CGI has partnered with UK charity SportsAid to support young British athletes with the financial means needed to continue their path of becoming UK’s next sporting champions. Under the partnership, CGI will assist nine athletes with a financial SportsAid Award.
SportsAid is a UK charity established in 1976 to offer young British sportsmen and women who aspire to become Britain’s next Olympic, Paralympic, Commonwealth and world champions, financial support and recognition. The provides the young athletes with awards of £1,000 a year to help them meet the essential costs of training and competing, including for travel, accommodation, kit, physiotherapy and competition fees.
In line with its ambition to support and nurture talent, consulting firm CGI has decided to team up with SportsAid. The announcement follows the firm’s appointment as the official Systems Integration, BPS and IT Outsourcing partner of Team England, Team Scotland and Team Wales for the Commonwealth Games in 2018 in April of this year.
As part of the partnership, nine young athletes*, specialising in sports including athletics, disability athletics, cycling, swimming, gymnastics and basketball, from across England, Scotland and Wales will receive a financial SportsAid Award from CGI.
“CGI’s sponsorship will make an enormous difference to these athletes who are without doubt some of the nation’s brightest prospects. The cost of their sport is a daily challenge so the support of CGI will be a massive boost. This is an exciting new partnership for SportsAid and it will make an instant impact,” comments Tim Lawler, Chief Executive of SportsAid.
Tim Gregory, President of CGI UK adds: “We are delighted to support SportsAid, which has such an excellent track record in fostering the best of British sporting talent. Identifying and supporting talent is key, whether in sport or business and we are looking forward to watching the progress of these budding athletes over the next few years and hope that we will make a contribution to the sporting stars of the future.”
* The nine young athletes that will benefit from CGI’s support for SportsAid are: Hannah Brier (athletics), Shaun Burrows (disability athletics), Ashleigh Hellyer (disability athletics), Josh Kerr (athletics), Katie Matts (swimming), Isabella Montagna (gymnastics), Gabriele Nikitinaite (basketball), Oliver Postle (cycling) and Lewis Stewart (cycling).