Athletes

Testimonies

"Lottery money has given sport in the United Kingdom a fantastic boost, but it can only do so much, that's why the work of SportsAid Scotland is so important in helping youngsters during the early stages of their development.

If you are young, talented, and ambitious, and are just beginning to experience success in your chosen sport then SportsAid Scotland may be able to help you. I know they were a great help to me in my early years and I will always be grateful for their support."

Sir Chris Hoy, six times Olympic Gold medallist and multiple World Champion
 

“As a young gymnast at 5 years old, performing my first cartwheels in the parks and playgrounds, the small spark inside of me was ignited, and I aspired to be the best gymnast that I could be. That spark continued as I moved up the gymnastics ranks, and into the Junior Great Britain Team. 

SportsAid Scotland recognised, and awarded my achievement, and I received a Grant from them which was a great help to myself and my family while progressing as a Junior Internationalist. 

SportsAid Scotland supported me in my journey towards winning the first Gymnastics Commonwealth Gold Medal for Scotland, and helped to keep my spark ignited, and my dreams alive.   

I'm sure they can help yours too!”

 

Steve Frew, Gold Medal Gymnast, Commonwealth Games, Manchester 2002

"SportsAid Scotland provided me with funding which enabled me to take part as a young talented karate fighter in ‘All Styles’ Championships and Competitions, not only out-with Scotland, but also out-with Great Britain. This was vital in my development process and contributed to the success which I have since achieved on the International stage representing our country.

SportsAid Scotland should also be commended and applauded for having their own criteria which they use to fund young athletes from all sports in Scotland. Other funding bodies tend to restrict funding to athletes taking part in sports which formed part of the Olympic & Commonwealth Games programme, at the expense and to the detriment of all other sports.

In view of the forgoing circumstances I am extremely grateful to SportsAid Scotland for providing me with funding as a young emerging karate fighter, which has enabled me to later medal at every prestigious Championship on the World Karate Calendar, in both my own style, namely ‘Wado’, and ‘All Styles’ competitions.

Thank you Scottish Sport Aid" 

Calum Robb, reigning Scottish & British “All Styles” Karate Champion, Scottish, British, & European University Champion, and European & World ‘Wado-Kai’ Champion.

SportsAid’s patron, Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge is helping to shine a light on the achievements and potential of young athletes throughout the UK – inspiring a generation who one day hope to represent the nation at the Olympic or Paralympic Games. SportsAid alumnus Sir Chris Hoy welcomed the patronage by saying, “SportsAid played an important role when I was starting out so I know what a huge boost this will be to the young sportsmen and women the charity helps today. As patron Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge will give them the profile they deserve.”

Contact us:

SportsAid Scotland
Caledonia House
1 Redheughs Rigg

Edinburgh   EH12 9DQ

 

Chief Executive -

Roddy Mackenzie


Tel: 0131 339 3367

Email: sportsaidscotland@gmail.com

 

Or use our on-line contact form.

 

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