SportsAid helps the next generation of British sports stars by giving them financial support and recognition during the critical early stages of their careers.
SportsAid alumnus Toby Gold, 21, is blogging for the charity in the build-up to the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games where he hopes to be selected to represent ParalympicsGB. Toby’s second instalment focuses on the inspiration provided by the London 2012 Paralympic Games and how he started in wheelchair racing.
20 SportsAid athletes have been selected by the British Olympic Association (BOA) and their sport's national governing bodies to travel out to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games as part of the Ambition Programme. The Ambition Programme provides young talented athletes with the opportunity to experience the Olympic environment.
Jess Turner, like many other athletes, has faced the challenge of balancing her sporting ambitions with studying at university. Having just finished the final year of her sports science degree at Loughborough University, the 400m hurdler is now in a position to turn her full attention to her athletics career and has had a flying start to the outdoor season.
SportsAid's support meant so much to me and I’ll always be very grateful for what they’ve done.
Victoria PendletonSportsAid alumna
The Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 follows the route of London 2012's Olympic road race through closed streets of London and the green hills of Surrey.
Swim Serpentine is a exciting new open water swimming festival taking part in central London and organised by the London Marathon events. Held in the beautiful Serpentine Lake in Hyde Park, participants are challenged to take on a one mile open water swim in the same lake that hosted the London 2012 open water swimming competition.