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 talented young athletes locally....
George Hunter OBE
Winning titles and breaking records have been commonplace for Bishopbriggs swimmer Katie Shanahan – and her remarkable 2019 isn’t over just yet. Katie, 15, was Team GB’s most decorated athlete at the Baku 2019 European Youth Olympic Festival in July, winning half of Britain’s gold medals single-handedly as she claimed a hat-trick of titles in the pool. The City of Glasgow swimmer added three silvers to complete a six-medal haul.
Nothing was going to get in the way of Charlie Aldridge becoming the first British male world champion on a mountain bike – not even a dislocated shoulder. In May last year the 18-year-old suffered the awkward injury and, after several recurrences, required surgery to set things right. Three months out of competition turned the Crieff teenager’s season upside down but come August he was ready to take on the world in Canada.
SportsAid is delighted to reveal the 10 athletes on the shortlist for this year’s One-to-Watch Award. The winner will be announced at the charity’s Celebrate the Next event, sponsored by Royal Bank of Canada, at Sea Containers House in London on Tuesday 19 November. The annual award was launched in 2006 and looks to shine a spotlight on the achievements of Britain’s brightest young sporting prospects.