Peterborough SportsAid Lunch Club

Peterborough SportsAid, established in 2004, focuses on giving awards to youngsters aged 12 to 18 in able-bodied sports and for all ages in disabled sports to help with costs such as travel, training, accommodation, competition fees and equipment. We have awarded grants to the value of £110k to over 250 young sports men and women in the Peterborough area.

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12.00 noon with Louis Smith MBE

Peterborough SportsAid Lunch

Louis Smith MBE Gymnastics

Louis Smith is a former British medal-winning Olympian who is the only British gymnast to have won a medal in three Olympic Games.

A wonderful role model for young people and aspiring Olympians across the country.

Louis is a charming, high-energy speaker with a passion for the world of athletics. Louis first showed his immense potential at junior level where he became European Champion in 2004 and 2006. His first senior win followed when he won gold in the Pommel Horse at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, as well as a team bronze. Louis would come accustomed to winning after his first taste of senior success, finishing on the podium with a bronze medal at the Artistic Gymnastics World Championships and again at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.

Arguably Louis’ biggest moment was yet to come, and at the London 2012 Olympic Games, he brought joy to the home crowd to win Olympic silver in the Pommel Horse as well as a bronze medal in the men’s artistic team all-round. For his efforts in London, he received an MBE for services to gymnastics, as well as compete in the 2012 series of Strictly Come Dancing, where he would go on to win the show with dance partner Flavia Cacace. Many more medals would follow including European and Commonwealth success, with gold medals in Glasgow and Montpellier, in addition to a memorable silver medal in the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, to polish off a remarkable career with a haul of 20 medals across major sporting events.

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Peterborough event sponsors

All the businesses and individuals who sponsor our charity have one thing in common: a desire to help talented young athletes who may otherwise miss out on training and competition to grasp every opportunity available to them and fulfil their potential.

We’re extremely grateful for their generous support and look forward to continuing our collaboration for many years to come. Why not join them?

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