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 Week saw more fun and fundraising to support Great Britain's brightest sporting prospects...and the introduction of the #MyMiles challenge certainly made its mark!
The annual SportsBall is fast approaching with supporters of SportsAid getting ready to celebrate the achievements of the country's most talented young athletes. You can be there!
Tim Lawler, Chief Executive of SportsAid, has written about the importance of 'adjusting, adapting and pushing on' in the programme for this evening's annual SportsBall. The welcome notes see him talk about how SportsAid is diversifying its approach and the charity's exciting plans for the future. He also emphasises the importance of 'seeing the person, not just the athlete' as the next generation of British sports stars progress.
The anticipation is building for finalists Beth Shriever, Craig Boardman and Holly Dunford as they wait to discover which of their successful sporting years will culminate in receiving SportsAid's prestigious One-to-Watch Award. There were more than 1,000 rising British stars to choose from, all supported by the charity, but one of the trio will be crowned the winner at the annual SportsBall this evening (23 November).
SportsAid’s One-to-Watch Award shortlist has now been reduced to a final three as BMX cyclist Beth Shriever, wheelchair racer Craig Boardman and rower Holly Dunford compete for this year's crown. The winner will be revealed at the charity's annual SportsBall in London next Thursday (23 November) with Beth, Craig and Holly - selected from over 1,000 rising British stars - due to be in attendance for the big announcement.
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
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