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SportsAid offers financial support to talented young sports people at the start of their careers.

Competing at national and international level means huge personal expense for young athletes and their families and SportsAid aims to help support players through this.

Every year we nominate young badminton players to receive, on average, a financial contribution of around £1,000, which can be used for essential costs
such as training, equipment, competition costs and travel.

SportsAid has been supporting aspiring athletes since 1976 and has funded past badminton stars such as Gail Emms, Nathan Robertson and Rajiv Ouseph.


To be eligible to be nominated for a SportsAid Award you must have met the
following criteria:

• Nominees must be a current member of the England Junior Performance Programme.
• Be 11-18 years old
• Not be in receipt of Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme (TASS) funding

Nomination Process

There is no application process for an award as SportsAid will directly contact players who fulfil the above criteria whom Badminton England will nominate to them in advance. Nominated players will usually receive an email in November which will include a link to complete an online nomination form for SportsAid.

The deadline for completing the online nomination for this year is the 22nd November 2015, with Awards being provided to athletes usually between January and May of the following year.

If you would like to find out more please visit the SportsAid website for further information.