Preserving the Olympic Legacy has been a key aim since we inherited the former Athletes’ Village. We’re proud to show that East Village has the green space to foster athletics and sport, and are looking forward to continuing to grow this community of renters whilst keeping an emphasis on health and well-being for this generation and the next.
Neil Young, Chief Executive Officer, Get Living London
Get Living London manages more than 1,400 private rental homes in East Village, formerly the Athletes’ Village for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, and brings a unique approach by not charging fees and providing tenancy agreements with built-in flexibility. East Village is set in 67 acres of parkland next to the world-class venues of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park - including the Copper Box, Lee Valley Velodrome and London Aquatics Centre.
Get Living London provides young British athletes with financial support and recognition through its partnership with SportsAid. Each athlete receives an annual £1,000 award which contributes towards costs such as travel, accommodation and equipment. This year, Get Living London is helping 10 up-and-coming sports stars from London and the south east.
Get Living London launched its partnership with SportsAid in 2015 at East Village where the athletes were named the E20 champions. Get Living London have shown their support for SportsAid Week in recent years by promoting the charity and raising money within the neighbourhood by putting on fun fitness activities at East Village's weekly market.
The Bank of Mum and Dad? That’s just the start! Being the parent or guardian of a talented young athlete is so much more. Taxi driver, personal assistant, sports psychologist, lead nutritionist…and that’s under normal circumstances. Their CV would have grown even further in recent times. School teacher, training partner, social media assistant…and their back garden or garage has probably become a gym! They really are the ‘team behind the team’.
SportsAid is here to bring YOU closer to the country’s most talented young athletes. Who are they? Where do they come from? What have they achieved? What challenges do they face? What are their long-term ambitions? We are going to offer insight and inspiration from our future sporting heroes as we share their stories through a series of written interviews, features and blog posts - alongside a regular stream of exclusive video content.
Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge joined SportsAid at the London Stadium last Wednesday (26 February) to champion the parents and guardians of talented young athletes and highlight the important role they play in British sporting success. The Duchess, who has been the Patron of SportsAid since 2013, also delivered a speech to guests where she shared her admiration for the parents and guardians.