To be confirmed.
The SportsBall showcases the next generation of British athletes. Discover who our next Olympic and Paralympic heroes will be and how SportsAid is helping to make that dream a reality. You'll be given the opportunity to enjoy live sports action, challenge yourself against top athletes, be the first to find out who wins the One-to-Watch Award, and make a difference to young people with big ambitions.
One-to-Watch AwardWho will follow Tom Daley, Amber Hill and Morgan Lake as this year’s one to watch?
Meet the starsEver wanted to meet your Olympic and Paralympic heroes? This is your chance!
AuctionYou could be taking home some money-can’t-buy opportunities.
A truly fantastic night loved by all our clients and for a thoroughly worthy cause. Please put us first on the list for next year.
Steve ThompsonBrown Shipley
Rower Holly Dunford crowned winner of SportsAid's annual One-to-Watch Award
24 November 2017
Rower Holly Dunford, 18, from Tadworth in Surrey, was named as the winner of SportsAid’s prestigious One-to-Watch Award by five-time Paralympic champion Ellie Simmonds OBE at the charity’s annual SportsBall yesterday evening (23 November). She received the award after a sensational year which saw her win gold for Great Britain at the World Junior Rowing Championships with Zoe Adamson in the women’s double.
Tim Lawler: "We need to respond to challenge and change, just like the athletes do"
23 November 2017
Tim Lawler, Chief Executive of SportsAid, has written about the importance of 'adjusting, adapting and pushing on' in the programme for this evening's annual SportsBall. The welcome notes see him talk about how SportsAid is diversifying its approach and the charity's exciting plans for the future. He also emphasises the importance of 'seeing the person, not just the athlete' as the next generation of British sports stars progress.
Final three announced for SportsAid's annual One-to-Watch Award
16 November 2017
SportsAid’s One-to-Watch Award shortlist has now been reduced to a final three as BMX cyclist Beth Shriever, wheelchair racer Craig Boardman and rower Holly Dunford compete for this year's crown. The winner will be revealed at the charity's annual SportsBall in London on Thursday 23 November with Beth, Craig and Holly - selected from over 1,000 rising British stars - due to be in attendance for the big announcement.
Olympic and Paralympic heroes to celebrate Britain’s next generation at the SportsBall
6 October 2017
11-time Paralympic champion Tanni-Grey Thompson, Olympic heroes Mark Hunter, Gail Emms and Leon Taylor, and a host of British sporting legends will be attending SportsAid’s annual SportsBall on Thursday 23 November to celebrate the achievements of talented young athletes from across the country. The SportsBall, taking place at the London Hilton Park Lane for the third consecutive year, is a key fundraiser for the charity.
Triathlete Alex Yee receives SportsAid's One-to-Watch Award from Olympic hero Mo Farah CBE
25 November 2016
Triathlete Alex Yee, 18, from Brockley in south London, was named as the winner of SportsAid’s prestigious One-to-Watch Award by Olympic legend Mo Farah CBE at the charity’s 40th anniversary SportsBall. Alex said 'it feels amazing' after Mo also praised his times in the track over 5,000m in front of more than 500 guests. It rounded off a sensational year for Alex after he claimed gold in the ITU World Duathlon Junior Championships.
Final three announced for SportsAid's One-to-Watch Award with 40th anniversary SportsBall fast approaching
16 November 2016
SportsAid’s One-to-Watch Award shortlist has now been reduced to a final three as triathlete Alex Yee, skeleton slider Ashleigh Pittaway and swimmer Tom Derbyshire compete for this year's crown. The winner will be revealed at the 40th anniversary SportsBall next week. Alex, Ashleigh and Tom have been selected from 1,106 rising British stars supported by SportsAid after a shortlist of 10 was released a fortnight ago.
SportsAid announces 2016 One-to-Watch Award shortlist
3 November 2016
SportsAid is delighted to announce the 10 athletes on the shortlist for this year’s One-to-Watch Award. The annual award, set to be presented at the charity’s 40th anniversary SportsBall on 24 November, was launched in 2006 with six of the previous recipients competing across the Rio Olympic and Paralympic Games. Tom Daley received the charity’s very first One-to-Watch Award in 2006 when he was just 12 years old.
Rio gold medallists set to star at SportsAid’s 40th anniversary SportsBall next month….and you can still join them!
14 October 2016
SportsAid alumni Heather Stanning, Hollie Arnold, Natasha Baker, Callum Skinner, Pam Relph, Joe Clarke, Shona McCallin, Laura Unsworth, Susannah Townsend, Georgie Twigg and Crista Cullen will all be celebrating the charity’s 40th anniversary at the upcoming SportsBall having won gold medals at the Rio Olympic and Paralympic Games this summer. You can book your tickets to join them now!
Steven Redgrave and Victoria Pendleton support the next generation at the SportsBall 2015
11 November 2015
Olympic heroes Sir Steven Redgrave CBE and Victoria Pendleton CBE led the celebrations at SportsAid’s SportsBall in London last week where the charity officially launched its plans for its 40th anniversary next year. Steven and Victoria both picked up the annual One-to-Watch Award on behalf of windsurfer Emma Wilson. She won the accolade ahead of rower Josh Armstrong and sprinter James Arnott.
Emma Wilson wins SportsAid’s One-to-Watch Award at the charity’s SportsBall in London
5 November 2015
This evening in London, 16-year-old windsurfer Emma Wilson from Christchurch in Dorset has been named by Sir Steven Redgrave as the winner of SportsAid’s coveted One-to-Watch Award 2015. With former recipients including diver Tom Daley, sprinter Jodie Williams and Paralympian Hollie Arnold, Emma said it is an incredible honour to see her name alongside some of her idols.
Final three announced for 2015 One-to-Watch Award
29 October 2015
The final three SportsAid athletes shortlisted for the prestigious One-to-Watch Award have been announced, with rower Josh Armstrong, windsurfer Emma Wilson and sprinter James Arnott all in the running for this year's crown. The winner will be revealed at the annual SportsBall taking place in London next week with a whole host of Olympians and Paralympians set to descend on the Hilton Park Lane.
SportsAid announces 2015 One-to-Watch Award shortlist
19 October 2015
SportsAid is delighted to announce the 10 athletes on the shortlist for its prestigious One-to-Watch Award. The annual award is presented at the charity’s SportsBall, taking place this year at the Hilton Park Lane in London on Thursday 5 November, with previous winners including diver Tom Daley, sprinter Jodie Williams, skeet shooter Amber Hill and gymnast Courtney Tulloch.
SportsAid announces shortlist for prestigious One-to-Watch Award
22 October 2014
SportsAid has today announced the shortlist for its prestigious One-to-Watch Award which was last year presented by Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge, the charity’s Patron, to skeet shooter Amber Hill.
SportsAid alumna Ellie Simmonds OBE presented the annual One-to-Watch Award to rower Holly Dunford at the SportsBall 2017.Previous Events