODA SMYTHE-DAVIS: “IT’S IMPORTANT TO WORK ON YOUR MENTAL RESILIENCE”
02 Jul 2020

Judo star Nekoda Smythe-Davis is using her time away from the mat to reflect and have honest conversations as she plots her path towards the Tokyo Olympics next summer. Walsall-based Nekoda is waiting for the green light to signal the return of her sport, with judo still weeks away from resuming given the physical and close-quarter nature of competition. And the 27-year-old feels the lay-off has presented the perfect opportunity to come back stronger.

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

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UPCOMING EVENTS

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

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. Secure your place in the Virgin Money London Marathon 2020.