SportsAid helps the most promising young British athletes by providing them with financial support, recognition and personal development opportunities during the critical early stages of their careers.
SportsAid Week is back for a third consecutive year in 2018! There's lots of fun and fundraising being planned to support British sports stars of the future when the initiative takes place from 24-30 September.
The #MyMiles challenge returns for SportsAid Week 2018. The social media campaign is encouraging you to keep young talented athletes company as they train and compete throughout the week!
Volleyball stars Javier and Joaquin Bello came through a high-pressure encounter against Hungary at the recent CEV Youth Beach Volleyball Continental Cup Finals to emerge triumphant and secure a fifth-placed finish of major significance. The winners of the play-off were guaranteed a spot at the Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games and the twin brothers are now able to book their flights to Argentina for this October.
Great Britain swimmer Lizzie Simmonds is preparing to break out of her comfort zone as she jumps into the saddle to cycle 100 miles for SportsAid at next month’s Prudential RideLondon. The two-time Olympian is an inexperienced cyclist but has decided to take on the challenge to support young British sporting talent. She will join a team of more than 40 riders set to conquer the route through London and the green hills of Surrey.
University undergraduate. Gymnastics coach. Athlete mentor and motivational speaker. The blank spaces in Kristian Thomas’s congested diary are few and far between but the talented 29-year-old wouldn’t have it any other way. After calling time on his gymnastics career in 2017, the popular captain of Great Britain’s Rio 2016 squad feared too much time on his hands. That the opposite is true is a source of genuine relief.
With the help of SportsAid, I did my thing. I didn’t come from a wealthy family, and there were times when I thought ‘I need a job’ but I stuck to my swimming. Thankfully it did pay off. It's about gambling and making sacrifices. I put a high risk in myself and invested the time in what was going to make the difference to my swimming.
Adam PeatySportsAid alumnus
Sign up now to secure of our 5 guaranteed SportsAid places in the 2017 Great North Run. This hugely popular event starts in Newcastle upon Tyne and leads you on a 13.1 mile course all the way from the iconic Tyne Bridge, right out towards the coast in South Shields. It is arguably the most iconic half marathons in the world and an event not to be missed!
The final Bloomsbury Lunch Club of 2018 with Rayner Essex will be on Friday 2 November. Bloomsbury Lunch Club is held in the Princes Room at BMA House from 12:30pm – 2:30pm, offering an ideal environment for our informal networking event, and providing you with the opportunity to meet with other like-minded business people. Those who have attended our Bloomsbury Lunch Clubs in the past will know how different and enjoyable these networking events are. Admission to the event is free and we encourage you to bring along as many colleagues/contacts/friends as you like. All proceeds raised on the day are donated to SportsAid with the money going directly to support SportsAid athletes. More information to follow including details of how to register for a place at the event.