SportsAid and the Cotswold Athletes Support Scheme (CASS) are working together for the benefit of emerging, talented young sports people. It’s a partnership focussed on helping the right athletes at the right time, in the right way.
SportsAid is a national charity with a mission to ‘encourage, enable and empower the next generation of athletes to achieve their ambitions in sport and life.’ SportsAid was founded in 1976 and has since recognised and helped thousands of British athletes to reach their personal best, many of whom are household names such as Sirs Steve Redgrave, Matthew Pinsent, Chris Hoy and Bradley Wiggins, Dames Katherine Grainger, Kelly Holmes and Sarah Storey and more recently Ellie Simmonds OBE, Christine Ohuruohgu MBE, Dina Asher-Smith, Tom Daley OBE, Adam Peaty OBE and Emma Raducanu MBE.
SportsAid works closely with the various national governing bodies of sport (NGBs), Sport England and UK Sport, to understand the talent pathway environment and direct support and resources to have the greatest impact. Working with the team at CASS, this experience and expertise can help to ensure that local and regional talent can be recognised and supported in the most effective way.
“I’m delighted that SportsAid and CASS are working so closely together for the benefit of young athletes,” said Tim Lawler, chief executive of SportsAid. “Inevitably there are limited resources available each year and it is vital that these are directed as effectively as possible, which is as important for donors and supporters as it is for the beneficiaries. We will work together to ensure this happens.
Fiona Carter, trustee