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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.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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Final stretch for the 2015 London Marathon runners

Final stretch for the 2015 London Marathon runners

Blog posts   •   Mar 31, 2015 15:43 BST

With only a few more weeks to go until this year's London Marathon, SportsAid runner Michelle Stocks shares her excitement of taking on the challenge for the charity.

SportsAid fundraiser Julie Collins-Powell goes from being a non runner to marathon runner in three years

SportsAid fundraiser Julie Collins-Powell goes from being a non runner to marathon runner in three years

Blog posts   •   Feb 16, 2015 11:25 GMT

Three years ago Julie Collins-Powell was six stone overweight and needing a change. This is her story of how she started running to get in shape and is now training for this year's London Marathon team with SportsAid.

Charlotte Cobb takes on the marathon to give back to SportsAid

Charlotte Cobb takes on the marathon to give back to SportsAid

Blog posts   •   Jan 29, 2015 10:21 GMT

London Marathon runner Charlotte Cobb shares why she has chosen to run the marathon this year and why she's doing it for SportsAid.

SportsAid's Danny Crates talks about his final preparations training for this year's London Marathon

SportsAid's Danny Crates talks about his final preparations training for this year's London Marathon

Blog posts   •   Apr 09, 2014 09:52 BST

After several years of unsuccessful attempts at running the London Marathon in a decent time, or finishing it at all, Paralympic athlete Danny Crates hopes that this year will be different and talks about his last preparation run.

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2014 Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100

2014 Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100

Events   •   Apr 16, 2014 10:39 BST

Created as the Olympic legacy event, the ride will give up to 25,000 riders the chance to ride a 100-mile closed road circuit through London and Surrey, inspired by the 2012 Olympic Road Race. Apply for one of our charity entries. Simply complete our online application form, pay the £20 registration fee and pledge to raise £500 in sponsorship. Register online today following the sign up link.

Aug 10 - Aug 11

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, then follow a route through the capital and into Surrey's stunning country roads, including the famous climbs of Leith and Box Hill, before an iconic finish in central London.

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BMX cyclist Ross Cullen shortlisted for SportsAid's One-to-Watch Award

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BMX cyclist Ross Cullen, 14 from Preston, is one of just ten up-and-coming British athletes chosen from more than 1200 of the UK's bright...

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Footballer Leah Williamson shortlisted for SportsAid's One-to-Watch Award

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Swimmer Layla Black shortlisted for SportsAid's One-to-Watch Award

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Swimmer Layla Black, 15 from Leeds, is one of just ten up-and-coming British athletes chosen from more than 1200 of the UK's brightest pr...

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400m runner Laviai Nielsen shortlisted for SportsAid's One-to-Watch Award

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400m runner Laviai Nielsen, 19 from London, is one of just ten up-and-coming British athletes chosen from more than 1200 of the UK's brig...

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Backing The Best

Backing The Best

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

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Support The Next

Support The Next

What does it take to become one of Britain's next Olympic and Paralympic heroes? Top athletes who have been helped by SportsAid team up w...

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Thirty SportsAid athletes receive vital funding from BNY Mellon and Newton

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SportsAid's SportsBall 2013 with the Duchess of Cambridge

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At her first SportsBall since becoming SportsAid's patron, Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Cambridge met SportsAid athletes and support...

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SportsAid Athlete Survey 2014 - Summary Report

SportsAid’s annual athlete survey, now in its eighth year, has given its most detailed insight yet into where you are likely to find the next generation of British sporting champions and what drives them to train as hard as they do from such a young age.

SportsAid Elton John Concert Poster

SportsAid Elton John Concert Poster

Documents   •   Apr 07, 2014 13:41 BST

Sir Elton John CBE will be giving a live solo performance on 28 June 2014 at the historic Stoke Park in Buckinghamshire this summer to help young Olympic and Paralympic hopefuls who are striving to achieve their sporting ambitions.