What is 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.

What will our support provide?

Our partnership with SportsAid will see 10 athletes receive an annual financial award to contribute towards costs such as travel, accommodation and equipment, as well as access to online workshop support and personal development opportunities.

Meet the 10 incredible young athletes that we're sponsoring

Why are we supporting the next generation of athletes?

Not only do we advise clients across an extensive range of sports, but we also place a great emphasis on helping our own people succeed with their physical and mental well-being. This partnership aligns with our ‘Gateley Team Spirit’, as we support our people to bring the best of themselves to work and also our Thrive programme, which helps our people in terms of their physical and mental well-being. 

How did our athletes respond to the challenge of lockdown in 2020?

The national lockdown has affected how and where the athletes were able to train, meaning they have had to adapt and be creative when training at home.

Watch the video to find out how the athletes have remained focused, resilient and committed to their schedules, ensuring they are ready to be at their best when they’re able to compete again.

SportsAid Vault Podcast

Listen to SportsAids' new podcast series where they offer insight, inspiration and advice to the country’s most talented young athletes! Each month, a special guest will open up their own ‘personal vault’ as they reveal the secrets to their success and how their age-group level achievements led to them making their mark in the senior ranks.

The series will be Co-hosted by Tom Gayle, BBC sports presenter, commentator and reporter, and Dominic Mensah, current Great Britain tumbling sensation.

Listen now and find out more about SportsAid and the athletes the charity supports.

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