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 is back for a third consecutive year in 2018! Lots of fun and fundraising to support the next generation of British sports stars from 24-30 September.
The SportsBall 2018 is already in the diary for Thursday 29 November at the Hurlingham Club in west London. Ticket details will be available soon so make sure to keep your eyes peeled!
Chris Baillieu MBE stepped down as the Chair of SportsAid at the charity’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) earlier today (19 January). His decision brings to an end a six-year tenure in which Chris has overseen many key landmarks in SportsAid’s history. Chris is being succeeded by Mark Lillie, a Technology Consulting Partner at Deloitte UK, who has been involved with SportsAid for more than a decade.
The Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme (TASS) has announced a new partnership with mental health experts Cognacity. More than 500 student-athletes are now benefitting from round the clock access to a national network of psychiatrists, psychologists and counsellors as TASS enhances the existing service it provides to talented sportspeople as they balance the demands of a dual career.
Double junior world champion Tom Pidcock’s incredible year in 2017 has led to him being awarded Great Britain Cycling Team Rider of the Year. The 18-year-old won multiple honours throughout the last 12 months but his stand-out achievements were becoming junior cyclo-cross world champion and the junior road time trial world title holder. Tom, who received SportsAid support in 2015, took 28.72% of the 5,800 votes.
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 one of our limited SportsAid places in the 2018 Vitality London 10,000. The Vitality London 10,000 is known as one of the best road races in the UK for its distance. The race starts on The Mall and the course takes in several famous landmarks and finishes in front of Buckingham Palace.
Take on one of the toughest and most rewarding fundraising challenges going. In 2018 join SportsAid's fundraising team at one of several Tough Mudder events around the UK.