We aim to put athletes into schools to inspire and motivate the children and staff to live a healthier, more active lifestyle and achieve their dreams whilst raising money for both the school and our athletes.
By visiting schools across the UK and Ireland and helping to run our fundraising programme, we raise vital funds for our athlete fund and cash for the school. These visits also help to promote the athletes career and get their name out as the next big thing!
When school is out, we run sports camps that are local to Sports for Champions HQ. Children can take part in sessions involving them in a range of sports, learn all about nutrition and have the opportunity to meet a real athlete champion who has competed at elite level and brings along their medal to prove it!
'It was a positive experience and the Year 7's in particular really enjoyed it and learned a lot from Robert (Team Wales Highjumper).'
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.
Staff and children had the following feedback - Staff - Ran smoothly - Children enjoyed themselves but were also challenged - We were amazed at the amount of money collected- our school in in a highly deprived area and this seemed to be popular with both children and parents! Children - Really fun - My new favourite sport is athletics - It inspired me to be an Olympian when I am older - I enjoyed learning more about an athletes healthy diet - It was challenging and active - It motivated me to want to run - Great! - It was amazing to watch him in the race.
The morning went very well. Leon (Sprinter, Boxer and Coach) was really friendly and interacted well with the children.
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!
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.
'The event last Friday was a huge success. 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!'
'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.'
'We had such a great time with Robert Mitchell (Team Wales High Jumper) yesterday. The children were absolutely enthralled by his story. A really great afternoon.'
'The event was well organised from start to finish. Thank you, Matt Lee, for a fun circuit and an inspirational talk for the students. Some of the students have been inspired and have started to re think about joining a sports club again outside of School. I cannot recommend Matt Lee (Decathlete) highly enough. Thank you! Please can we book another athlete in 2019.'
'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.'
'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.'
'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!'
'Yesterday we were lucky enough to spend time with Rich Willis – a record breaking powerlifter! What an inspiration! Thank you @sportsforchamps'
'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!'
'My boys had a lovely time meeting Rich (Para-powerlifter Rich Willis) today.'
'A huge #SPORTway thank-you to the legendary #EzekielEwulo (Team Nigeria Longjumper) for sharing your incredibly inspiring life story with us.'
'What a fantastic morning we had with our visiting athlete Laura Samuel (Triple Jumper). The event ran so smoothly and Laura was excellent with the children. Her assembly was particularly good and the children have still been talking about it today. At lunchtime the children usually play football but they asked for athletics events and games to be organised and they absolutely loved it. Laura was an inspiration and we would love the opportunity to work with you again in the future.'