Sports Traider – creating a level playing field
Sports Traider is a youth-focused charity offering youngsters the kit and support they need to discover and fulfill their sporting ambition and potential, whatever their background, ability or disability. Sports Traider have established the first chain of charity shops in the UK that specialise in sports kit and equipment. The aim is to make clothing and sport equipment affordable to all, and at the same time generate a sustainable source of funding to help disadvantaged young people participate in sport.
They channel all the money they raise back into grass-roots sport within the community area from which it was donated. They encourage kids to try new sports and help talented sporting youngsters excel. For example, by organising community sport coaching sessions, access to sporting facilities, helping with club fees or transportation, getting talented but disadvantaged athletes to training and events. They firmly believe that community sport is an essential part of society and should be available for all, and never an inaccessible luxury.
Here’s a clip of Lance Haggith picking up the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award: https://youtu.be/wjB38HNYl4I