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Eighty-six young athletes get SportsAid's support thanks to GLL Sport Foundation

Eighty-six young athletes get SportsAid's support thanks to GLL Sport Foundation

Press Releases   •   May 06, 2015 11:37 BST

The GLL Sport Foundation is increasing its support for SportsAid this year to help 86 of the UK’s brightest prospects in 39 sports. They include under-22 European champion wheelchair basketball player Jack Perry from Cambridge who says his travel costs would otherwise hold him back this year.

SportsAid supported Matthew Gibson makes track cycling world championship team

SportsAid supported Matthew Gibson makes track cycling world championship team

News   •   Feb 10, 2015 11:43 GMT

Just weeks after winning a bronze medal on his World Cup debut, 2014 SportsAid recipient Matthew Gibson, 18 from Lymm in Cheshire, has been named as one of nine SportsAid athletes who will compete for Great Britain at this month’s track cycling world championships which get underway in Paris on February 18.

Young athletes meet MPs to highlight the challenges they face

Young athletes meet MPs to highlight the challenges they face

Press Releases   •   Jan 30, 2015 16:50 GMT

Twenty-one Olympic and Paralympic hopefuls met MPs and sporting heroes at the House of Commons this week to highlight the huge financial challenges they face in their drive to reach the top of their sport.

Elise Christie wins two European titles in the Netherlands to become overall European champion

Elise Christie wins two European titles in the Netherlands to become overall European champion

News   •   Jan 27, 2015 10:30 GMT

​SportsAid athlete Elise Christie (TASS alumna) won two gold medals at the ISU European Short Track Championships on January 24 to claim the European titles over 500m and 1,500m.

Survey shows where you’ll find the next generation of champions and what drives them to succeed

Survey shows where you’ll find the next generation of champions and what drives them to succeed

Press Releases   •   Dec 18, 2014 16:03 GMT

SportsAid survey offers its most detailed insight yet into where you are likely to find the next generation of British sporting champions. Find out what drives them to train as hard as they do from such a young age.

Nine SportsAid athletes up for BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year Award

Nine SportsAid athletes up for BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year Award

News   •   Dec 09, 2014 16:37 GMT

​Later this week the winner of the BBC’s Young Sports Personality of the Year Award will be announced at the SSE Hydro in Glasgow where nine SportsAid athletes will be eagerly awaiting the result.

David Faulkner joins SportsAid as trustee

David Faulkner joins SportsAid as trustee

News   •   Nov 19, 2014 12:24 GMT

SportsAid is pleased to announce today that former Olympic champion hockey player David Faulkner has joined the charity’s board of trustees.

Double World Champion Emma Wilson selected as SportsAid's November athlete of the month

Double World Champion Emma Wilson selected as SportsAid's November athlete of the month

News   •   Nov 19, 2014 11:30 GMT

It is a remarkable fact in itself that 15-year-old Emma Wilson won windsurfing’s under-17 and under-19 world championship titles in the US in October but when you consider that she did so as one of the event’s youngest competitors, her achievement seems truly exceptional.

Duchess of Cambridge joins SportsAid at workshop for Olympic and Paralympic hopefuls

Duchess of Cambridge joins SportsAid at workshop for Olympic and Paralympic hopefuls

Press Releases   •   Nov 12, 2014 17:18 GMT

The Duchess of Cambridge, Patron of SportsAid, has today joined 30 young athletes at a workshop designed to help them on their journey to the Olympic or Paralympic Games in Tokyo in 2020 or PyeongChang in 2018.

Courtney Tulloch helps Britain to its best-ever world championship finish

Courtney Tulloch helps Britain to its best-ever world championship finish

News   •   Oct 08, 2014 15:51 BST

SportsAid's 'One-to-Watch' 2012, Courtney Tulloch from Romford in Kent, has just helped Great Britain to its best-ever finish at a world gymnastics championships. Back in 2012 he received the award from teammates Kristian Thomas and Max Whitlock who ompeted alongside him at the championships.

Bronze medals for Heatly, Thornton and Kothari at World Junior Diving Championships

Bronze medals for Heatly, Thornton and Kothari at World Junior Diving Championships

News   •   Sep 17, 2014 11:38 BST

Three SportsAid athletes won bronze medals at the World Junior Diving Championships last week in Penza, Russia.

Toby Gold is selected as SportsAid's August athlete of the month

Toby Gold is selected as SportsAid's August athlete of the month

News   •   Aug 20, 2014 09:17 BST

After breaking two 13-year-old European records on his international debut 19-year-old Toby Gold from Thames Ditton is SportsAid's athlete of the month.

Frazer Clacherty wins junior title at national mountain bike championships

Frazer Clacherty wins junior title at national mountain bike championships

News   •   Aug 11, 2014 16:40 BST

SportsAid athlete Frazer Clacherty, 16 from Danby near Whitby, won a close race in July to take the junior title at National Mountain Bike Cross-country Championships in Shropshire.

Five medals for SportsAid athletes at IAAF Junior World Championships

Five medals for SportsAid athletes at IAAF Junior World Championships

News   •   Aug 08, 2014 10:00 BST

There were five medals for SportsAid athletes at the IAAF Junior World Championships in Oregon where Morgan Lake led the charge by winning two golds.

Eight current SportsAid athletes win medals at Glasgow 2014

Eight current SportsAid athletes win medals at Glasgow 2014

News   •   Aug 07, 2014 11:00 BST

The next generation of GB athletes showed huge potential for the future at Glasgow 2014 with eight current recipients of SportsAid Awards winning medals.

Ebonie Jones and Chantelle Reid win European boxing titles

Ebonie Jones and Chantelle Reid win European boxing titles

News   •   Aug 07, 2014 10:00 BST

SportsAid athletes Ebonie Jones (see photo) and Chantelle Reid returned from Italy as European champions in July after winning gold medals at the EUBC Women's Youth and Junior Championships in Assisi.

Tae kwon do athlete Katie Bradley dominates in Reading to win junior and senior gold

Tae kwon do athlete Katie Bradley dominates in Reading to win junior and senior gold

News   •   Aug 06, 2014 16:15 BST

SportsAid athlete Katie Bradley from Plymouth won both the junior and senior titles at the 10th International Open Friendship Taekwondo Championships in Reading on July 26 and 27

Duchess of Cambridge inspires the next generation at SportsAid reception in Glasgow

Duchess of Cambridge inspires the next generation at SportsAid reception in Glasgow

Press Releases   •   Jul 29, 2014 16:02 BST

The Duchess of Cambridge’s work with aspiring athletes was praised by some of the biggest names in British sport today at a SportsAid reception she attended during her visit to the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

Duchess of Cambridge meets SportsAid athletes and mentors at Home Nation reception in Glasgow

Duchess of Cambridge meets SportsAid athletes and mentors at Home Nation reception in Glasgow

Press Releases   •   Jul 29, 2014 11:15 BST

SportsAid's Patron is today meeting some of the rising stars of British sport at a reception hosted by the charity in Glasgow. The young SportsAid athletes will be mentored by Laura Robson, Keri-anne Payne, Aled Davies and Steve Parry.

Laura Robson joins SportsAid as ambassador for young women

Laura Robson joins SportsAid as ambassador for young women

Press Releases   •   Jul 28, 2014 07:00 BST

Laura Robson will support some of Great Britain's most promising young female athletes as a new SportsAid ambassador. The role officially begins tomorrow in Glasgow where she will lead a special mentoring session for aspiring sports women alongside fellow Olympian Keri-anne Payne.