SportsAid: The Next Generation of Sporting Heroes!
Posted 20/11/2015 by BrightHouse Team
At BrightHouse, we’re proud to support a number of charities working for all sorts of different causes. One of them is SportsAid, a charity that helps young athletes to overcome financial challenges so they can reach their potential and become Britain’s next generation of sporting heroes.
Here are the four bright young athletes that we’re currently sponsoring:
Chloe Alvis – 17 – Judo
Chloe was first introduced to judo through her brother, and gave up her other interests in football and ballet in order to pursue her passion for the sport and start competing at a higher level. This year Chloe won bronze at the Scottish Open, and silver at the British Championships, as well as several gold and silver medals last year in various national and international judo tournaments. Chloe is currently busy with her A-levels, but hopes to one day get the chance to represent Britain at the very highest level in her sport.
Find out more about Chloe
Jessica Davies – 18 – Basketball
After joining a basketball club in high school, Jessica became hooked on the sport, and has since competed in several international competitions. Last year she took part in the European Championships, as well as the National Championships, where her team came first in Division 1. Jessica spends her weeks training hard and getting through her studies, as well as competing in the Women’s British Basketball League (WBBL). She hopes to one day reach the WBBL Trophy final, as well as the National Championships, with the ultimate aim of competing as a professional player.
Find out more about Jessica
Roy Ejiakuekwu – 20 – Sprint
Roy started his athletics career back in primary school, where he soon found his passion for sprinting. Over the years he’s enjoyed some amazing achievements, including coming first in the AAA National Championships in 2013, first in the Welsh International Championships last year, and was selected for Team GB in the World Junior Championships. He currently studies at Nottingham Trent University training six times a week, and hopes to compete in the 2016 Rio Olympics and 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Find out more about Roy
Jessica Stretton – 15 – Archery
Jessica first tried archery at a wheelpower sports camp in 2012 after the Paralympics, and fell in love with it immediately. She joined a local club, and was eventually picked out as having a real talent for the sport, with lots of potential for future success. Jessica currently trains with Team GB every Wednesday, as well as attending her local club after school and training at weekends. She has competed in several national and international competitions and abroad, and hopes to be selected for the Team GB archery squad to compete in the Paralympic Games.
Find out more about Jessica
We wish all these young athletes the very best for their careers, and look forward to seeing them reach their sporting ambitions!