THERE WILL ALWAYS BE A NEXT GENERATION

SportsAid is a charity which enriches the lives of talented young athletes by recognising and nurturing their abilities through and beyond sport.  

WHO WE HELP
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BRINGING YOU CLOSER TO THE ATHLETES

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!

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START MAKING A DIFFERENCE TODAY

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!

WHO WE ARE

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SPORTS

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

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ATHLETES

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

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PARTNERS

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

Latest news

INSIDE MY WORLD: EVE SMITH-LANG ON WAKEBOARDING AND FAMILY SUPPORT
20 Oct 2020

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 young athletes while also offering them the platform to express themselves to a wider audience. This time....it's Eve Smith-Lang, 15, from Dunbar in East Lothian.

ELLIE SIMPSON ON RACERUNNING AMBITIONS AND SETTING UP HER OWN CHARITY
13 Oct 2020

Ellie Simpson is blazing a trail both on and off the track but will never forget those storied Paralympic Games of London 2012. A wide-eyed Ellie, just 17, was still studying at Brookfield Community School but watched Sophie Christiansen, Dame Sarah Storey and David Weir capture the hearts of the nation during that scintillating summer of sport. And it was seeing her heroes scale the Paralympic heights that first ignited Ellie’s passion for sport.

INSIDE MY WORLD: MWABA MKWASA ON SWIMMING, PARALYMPIC DREAMS AND K-POP
06 Oct 2020

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 young athletes while also offering them the platform to express themselves to a wider audience. This time....it's Mwaba Mkwasa, 14, from Hethersett in Norfolk.

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
Olympic, World, European and Commonwealth gold medallist