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 delighted to announce that Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) has been confirmed as the official supporting partner for SportsAid Week 2021! This year’s SportsAid Week kicks off today and will see the charity celebrating its 45th anniversary. The #MyMiles Challenge, powered by RBC, is at the forefront of the planned activity with supporters being encouraged to undertake their own physical activity linked to the numbers 45, 450, 4,500 or 45,000.
Rugby kit specialist Canterbury has today (9 September) revealed plans to support seven of the brightest talents in the game through a partnership with SportsAid. The programme will see Canterbury, who recently kitted out The British & Irish Lions for their tour of South Africa, provide players with the vital financial support they need to become the best players they can be. In addition, the deserving players will also receive regular bundles of kit.
SportsAid alumni won 26 gold, 33 silver and 35 bronze medals as they starred for ParalympicsGB at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games! The 94 podium finishes claimed by beneficiaries of the charity's support came across 17 different sports and made up 76% of the country’s medal return. Swimming was the best performing sport for SportsAid alumni with 22 medals, track and road cycling bringing home 17 combined, and 16 coming from athletics.
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