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 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!
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!
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.'
'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.'
'The children loved it. Matt gave a really good assembly and fitness circuit.'
'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.'
'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.'
'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.'
'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.'
'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.'
'Pierre Henry was a lovely man and was most polite throughout.'
"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."
"What a marvelous experience for our children who were obviously inspired and enthused. Highly recommend!" "I thought Kimberley was really engaging and even though the assembly was long, it was interesting and relevant to the children. Kids and I thoroughly enjoyed it though" "Excellent experience for the children, fantastic links to our learning powers especially resilience and perseverance.' "Really personable. Friendly and motivational for the children. Activities were accessible and engaging for the children. All thoroughly enjoyed the morning" "Children liked the assembly. They all felt inspired. They thought it was great that they got to meet a 'real' athlete". "Agree an inspiring visitor, loved her accent and her words were motivating.... as her aim would be to coach kids in the future would be great for her visit to have included some workshops to teach some basic moves because the children loved watching her in action on you tube....... or be able to follow up by us offering a judo club in school? "Thank you for organising. I felt inspired....and very unfit after 4 minutes"!
'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
'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
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
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
'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
'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.'