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!
SportsAid has become a partner of the UK’s European Week of Sport to encourage young people to #BeActive through the #MyMiles challenge this September! SportsAid Week 2018 will see the exciting introduction of a dedicated #MyMiles Schools Day, asking pupils to complete a minimum of one mile of exercise before kindly donating £1 to the charity to help the next generation of British sporting heroes.
Student athletes from across England have teamed up to showcase the value of pursuing full-time education alongside performance sport. In a revealing short film commissioned by the Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme (TASS), a range of athletes prove it is possible to thrive within a supported dual-career programme. And the stars of the show speak with passion and pride as they outline their ambitions on and off the field.
Sportsbeat is a creative multimedia agency which acts as an official content provider for many of the biggest names in sport. Since 2012, Sportsbeat, in partnership with SportsAid, has played a key role in telling the stories of young athletes through regional and national newspapers, leading broadcast outlets and online platforms. Sportsbeat also delivers training to up-and-coming sports stars on how to embrace the media.
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.