Sport England launches Backing The Best with SportsAid

Press releases   •   Nov 10, 2015 10:16 GMT

​Sport England has announced a ground-breaking new initiative with SportsAid today to help talented young athletes facing the greatest financial pressure.

How will you Support The Next?

News   •   Nov 06, 2015 14:47 GMT

​Olympic and Paralympic heroes Tom Daley, Katherine Grainger, Rebecca Adlington, Sarah Storey, Ellie Simmonds and Ade Adepitan are urging the British public and businesses across the country to show their support for the future of British sport in SportsAid’s new Support the Next film.

Emma Wilson wins SportsAid’s One-to-Watch Award at the charity’s SportsBall in London

Press releases   •   Nov 05, 2015 23:00 GMT

A 16-year-old windsurfer from Christchurch in Dorset has beaten 1,200 of the UK's best young athletes from more than 60 sports to become SportsAid's One-to-Watch Award winner at the charity's SportsBall. The award was presented by Sir Steven Redgrave at a glittering ceremony in London in front of 650 SportsAid supporters. Former recipients include Tom Daley, Jodie Williams and Hollie Arnold.

SportsAid announces 2015 One-to-Watch Award shortlist

Press releases   •   Oct 20, 2015 11:35 BST

Ten of Britain's best young athletes have been shortlisted for SportsAid's prestigious One-to-Watch Award which has previously gone to diver Tom Daley, sprinter Jodie Williams, skeet shooter Amber Hill and gymnast Courtney Tulloch.

Broadcaster Hayley McQueen becomes SportsAid ambassador to help young athletes

Press releases   •   Oct 08, 2015 13:00 BST

​TV presenter Hayley McQueen is helping to uncover what it takes for young athletes to become Olympic or Paralympic hopefuls as a new ambassador for SportsAid.

Sports stars inspire winners of tomorrow at MyLotto24 workshop with SportsAid

News   •   Sep 30, 2015 16:43 BST

Paralympic legend Tanni Grey-Thompson and Olympic diver Leon Taylor joined 20 of ​Britain's brightest sporting prospects at the Oval this week for a SportsAid workshop to help them on the journey to success.

Swinton swimming star Katie Matts 'training hard' after breakthrough year

News   •   Sep 16, 2015 18:01 BST

​SportsAid's athlete of the month Katie Matts, 17 from Swinton, thinks this could be her breakthrough year after surprising everyone in August by winning two bronze medals at the FINA World Junior Swimming Championships.

Zhong An Holdings sponsors SportsAid’s SportsBall

Press releases   •   Sep 16, 2015 11:15 BST

​SportsAid’s plans for a spectacular SportsBall in London on November 5 received a welcome boost today after it was confirmed that Zhong An Holdings will be a top-tier ‘Presenting Partner’ of the prestigious charity event.

Moe Sbihi braced for ‘cut-throat’ Rio qualifier on Sunday

News   •   Sep 04, 2015 15:25 BST

​Olympic rower Moe Sbihi admits the pressure will be on as he lines up against the world’s best crews in the world championship final on Sunday.

Eversheds sponsors SportsBall for two more years

Press releases   •   Aug 20, 2015 13:45 BST

​Eversheds has confirmed another two years of sponsorship for SportsAid’s SportsBall as a top-tier ‘Presenting Partner’ of the prestigious charity event which supports the next generation of British athletes.

About SportsAid

Proudly supporting the next generation

SportsAid supports the next generation of British Olympians, Paralympians and world champions. Established in 1976, the charity celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2016. Its patron is Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge.

SportsAid athletes receive no other funding and are heavily reliant on their parents for support – not just financial but also for their transport, kit, nutrition, you name it! The really amazing thing about this is that many are already representing Great Britain and if they can continue doing so, are likely to become our future Olympic and Paralympic champions.

At London 2012, almost two-thirds of the British team were former – and in a few cases current – recipients of SportsAid’s support, winning 20 Olympic and 27 Paralympic gold medals between them. It was a similar story at Glasgow 2014 where more than 460 SportsAid athletes were in action. SportsAid funds these athletes entirely through donations and in 2014 gave awards of around £1,000 to more than 1,400 young people throughout the UK. But it can only continue doing so with your support.

Some of the best known former SportsAid recipients are Sir Chris Hoy, David Weir CBE, Mo Farah CBE, Dame Sarah Storey, Jessica Ennis-Hill CBE, Ellie Simmonds OBE, Sir Bradley Wiggins, Baroness Grey-Thompson DBE, Sir Ben Ainslie, Jonnie Peacock MBE, Tom Daley, Ade Adepitan MBE and Sir Steve Redgrave.


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