What We Do & Why?

Our company mission is to visit every school in the UK and Ireland with our team of professional athletes to inspire children to lead a healthy lifestyle.

The key to our athletes’ visits is their relatability. When beginning their own sporting journeys at a young age, they understand the difficulty of peer pressure from social groups to stay out late or share junk food and the constant temptation and distraction of screens.

Childhood obesity is on the rise, and the average child spends 7.5 hours in front of a screen each day – in the form of television, video games, computers, smartphones and tablets. This needs to change.

 

The Sports For Champions Mission


Schools

Our company mission is to visit every school in the UK and Ireland with our team of professional athletes to inspire children to lead a healthy lifestyle.


Athletics

By visiting schools across the UK and Ireland and helping to run our fundraising programme, we raise vital funds for our athletes and cash for the school. These visits also help to promote the athletes' career and get their name out as the next big thing!


Workshops

We run a range of workshops that are available to schools, businesses and clubs. These workshops have specific focuses and are delivered by one of our athletes.

Testimonials

  • 'I am extending my thanks for the organisation of Matts visit this afternoon. The format worked really well and Matt excelled both when working practically with our younger students and in the extensive Q&A that was run with our BTEC students.' Visit Date - 21/11/2018
    Mark from St Annes Academy
  • 'We had a great time Saturday, thank you. Courtney is a lovely guy and the children were all very inspired. We had a lot of positive feedback from parents and are really glad you contacted us and offered us this experience.' Event Date: 19/01/2019
    Claire from Dimensions Trampoline Club
  • 'Yesterday was a resounding success, the children had a fantastic time. We had taken several photos and loaded them on to twitter tagging you and Montell. We are also sharing the story and the photos with the local newspaper.' Event Date - 04/02/2019
    Dawn from Bruckhurst Mill
  • "Yes our children thoroughly enjoyed it and it went down very well, Laura was lovely and really engaged with our children. We would really look forward to a visit again next year, ideally around March time would be suitable for us."
    Wendy from Catfield Voluntary Controlled C of E Primary School
  • 'We had a fantastic morning with Rob Mitchell, who was amazing throughout the visit both with myself and more importantly with the children. Nothing was too much trouble for him.'
    Martin from Swanage Primary School
  • 'Luke's visit was FANTASTIC! It really developed a sporting culture within our school and got the children, parents and staff all excited and involved. Thank you so much, and please pass on to Luke how much our children enjoyed it. We would love to organise a visit for next year.'
    Hannah from New Valley Primary School
  • 'We had the most wonderful time when Laura was here with us, she was amazing!!!! The event was a massive success and we loved every moment!!! The pupils were really engaged with what Laura was telling them and they worked well on their exercise stations. I can definitely say it was a fantastic event and a huge success.'
    Sarah from Stickney Primary School
  • 'The day was excellent with Rob. He was really great and we all really enjoyed the sessions and his enthusiasm. We will no doubt be in touch to book for next year.'
    Tim from East Anstey Primary School
  • 'The children loved it. Matt gave a really good assembly and fitness circuit.'
    Craig from Haslingden Primary School
  • 'All pupils thoroughly enjoyed the circuit workout. Katie was lovely and ensured that all pupils were involved and supported higher need learners well. Also she partook in a basketball match which was so much fun. All in all it was a lovely day for our staff and young people. Also the Q & A Katie gave was informative and also encouraging for those wanting to get into sports related activities.'
    Catherine from RYAN Education Academy
  • 'All pupils thoroughly enjoyed the circuit workout. Katie was lovely and ensured that all pupils were involved and supported higher need learners well. Also she partook in a basketball match which was so much fun. All in all it was a lovely day for our staff and young people. Also the Q & A Katie gave was informative and also encouraging for those wanting to get into sports related activities.'
    Catherine from RYAN Education Academy
  • 'Kimberly was absolutely fantastic yesterday! There was a real buzz in the hall during the circuits and her assembly was absolutely inspiring for our children. We are very grateful to her and will be following her career from now on.'
    Carley from Oakdale Junior School
  • The event was a success and both the students and the staff enjoyed having Matt with us this morning! Thank you for getting in touch and allowing us the opportunity to host Matt. We would be very open to other athletes coming in or having any other events coming up. - Martin, Southern Cross School
    Southern Cross School
  • 'A huge #SPORTway thank-you to the legendary #EzekielEwulo (Team Nigeria Longjumper) for sharing your incredibly inspiring life story with us.'
    Portway Primary School via Twitter
  • 'My boys had a lovely time meeting Rich (Para-powerlifter Rich Willis) today.'
    Parent from @EstcourtPrimary via Twitter
  • 'I’ve had an amazing day with international long jumper @zeekslife (Ezekiel Ewulo Team Nigeria long jumper) inspirng the next generation of athletes at @YattendonSchool. The children were buzzing and cannot wait to get down to the long jump pit. Thank you @sports4champs and Zeeks!'
    Sam Stewart at @YattendonSchool via Twitter
  • 'Yesterday we were lucky enough to spend time with Rich Willis – a record breaking powerlifter! What an inspiration! Thank you @sportsforchamps'
    @HughGaitskellPS via Twitter
  • 'Our pupils had so much fun taking part in the @sportsforchamps sponsored circuit session today and meeting @ClintonPurnell (Team Wales Artistic Gymnast). Thank you for a fantastic morning!'
    @Greenfield_Sch via Twitter
  • 'Laura Samuel (Triple Jumper) was fantastic on the day and did a great job of engaging the children and inspiring them. Every child in our school took part in the activities and the assembly at the end was engaging, inspirational and, most importantly, fun. The children listened intently to Laura's story and were eager to ask questions about what it takes to reach the level of an elite athlete. Laura was honest and open about her experiences which helped the children relate and aspire to achieve similar goals.'
    Andrew at Wood Memorial Primary School
  • 'Eden Francis (Discus and Shotput) went through her warmups and a few drills before she oversaw some discus throwing and shot putting, then she had a question and answer session, the youngsters were a bit shy to start with but Eden soon won them over. At the end they all wanted selfies with her. I think the youngsters got a lot out of Eden`s visit as I did myself. Eden come over very well and very friendly, a good visit for all.'
    Phil at Hereford & County Athletics
  • 'We had such a great time with Robert Mitchell (Team Wales High Jumper) yesterday. The children were absolutely enthralled by his story.
    St Giles On The Heath Primary
  • 'Just to thank you for arranging Eden's (Discus and Shotput) visit to HCAC. I'm told the young athletes really enjoyed the session and a couple of my u11s have said they would like to take up discus next year when they move up to u13s ,which is great news! Please can you pass on our thanks to Eden.'
    Hereford and County Athletics Club
  • Megan (Team Ireland Judoka) was friendly and professional and the children were truly inspired by her personal stories - we will all be avidly following her journey to the Olympics!'
    Katie of Charfield School
  • Yesterday was amazing!!! Eden (Discus and Shotput) was totally inspirational and the children absolutely loved every minute! She even threw the discus for us as we all stood on the school field!!!! I would certainly like to make this an annual event rather than doing it twice in one year.
    Hetton Primary School
  • Matthew (Decathlete) was a fantastic addition to our school day with his enthusiasm and relationship building skills, he worked with every class across both of my schools and catered for every need. All the teachers and children have been making comments all day on how much they loved it. I would recommend Matthew to any school in Warrington!
    Bruche Primary School and Evelyn Street Primary School
  • The morning went very well. Leon (Sprinter, Boxer and Coach) was really friendly and interacted well with the children.
    Fulstow Primary School
  • Just want to endorse what I’ve said on the phone just now……………..a fabulous morning by Luke Lennon Ford (Sprinter). All the kids enjoyed their practical and the assembly was superb; he engaged so many kids and had super control of the audience. Very grateful……………….please pass on our warmest thanks.
    Peter Giles of Queensgate Primary School (Isle of Wight)
  • 'It was a positive experience and the Year 7's in particular really enjoyed it and learned a lot from Robert (Team Wales Highjumper).'
    Ceri of Brimsham Green School
  • Thank you for involving us with a Sports for Champions athlete visit. Katie was amazing. Over 600 children were put through their paces. The activities were pitched just right for the children and they had a lot of fun. We look forward to working with you again next year. Event Date - 10/12/2018
    Mrs Gosling from Timberley Academy
  • The children had all had an excellent day I think they have been inspired by Luke! It was great how every child was involved in the circuit; even if they were unable to complete the physical part, they were cheering their friends on. There have been comments about showing siblings what they've been doing at home. The whole process from booking was clear and efficient. Event Date - 16/01/2019
    Laura from Totternhoe Lower School
  • 'We had a great time Saturday, thank you. Courtney is a lovely guy and the children were all very inspired. We had a lot of positive feedback from parents and are really glad you contacted us and offered us this experience.' Event Date: 19/01/2019
    Claire from Dimensions Trampoline Club
  • 'Yesterday was a resounding success, the children had a fantastic time. We had taken several photos and loaded them on to twitter tagging you and Montell. We are also sharing the story and the photos with the local newspaper.' Event Date - 04/02/2019
    Dawn from Bruckhurst Mill
  • 'Pierre Henry was a lovely man and was most polite throughout.'
    Nicola from St Mary Magdalene Primary School
  • 'The children had a fantastic time and hopefully they have got a lot out of it. They enjoyed meeting Pierre and learning all about his career.'
    Branka from Layston Primary School
  • 'Luke's visit was FANTASTIC! It really developed a sporting culture within our school and got the children, parents and staff all excited and involved. Thank you so much, and please pass on to Luke how much our children enjoyed it. We would love to organise a visit for next year.'
    Hannah from New Valley Primary School
  • 'We had the most wonderful time when Laura was here with us, she was amazing!!!! The event was a massive success and we loved every moment!!! The pupils were really engaged with what Laura was telling them and they worked well on their exercise stations. I can definitely say it was a fantastic event and a huge success.'
    Sarah from Stickney Primary School
  • 'The day was excellent with Rob. He was really great and we all really enjoyed the sessions and his enthusiasm. He was really inspiring and we would love to see him again at some point. We will no doubt be in touch to book for next year.'
    Tim from East Anstey Primary School
  • 'The children loved it. Matt gave a really good assembly and fitness circuit.'
    Craig from Haslingden Primary School
  • 'All pupils thoroughly enjoyed the circuit workout. Katie was lovely and ensured that all pupils were involved and supported higher need learners well. Also she partook in a basketball match which was so much fun. All in all it was a lovely day for our staff and young people. Also the Q & A Katie gave was informative and also encouraging for those wanting to get into sports related activities.'
    Catherine from RYAN Education Academy
  • 'Yesterday we were lucky enough to spend time with Rich Willis – a record breaking powerlifter! What an inspiration! Thank you @sportsforchamps'
    Thank you @sportsforchamps
  • The event was a success and both the students and the staff enjoyed having Matt with us this morning! Thank you for getting in touch and allowing us the opportunity to host Matt. We would be very open to other athletes coming in or having any other events coming up.
    Martin, Southern Cross School
  • 'Kimberly was absolutely fantastic yesterday! There was a real buzz in the hall during the circuits and her assembly was absolutely inspiring for our children. We are very grateful to her and will be following her career
    from now on.'
    Carley from Oakdale Junior School

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