SportsAid Scotland has supported many of the nation's most successful athletes of all time since being founded in 1980. Sir Chris Hoy, Dame Katherine Grainger, Allan Wells MBE, Liz McColgan MBE, David Florence and David Carry are just a few of these stars who benefited from the support of SportsAid Scotland when starting out on their sporting journeys.
SportsAid Scotland, originally know as the Scottish Sports Aid Foundation, has made more than 5,100 individual awards, totalling in excess of £3.1 million. SportsAid Scotland has its own charity number (SC 000468) with over 280 athletes benefiting from its fundraising activities each year. Roddy Mackenzie is the Chief Executive of SportsAid Scotland.
Here is the list of Trustees from SportsAid Scotland who volunteer their time towards supporting young athletes locally....
George Hunter OBE
The third annual SportsAid Week saw another magnificent fundraising effort from the charity’s supporters generate over £55,000 to provide backing to the next generation of British sporting talent. The initiative has now raised close to £150,000 since it first took place in 2016 to mark the charity’s 40th anniversary. Next year’s dates have already been announced for 23-29 September as SportsAid Week.
SportsAid athletes had huge success at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games with 139 medals – 40 gold, 54 silver and 45 bronze - won across 18 sports. The charity’s recipients contributed to 61% of the podium finishes delivered by the Home Nations during 11 days of world-class action. Swimming saw the best return for SportsAid athletes with 25 medals celebrated at the Optus Aquatic Centre.
The Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games get underway today (4 April) with SportsAid recipients set to represent England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, Guernsey, Isle of Man and Jersey. A total of 397 athletes who have received backing from the charity, including 31 current awardees, will be looking to bring home medals for their respective nations and territories as many of them compete at their first ever major championships.