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Welcome to Sports Traider

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.  Read more...

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Breaking News


retro microphonePaul Brown @pbsportswriter interviews Sports Traider founder LANCE HAGGITH about why he created Hoops Aid and his passion for the sport of basketball, and WILSON JUMA who explains how Hoops Aid helped his basketball career.

Read them both on our News page.


Sports Traider Loughborough shop opens today! (28th Feb 2015)

Shop front Loughborough 500pxWe're located at 15A-16A High Street, LE11 2PY, tel: 01509 767707.

Please visit us soon and take advantage of our fantastic discount prices on new sports kit and equipment. Ideal for students and the local community.


Sports Traider TV launched!

Currently featuring promotional information about our Hoops Aid 2015 event at the O2 Arena on 10th May, this exclusive video news channel will feature monthy digests about the charity, it's events, activities & outcomes.

Sports Traider TV is produced by The Video News Factory, who very generously donate their resources and time on a charitable basis.


Please help us make Hoops Aid 2015 a resounding success with JustTextGiving by Vodafone. All donations will be used to fund grass-roots sporting activities for disadvantaged and disabled youngsters.

Please text HOOP15 followed by the amount of your donation to 70070, for example HOOP15 £5

All donations, whatever the amount, will be very gratefully received by the youngsters who benefit from our community sport activities. If you have ideas of how we can help in your area then please get in touch with us at info@sportstraider.org.uk


Kempston KingsOur latest Community Sports project is organising basketball coaching sessions with the Kempston Kings youth basketball club.

If you are 11-19 years old and live in the Bedford area, and want to play basketball, then come and join us!

Coaching sessions will run from 4.30pm to 6:00pm every Wednesday from 11th February to 15th April. £2 per session. All abilities welcome. Click here for details.


Thrilled to announce that Flawless will be performing at Hoops Aid 2015!

Flawless made it all the way to the finals of BGT in 2009 and have been performing and living the dream ever since. We're excited that they will be entertaining you at Hoops Aid 2015.


Click here to see the provisional event schedule for Hoops Aid 2015 and the BBL Play-Off Finals.


Preparation for Hoops Aid 2015 on Sunday 10th May at the O2 Arena is picking up momentum.

Very productive meeting today at the O2 with our friend and adviser Roger Draper and Andy Lavin, the business development manager for the O2 Arena at AEG. Later joined by Paul Brown, sports writer for the Daily Star, who is covering the big NBA game at the O2 on Thursday.


New shop in Loughborough opening very soon, bringing to the High Street 2,500 square feet of discounted quality sportswear and equipment. Profits go to grass-roots sports. 


Nottingham City Council to run a #KitAmnesty campaign.


VRL have kindly donated a significant amount of Commonwealth Games stock.


Clear Out For Christmas is a seasonal scheme we're running as part of the #KitAmnesty campaign.

It is in full flight now, stocking our shops for the festive shopping period, but we need more donations of second hand sports kit and equipment to keep up with the demand.

We gladly accept donations from individuals but the scheme has been tailored for organisations to sponsor collection bins/cages on their premises, asking their staff/members to clear out their wardrobes and cupboards of old or unwanted sports kit. In return we will advertise your involvement on our web site.

If you can help us by running one of these campaigns in your organisation then please contact us at info@sportstraider.org.uk or telephone our merchandise director, Martin Keech, on 07796 334316.

ALL donations, no matter how small, are most gratefully received - THANK YOU!


Sports Traider launch Sports£Land - the UK's first sports pound shop!

The first shop of this new brand has just opened within the intu Broadmarsh shopping centre in Nottingham.  Read more...


A Note From Lance


I would like to thank all of our volunteers for the fantastic contribution they make at Sports Traider through the chain of charity shops, and the support they give within the community. They inspire us as people who freely donate their time, helping generate funds and coaching in order to help others.  All of the money raised stays in the areas where Sports traider is located and goes back into the community to help support disabled and disadvantaged young people to access sport, who like many youngsters have the same dreams and aspirations as them, but see many hurdles to over come and just need a helping hand from time to time.

I would also like to mention and thank my management team for helping me with my vision of expanding Sports Traider and for all the time and effort everyone offers so freely, in particular more recently when my youngest son was diagnosed with Leukaemia, and to all our supporting partners and sponsors.


Lance Haggith, Chief Executive and Founder



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