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British Canoeing Athletes Recognised by SportsAid

British Canoeing are delighted to announce that so far 19 athletes have been recognised by SportsAid and have received a grant to support their development.

SportsAid Week is taking place this week; 24th - 30th SeptemberSportsAid Week is a fundraising drive designed to support the country’s brightest sporting prospects as they strive to represent Team GB and Paralympics GB at future Olympic and Paralympic Games.

SportsAid is a charity that helps young sports people overcome the financial challenges they face in their bid to become Britain’s next generation of sporting heroes. The charity raises donations from partner organisations and then distributes these funds to aspirant athletes in the region of the donor.

SportsAid is a great funding source for athletes on our England Talent Programme. British Canoeing would like to thank SportsAid and the partner organisations who have funded our athletes this year, this financial assistance will assist athletes with essential training costs such as equipment, competition costs and travel cost.

You can offer your support during #SportsAidWeek 2018 by completing in their #MyMiles Challenge during the week. All you need to do is:

  • Physically cover a distance of your choice (one mile minimum) via any form of exercise (if it's not easy to record the distance of your activity - 20 minutes = one mile) 
  • Post a video or photo on social media upon completion - include the distance you've covered, tag SportsAid (@TeamSportsAid) and British Canoeing (@BritishCanoeing) and use the hastags #MyMiles and #SportsAidWeek2018. British Canoeing will retweet your post. 
  • Don't forget to nominate a friend, family member or colleague to continue the chain - make sure to remind them to donate upon completion!
  • Finish by texting 'WEEK40 £2' to 70070 to help Britain's brightest sporting prospects during the critical early stages of their careers

More information can be found on the mymiles section of the SportsAid website.

The athletes who have received grants so far are: 

  • Daisy Cooil, who received a Backing The Best award from SportsAid 
  • Renee Myburgh, who received a Backing The Best award from SportsAid
  • Kurts Adams Rozentals from The Thompson Trust
  • Jake Brown from Scarborough ‘95 Sports Trust
  • Zoe Clark from The Girdlers’ Company Charitable Trust
  • Enya Dale from SportSAid
  • Ross Dixon from the Mayor of London
  • Florence Duffield from ICAP
  • Alex Greaves from The Thompson Trust
  • Ben Haylett from myLotto24
  • Kate Hipkins from The Thompson Trust
  • Fred Kemp from Royal Bank of Canada
  • Andras Kereszturi from ICAP
  • Sam Maingay from The Nottingham Building Society
  • Ellis Miller from The Thompson Trust
  • Edward Nightingale from The Thompson Trust
  • Freya Peters from the Mayor of London
  • Nikita Setchell from The Nottingham Building Society
  • Phoebe Spicer from The Thompson Trust

British Canoeing would like to pass on our sincere thanks of the continued support received from SportAid and the companies who have made donations which have enabled our athletes to receive these awards.