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 has places available for the Virgin Money London Marathon 2019. You can register your interest in running for the charity by completing an online application form.
#MyMiles With is a series aimed at giving YOU an insight into the lives of the next generation of British sporting heroes. This time it’s the turn of Great Britain 110m hurdler Khai Riley-La Borde.
Table tennis prodigy Charlotte Bardsley made an immediate impression on her senior England debut as she helped her country top their European Championships qualification group with a stunning victory over Greece’s Konstantina Paridi. The 16-year-old brushed her more experienced opponent aside in three straight sets to follow up fine wins by Tin-Tin Ho and Maria Tsaptsinos and secure England's passage to the next stage.
SportsAid is seeking to recruit a new Head of Fundraising and an Athlete and Supporter Liaison Officer as the charity looks to further strengthen its support for the next generation of British sports stars. With the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo less than two years away, and the next edition of the Commonwealth Games being on home soil in Birmingham in 2022, it is an interesting and exciting time for the charity.
Boxing sensation Caroline Dubois, 17, has been named as the winner of SportsAid’s prestigious One-to-Watch Award at the charity’s annual SportsBall, sponsored by Royal Bank of Canada, this evening (15 November). She was presented with the award by Greg Rutherford after an outstanding year which saw her win gold at the Youth Olympic Games, the Youth World Championships and the European Youth Continental Championships.
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
The Virgin Money London Marathon is one of the world's most famous fundraisers. SportsAid was the first ever official charity of the London Marathon back in 1984.
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