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Sport England launches Backing The Best with SportsAid

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

SportsAid releases final SportsBall tables

SportsAid releases final SportsBall tables

Press Releases   •   Aug 19, 2015 11:48 BST

With a new date and venue this year, SportsAid's SportsBall is proving more popular than ever as the charity gears up for its 40th anniversary in 2016 - with Gold and Black tables already sold out.

Young athletes boosted by new partnership between SportsAid and bounts

Young athletes boosted by new partnership between SportsAid and bounts

Press Releases   •   Aug 19, 2015 11:44 BST

A new partnership between SportsAid and bounts is funding two top young athletes a month to ensure they get the financial support they need. The first two athletes to benefit are tennis players Barney Fitzpatrick and Francesca Jones, both from Yorkshire.

Rugby World Cup winners inspire young athletes from Croydon and Twickenham

Rugby World Cup winners inspire young athletes from Croydon and Twickenham

Press Releases   •   Jul 03, 2015 15:00 BST

Stefan Amokwando from Croydon and Lola Anderson from Twickenham got to meet Rugby World Cup winners Maggie Alfonsi and Natasha Hunt last night after receiving cheques for £1000 to help them achieve their Olympic ambitions.

Sport England TASS needs your vote in the National Lottery Awards

Sport England TASS needs your vote in the National Lottery Awards

Press Releases   •   Jun 24, 2015 09:01 BST

Sport England TASS has been shortlisted ahead of more than 600 projects for this year's National Lottery Awards. Voting opens today and the project, which has helped thousands of aspiring athletes, needs your support to win. To vote, call 0844 836 9693 or visit www.lotterygoodcauses.org.uk/awards.

SportsAid supporters treated to ‘epic’ wheelchair basketball tournament at Copper Box

SportsAid supporters treated to ‘epic’ wheelchair basketball tournament at Copper Box

News   •   Jun 18, 2015 13:29 BST

​Six teams of SportsAid supporters gathered at London’s Copper Box this month for a wheelchair basketball tournament hosted by British Wheelchair Basketball and Paralympians Ann Wild and Ade Adepitan.

Laura Wright and Danny Crates complete first stage of Women’s Tour for SportsAid

Laura Wright and Danny Crates complete first stage of Women’s Tour for SportsAid

News   •   Jun 18, 2015 13:16 BST

​Soprano Laura Wright and former Paralympic champion Danny Crates yesterday completed the 68-mile first stage of the Women’s Tour as part of an ten-strong team of SportsAid fundraisers.

Olympians launch 'unique' SportsBall with stunning fencing display

Olympians launch 'unique' SportsBall with stunning fencing display

Press Releases   •   Jun 18, 2015 12:45 BST

​Olympians Leon Taylor and Mark Hunter took up their swords in London last night to mark the launch of SportsAid's SportsBall 2015 which they described as a 'unique' and 'very special' event in the British sporting calendar.

​Interview and photo opportunities with Laura Wright and Danny Crates before stage one of the Women’s Tour

​Interview and photo opportunities with Laura Wright and Danny Crates before stage one of the Women’s Tour

Press Releases   •   Jun 09, 2015 15:38 BST

On Wednesday 17 June, sporting soprano Laura Wright and Paralympic gold medallist Danny Crates will achieve something that is beyond the wildest dreams of even the most committed cyclists. They will cross the finish line of the Aviva Women’s Tour ahead of the world’s top riders - all for the charity SportsAid.

Olympic athletes urge people to keep London 2012’s spirit alive at SportsAid’s Sport Quiz

Olympic athletes urge people to keep London 2012’s spirit alive at SportsAid’s Sport Quiz

Press Releases   •   Jun 05, 2015 14:30 BST

Double Olympic champion Steve Williams and Olympic bronze medallist Moe Sbihi reflect on the impact of London 2012 by urging people to support the next generation at SportsAid's Sport Quiz 2015 last night. The event was hosted by Karen Pickering and supported by England and Great Britain boxer Viddal Riley, 17 from London, who has been funded by SportsAid this year.

Aspiring athletes benefit from new partnership between SportsAid and CGI

Aspiring athletes benefit from new partnership between SportsAid and CGI

Press Releases   •   May 21, 2015 12:19 BST

​SportsAid has launched a new partnership with CGI to help young, talented athletes to achieve their sporting ambitions. The first nine athletes to benefit are from England, Scotland and Wales and compete in athletics, disability athletics, cycling, swimming, gymnastics and basketball.