This November we will be joining SportsAid to launch their West Midlands Talent Fund.
With excitement building around the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham next year, join us for an evening that is set to celebrate the future of sporting talent in the region.
We will be joined by Rebecca Adlington OBE, Olympic and Commonwealth gold medallist and her mother Kay Adlington, the ‘team behind the team’, Commonwealth Game’s men’s 4x100m relay gold medallist, Reuben Arthur and current SportsAid beneficiary and volleyball player Frankie Frize.
We will hear first-hand what it is like to be one of GB’s top athletes, how being a beneficiary of SportsAid creates opportunities, breaks down barriers and helps athletes reach their dreams. We will also look ahead to the positive impact SportsAids new initiative, the West Midlands Talent Fund, will have for the next generation of sporting talent in the region.
Meet our panellists & hosts
"At a young age, committing to sport at a high level can be a real challenge. Not only do you need to believe in yourself but you need support from family, friends and coaches. SportsAid helped me to make this commitment by being an extra vote of confidence outside of this support group. The financial help was hugely appreciated but perhaps more importantly I felt that I had been recognised for my talent and that someone else believed I could make it.”
Rebecca Adlington OBE, Olympic gold medallist & SportsAid alumni
We're proud to support SportsAid
Since 1976, SportsAid has supported tens of thousands of athletes by distributing over £50 million in awards. The charity's extensive alumni stretches across the generations with Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill, Sir Mo Farah, Baroness Grey-Thompson, Dame Sarah Storey, Sir Steve Redgrave, Dame Katherine Grainger, Daley Thompson CBE and Denise Lewis OBE all stand-out names.
SportsAid supports over 1,000 athletes each year – the vast majority aged between 12 to 18. The award they receive acts as a real motivational boost as it is often the first recognition they are given outside of their support network. These athletes are the country’s brightest sporting prospects. They are nominated to SportsAid by the governing bodies of more than 60 sports based on set criteria.
SportsAid: Gateley is hosting this event as a charity supporter of SportsAid and not as a commercial partner to the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games. No such relationship is implied or should be inferred.
COVID-19: This event will only take place if it is within government guidelines and it is safe to do so. We ask that each attendee follows any guidelines requested by both the government and Gateley in order to keep all parties safe.