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Sports Aid Week

SportsAid Week is a fundraising drive designed to support the country’s brightest sporting prospects as they strive to represent Team GB and ParalympicsGB at future Olympic and Paralympic Games.

SportsAid Week is taking place on 20 - 26 September.

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. In such a difficult year, especially for organisations in the charity sector British Canoeing would like to thank SportsAid and the partner organisations who have funded our athletes this year.


You can offer your support during #SportsAidWeek 2021 by completing in the #MyMiles Challenge. More information can be found on the webpage.

Speaking on the importance of SportsAid, Daniel Thompson, Talent Operations Coordinator at British Canoeing said:

SportsAid supports our Talent Programme athletes with one of the greatest barrier to success – the financial challenge of becoming Britain’s next generation of Olympic or World Champions.

Thank you so much to SportsAid for their continued support and to the partner organisations who have supported our athletes with a financial award.

 The athletes who have received SportsAid or Covid-19 Return to Play SportsAid grants so far are: 

  • Abigail Avery, who received an award from the Royal Bank of Canada
  • Joanna Blythe-Shields, pictured, who received an award from the Royal Bank of Canada
  • Cody Brown, who received a Backing The Best award from SportsAid      
  • Benjamin Cabrera, who received an award from The Thompson Trust
  • Louise Fernie, who received an award from Addo Food Group
  • Amy Green, who received an award from The Thompson Trust
  • Xavier Hinves, who received a Backing The Best award from SportsAid
  • Macy Kang, who received an award from Gateley
  • Luke Keavne, who received an award from SportsAid
  • Thomas Mayer, who received an award from The Thompson Trust
  • Edward McDonald, who received an award from The Thompson Trust
  • Luc Royle, who received a Backing The Best award from SportsAid
  • Kurts Adams Rozentals, who received an award from SportsAid
  • Katie Shattock, who received a Backing The Best award from SportsAid
  • Sonny Shevill, who received an award from The Thompson Trust
  • Rory Stewart, who received an award from SportsAid
  • Zac Tarver, who received an award from the Royal Bank of Canada
  • Alex Tonkin, who received an award from The Thompson Trust
  • Will Urwin, who received an award from SportsAid