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SPORTSAID ATHLETE SURVEY 2018/19

Great Britain’s future Olympians and Paralympians are travelling nearly 1,500 miles every month to train and compete, according to SportsAid’s annual athlete survey. The survey highlights the dedication shown by the next generation of athletes as they pursue their sporting ambitions.

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Latest news

SportsAid's Athlete of the Month - Ellie Challis, 15, from Little Clacton
30 Sep 2019

Para swimming prodigy Ellie Challis announced herself on the international stage as she claimed bronze in the S3 50m backstroke at the IPC World Para Swimming Championships. The 15-year-old, who is supported by the Backing The Best programme, competed in a range of classifications - finishing fifth in the SB3 50m breaststroke, eighth in the SM4 150m individual medley and 10th in the SM5 50m butterfly.

HRH The Duchess of Cambridge sends message to celebrate SportsAid Week
27 Sep 2019

Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge has praised the ‘often unrivalled dedication’ shown by talented young athletes and their families in a message celebrating this year’s SportsAid Week. In the message, The Duchess also highlighted ‘the supporters and partners of SportsAid’ for the role they have played in ensuring the athletes can pursue their ambitions. The Duchess became the Patron of SportsAid in 2013.

Travelling 1,500 miles a month....SportsAid athletes bidding to reach the top!
23 Sep 2019

Great Britain’s future Olympians and Paralympians are travelling nearly 1,500 miles every single month to train and compete according to SportsAid’s annual athlete survey. The survey, delivered by Nunki Solutions, a leading partner of the charity, aims to highlight the commitment and dedication shown by the next generation of athletes - and their families - as they look to pursue their sporting ambitions.

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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May 2020
Vitality London 10,000 Green Park London SW1A 2BJ

Sign up now to secure one of our limited SportsAid places in the 2020 Vitality London 10,000. The Vitality London 10,000 is known as one of the best road races in the UK for its distance. The race starts on The Mall and the course takes in several famous landmarks, finishing in front of Buckingham Palace.

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Aug 2020
2020 Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park London E20 2ST

Secure a place in the 2020 Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 - a 100 mile sportive on closed roads around London and Surrey as part of The Mayor of London’s 2020 Prudential RideLondon festival of cycling weekend.