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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Swimmer Holly Hibbott from Southport receives £2,000 SportsAid Award from Elton John

Swimmer Holly Hibbott from Southport receives £2,000 SportsAid Award from Elton John

Press Releases   •   Jul 04, 2014 16:42 BST

Concert inspired by London 2012 raises more than £300,000 to support aspiring British athletes hoping to compete at the Olympic or Paralympic Games. Holly becomes one of the first five SportsAid athletes to benefit from the fund after receiving a £2,000 cheque from Sir Elton John CBE at the event.

Cyclist Fred Wright and sprinter Daryll Neita from London receive £2,000 SportsAid Awards from Elton John

Cyclist Fred Wright and sprinter Daryll Neita from London receive £2,000 SportsAid Awards from Elton John

Press Releases   •   Jul 02, 2014 10:38 BST

Concert inspired by London 2012 raises more than £300,000 to support aspiring British athletes hoping to compete at the Olympic or Paralympic Games. Fred and Daryll are among the first five SportsAid athletes to benefit from the fund after receiving £2,000 cheques from Sir Elton John CBE at the event.

Sprinter James Arnott from Plymouth receives £2,000 SportsAid Award from Elton John

Sprinter James Arnott from Plymouth receives £2,000 SportsAid Award from Elton John

Press Releases   •   Jul 02, 2014 10:34 BST

Concert inspired by London 2012 raises more than £300,000 to support aspiring British athletes hoping to compete at the Olympic or Paralympic Games. James becomes one of the first five SportsAid athletes to benefit from the fund after receiving a £2,000 cheque from Sir Elton John CBE at the event.

Rower Molly Harding from High Wycombe receives £2,000 SportsAid Award from Elton John

Rower Molly Harding from High Wycombe receives £2,000 SportsAid Award from Elton John

Press Releases   •   Jul 02, 2014 10:29 BST

Concert inspired by London 2012 raises more than £300,000 to support aspiring British athletes hoping to compete at the Olympic or Paralympic Games. Molly becomes one of the first five SportsAid athletes to benefit from the fund after receiving a £2,000 cheque from Sir Elton John CBE at the event.

SportsAid launches Elton John Sports Fund to help aspiring Olympic and Paralympic athletes

SportsAid launches Elton John Sports Fund to help aspiring Olympic and Paralympic athletes

Press Releases   •   Jul 02, 2014 10:24 BST

Concert inspired by London 2012 raises more than £300,000 to support aspiring British athletes hoping to compete at the Olympic or Paralympic Games. Sir Elton John CBE presents £2,000 SportsAid Award cheques to the first five athletes to benefit from the fund.

Elton John backs next generation of Olympians and Paralympians with charity concert for SportsAid

Elton John backs next generation of Olympians and Paralympians with charity concert for SportsAid

Press Releases   •   Apr 07, 2014 13:49 BST

SportsAid is very proud to announce that Sir Elton John CBE will be giving a live solo performance at Stoke Park to raise money for to help young Olympic and Paralympic hopefuls. Tickets are still available and available through Ticketmaster.

SportsAid seeks match-funding after announcing £30,000 for aspiring skeleton and bobsleigh athletes

SportsAid seeks match-funding after announcing £30,000 for aspiring skeleton and bobsleigh athletes

Press Releases   •   Feb 28, 2014 16:13 GMT

Olympic champion Amy Williams welcomes new support for young skeleton and bobsleigh athletes. Charity seeks new partners to match-fund its £30,000 commitment to the next generation.