Backing The Best helping to level the playing field for young talented athletes

14 May 2018

The ground-breaking Backing The Best programme continues to make a huge difference to the next generation of sporting talent as Olympic silver medallist Keri-anne Payne, Team GB weightlifter Zoe Smith and inspirational ironman John McAvoy helped the 2018 cohort develop new skills and provided them with expert mentoring at a special SportsAid workshop hosted earlier this month (3 May).

SportsAid's Athlete of the Month - Reuben Arthur, 21, from London

30 Apr 2018

There was no doubt in Reuben Arthur’s mind that Team England would return from the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games with a gold medal in the men's 4x100m relay. Yet not in his wildest dreams could he imagine standing at the top of the podium himself having run the opening leg in the final. In fact, he didn’t even expect to be stepping foot in Australia until he received a call-up less than a fortnight before the start of the Games.