Looking back on everything I achieved, I have never forgotten that first grant I had from SportsAid Cymru Wales. It came at a time when the encouragement and the thought of people watching my progress gave me a big lift. I would recommend SportsAid as a channel for businesses and the community to get involved in sport at grass roots” - Colin Jackson, world & Olympic hurdler, coach, TV personality/presenter – and Strictly dancer!





A long-standing supporter and a vice-president of SportsAid Cymru Wales, TV commentator and guest speaker on many occasions, scrum-half Brynmor Williams played rugby union for the British Lions (NZ 1977), Wales and the Barbarians and for Cardiff, Newport and Swansea at club level. He also played rugby league for Wales and for the Blue Dragons. His son Lloyd is continuing in his father’s footsteps as scrum-half for Wales. 


Brynmor is now Group Director of leading insurance company Thomas,Carrol plc. Brynmor said “It is a privilege to be able to play an active role in promoting a charity which has helped so many young sports people.”




Hannah Mills -

Olympic & World Champion yachtswoman


“When you are a young competitor setting out in any sport, encouragement and support means a great deal. When the SportsAid Wales grant came through at the beginning of my career, it really brought it home to me that my country was backing me. I’m delighted I’ve been able to repay that faith!” - Hannah Mills MBE - twice world champion yachtswoman in the Women's 470 class, silver medallist at the London 2012 Olympics, gold medallist at the Rio 2016 Olympics.



 Lynn Davies CBE, Olympic Gold Medallist (Long Jump, Tokyo, 1964) former President of UK Athletics and one of SportsAid Cymru Wales' leading supporters over 20 years, said "To achieve in sport you have to have talent, but above all, perseverance. A vote of confidence in the shape of a SportsAid Cymru Wales grant does wonders for a young person's commitment and dedication."






Brian Davies OBE is the Director of Elite Performance at Sport Wales and former Chef de Mission for Team Wales at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. He and his team at the Sport Wales Institute work very closely with SportsAid Cymru Wales. 


Brian says “If Wales is to continue to achieve at the highest levels of international sport then there needs to be a pivotal link between the welcome early investment into talented athletes and the tracking of their progression through a well-designed and funded system of coaching and competition.


"The funds raised and directed by SportsAid Cymru Wales are a key part of the integrated elite system we have in Wales.”