We are helping the country’s most talented young athletes to fulfil their potential with financial support, recognition and personal development opportunities. They are local heroes, living on your doorstep, with inspirational stories of dedication, commitment and sacrifice!
The athletes we support will spend over £7,000 each year in meeting the costs of their sport with their family. Without the charity's backing, many of these young prospects would face a tough decision on whether to continue training and competing. You can help them on their journey!
SportsAid is aiming to shine a spotlight on the next generation of household names across Great Britain….your local heroes! Our blog series, entitled ‘Inside My World’, will look to offer you an insight into the lives of the country’s most talented athletes while also offering them the platform to express themselves to a wider audience. This time....it's Claire Stancliffe, 32, from Wellingborough in Northamptonshire. She is a footballer who represents the England and Great Britain deaf teams.
Royal Bank of Canada (RBC), one of the largest banks in the world, is a loyal and long-standing supporter of SportsAid. This year's SportsAid Week has seen the charity celebrating its 45th anniversary with RBC recently confirmed as the official supporting partner. To mark this occasion, we caught up with Dave Thomas – CEO, RBC Europe – to talk about how the partnership with SportsAid has evolved over time, reflect on the impact of the pandemic on the sporting calendar, and look forward to Birmingham 2022!
The Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games produced so many top-level performances and outstanding medal successes for Great Britain to celebrate….it’s hard to know where to start! We felt it was time for another special edition of the SportsAid Vault Podcast which reflects on the Paralympics and gives you the inside track on the Games in Tokyo. In this episode, we are joined by Alasdair Donaldson, the Paralympic Talent and Development Manager at British Triathlon, and Fabienne Andre, ParalympicsGB's T34 wheelchair racing sensation.
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 PeatyOlympic, World, European and Commonwealth gold medallist