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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.

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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.

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.

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.

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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.

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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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Abigail Stones has just become taekwondo junior world champion

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SportsAid athlete Abigail Stones from Liverpool Taekwondo Academy has just become 42kg Junior World Champion. The 2014 Junior World Champ...

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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 workshop with the Duchess of Cambridge

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On 18 October 2013 Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Cambridge joined more than 70 SportsAid athletes past and present, including several...

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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.