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 returning in 2019 for a fourth consecutive year! Monday 23 September to Sunday 29 September are the confirmed dates. How will you be fundraising? There are so many ways to get involved and the SportsAid team are here to help you plan your activity.
The #MyMiles Challenge is back….and it’s bigger and better than ever! The Challenge is encouraging the British public to undertake physical activity to support talented young athletes in September. Race Nation has provided a simple and easy online platform to join the Challenge.
Financial awards distributed to talented young athletes this year through the ground-breaking Backing The Best programme surpassed £1 million. The initiative, overseen and delivered by SportsAid for Sport England, was launched in 2016 to level the playing field for up-and-coming sports stars who, without critical financial help, would face difficulties progressing through the talent identification system.
Olympic silver and bronze medallist Bryan Steel wants YOU to saddle up and pay tribute to the next generation of British sporting heroes by joining the #MyMiles Challenge. The Challenge, which celebrates the commitment, dedication and sacrifice of talented young sports stars, is encouraging fundraisers to undertake physical activity throughout this month. Bryan has himself committed to completing over 300 miles during SportsAid Week.
With the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games less than a year away – and the importance of workplace well-being on the rise – SportsAid is encouraging companies to celebrate the diversity of Britain’s most talented young athletes by getting active through the #MyMiles Corporate Challenge for National Inclusion Week 2019. National Inclusion Week, which coincides with SportsAid Week this year, takes place from 23-29 September.
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
This September take on Tough Mudder London South as part of SportsAid Week.