We are delighted to have such a strong and growing relationship with SportsAid. I hope that our support will enable our chosen athletes to raise their profiles and give them the necessary encouragement and belief that they can achieve their goals of becoming international athletes. It's nice for us to recognise their emerging talents.
Steve McGuinnessBluefin Sport
Bluefin Sport is a specialist team at Bluefin Insurance Services which offers insurance solutions and risk management advice to professional and amateur sports clubs, leagues, associations, governing bodies and individual sports professionals and agents. It is an award-winning company with clients whose activities extend to the world of sport.
Bluefin Sport provides young British athletes with financial support and recognition through its partnership with SportsAid. Each athlete receives an annual £1,000 award which contributes towards costs such as travel, accommodation and equipment. This year, Bluefin Sport is helping two up-and-coming sports stars - boxer Ivan Price and high jumper Ada'ora Chigbo.
The relationship between Bluefin Sport and SportsAid began shortly after the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Ryan West, Lauren Brooks, Chris Chapman, Ewan Dyer, Samantha Fuller, Sophie Williams, George Williams, Harry Hewitt and Ellie Park are all previous recipients of SportsAid awards from Bluefin Sport.
In 2013 Bluefin Sport supported 16-year-old swimmer Ryan West, from Gloucester. He achieved several personal bests in that year and in doing so became the fastest S9 category athlete in the country. As a result he progressed up the talent pathway and selected for the British team. He subsequently went on to receive World Class Podium Potential funding, which means the support SportsAid was able to provide through Bluefin Sport achieved its aim.