We can provide you with a shortlist of athlete profiles and tailor these according to your requirements, such as location, sport and gender, if given enough notice.
SportsAid athletes are extremely busy individuals and constantly juggling school and training commitments. Therefore, we would encourage a maximum of four appearances per year.
We encourage all partners to develop their relationship with their athletes and ask that the first introduction is made through SportsAid. Please contact Fiona Mackenzie, our Athlete and Supporter Engagement Manager, if you would like to watch your athlete(s) compete.
We rely on feedback from athletes and aim to provide updates on a regular basis. Please do let us know if there is a particular event you would like athlete profiles or updates for.
SportsAid will initially liaise with the athletes on your behalf due to data protection and their age. Once consent is provided by their parent or guardian we will hand over their details for future communication.
Once an athlete moves on to the next level, they have no obligation to support SportsAid. However, if a relationship has been developed with the partner, we would welcome direct contact being maintained.
This will be viewed on a case-by-case basis. For example, if they withdraw from their sport soon after receiving their award, they will generally return the money and SportsAid will allocate you another athlete. If the athlete suffers an injury, then the money will help towards rehabilitation and will be of increased importance.
If the athlete supported is re-nominated by their NGB (about 60% every year), then they will be offered to the same partner again. If the athlete progresses up to TASS or National Lottery funding (30-35%), they are out of SportsAid’s direct remit and their new financial situation does not justify the charity’s intervention. However, the relationship can carry on in a capacity of ambassador for example. If the athlete drops out, you will be notified and we will suggest a new athlete.