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.

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SportsAid Week 2019

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

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.




SportsAid supports athletes from over 60 sports - most of which are Olympic and Paralympic disciplines.



SportsAid helps more than a thousand young talented athletes across the country every year.



SportsAid's partners include local businesses, global brands and charitable trusts.

Latest news

Netball prodigy Funmi Fadoju targeting World Cup and Commonwealth Games success
16 Jul 2019

Funmi Fadoju is hoping to take the netball world by storm after representing the England Roses on an international summer tour. The 16-year-old from Barking was part of the 20-woman England Under-19s side which recently competed in Australia and New Zealand. A place in further England squads could come the way of the talented teenager who is already eyeing up a place in the next Commonwealth Games at Birmingham 2022.

JOB OPPORTUNITY: SportsAid is seeking to recruit a Head of Fundraising
12 Jul 2019

SportsAid is looking to appoint a Head of Fundraising to lead its work in developing new income and resources to help the talented young sports people that the charity supports. Reporting directly to, and working closely with, the charity’s chief executive, as Head of Fundraising you will lead a review and refresh of SportsAid’s fundraising strategy and have responsibility to develop and grow fundraising income from new and existing partners.

Hurdles star Lina Nielsen on 'different mindset' as she targets Tokyo 2020
10 Jul 2019

Enfield hurdler Lina Nielsen believes her more relaxed outlook will pay dividends on the track this season as she bids to qualify for the World Athletics Championships in Doha. The 23-year-old, who grew up in Leytonstone with her twin sister and fellow athlete Laviai, first got into athletics after volunteering to become a kit carrier at the London 2012 Games. She recently found that the 400m hurdles was her true calling.

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 Peaty
SportsAid alumnus




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Sep 2019
Great North Run Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 4QA

Sign up now to secure of our 5 guaranteed SportsAid places in the 2019 Great North Run. This hugely popular event starts in Newcastle upon Tyne and leads you on a 13.1 mile course all the way from the iconic Tyne Bridge, right out towards the coast in South Shields. It is arguably the most iconic half marathons in the world and an event not to be missed!


Aug 2019
Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park London E20 2ST

The Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 follows the route of London 2012's Olympic road race through closed streets of London and the green hills of Surrey.