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Toby Gold is selected as SportsAid's August athlete of the month

Aug 20, 2014 09:17 BST SportsAid After breaking two 13-year-old European records on his international debut 19-year-old Toby Gold from Thames Ditton is SportsAid's athlete of the month.

Chris Goodwin wins British Paraduathlon Championships

Apr 16, 2014 10:19 BST SportsAid Fantastic effort by SportsAid disabled triathlete Chris Goodwin who has won the TR16A class at the British Paraduathlon Championships at the Rockingham Speedway in Northamptonshire.

Thomas Hamer is named SportsAid March athlete of the month

Mar 26, 2014 10:10 GMT SportsAid GB para swimmer Thomas Hamer, who is supported by SSE, has been named SportsAid athlete of the month after being the first S14 swimmer to break the two-minute barrier in the 200m freestyle event.

ParalympicsGB flagbearer Millie Knight describes Sochi as a ‘dream come true’ in exclusive interview with SportsAid

Mar 18, 2014 12:22 GMT SportsAid Fifteen-year-old Kent skier Millie Knight finished fifth in the visually impaired slalom and giant slalom at the 2014 Winter Paralympic Games which have just ended in Sochi. In this exclusive interview with SportsAid she explains what is was like to become the youngest winter Paralympian in the history of British sport and carry the flag at the Games' opening ceremony.

InstuctAbility wins Big Society Award

Aug 29, 2013 12:50 BST Aspire Aspire is delighted to announce that its InstructAbility programme, developed in partnership with YMCA Fit, has been recognised by Prime Minister David Cameron and awarded a prestigious Big Society Award.

Disability sports day for children in North London

Jul 17, 2013 17:18 BST Aspire Last Thursday, the Aspire National Training Centre was even more of a hive of activity than usual when 113 children from 10 local special schools unleashed their inner Paralympians for the Aspire disability sports day.

"Lying Thieving B****rds" and #heardwhilstdisabled - it's not good listening

Feb 28, 2013 15:27 GMT Aspire At London 2012, we watched Paralympic athletes become sporting heroes, and opinion polls showed a positive shift in the way disabled people are viewed by society. Six months on and what of all the hope and promise of changed attitudes towards disability?

InstructAbility for injured sports players and Marines

Jan 09, 2013 15:39 GMT Aspire A brand new InstructAbility course designed to train disabled people as fitness instructors started in Twickenham last week. The course, run by Aspire and YMCAfit, is being hosted at the Twickenham Rugby Football Union (RFU) stadium and the students have the exciting opportunity to train in the stadium’s own fitness gym used by England rugby players.

InstructAbility to go nationwide

Dec 05, 2012 09:40 GMT Aspire We are thrilled to announce that InstructAbility, the programme created by Aspire andYMCAfit, has received over £850,000 of National Lottery funding from Sport England’s Inclusive Sport fund.

Sep 13, 2012 15:54 BST Aspire Today, Channel 4’s The Million Pound Drop donated £50,000 to Aspire. This fantastic donation will ensure that we can continue to help people paralysed by spinal cord injuries live independent lives, giving them vital access to specialist equipment that would otherwise be out of reach.