Previous Campaigns

Since 2007, the UK Talent Team (the campaign arm of the Performance Pathway Team) has worked in partnership with 22 Olympic and Paralympic sports and over 100 World Class coaches; run 13 National athlete recruitment campaigns, and assessed over 10,000 athletes. Previous campaigns are listed below: 

  • Sporting Giants (2007) 
  • Girls4Gold (2008) 
  • Pitch to Podium (2008) 
  • Tall and Talented (2009) 
  • Fighting Chance (2009) 
  • Paralympic Potential (2009) 
  • Power2Podium (2011) 
  • Fighting Chance: Battle4Brazil (2013) 
  • Paralympic Potential: Bring on Brazil (2013) 
  • Girls4Gold: Canoeing (2013-2016) 
  • Chasing the Rio Dream: Archery (2014) 
  • Power2Podium: Skeleton (2014) 
  • #DiscoverYour Gold (2016) 
These projects have resulted in over 100 newly identified athletes entering the World Class system across 17 sports with over 600 international appearances made and over 250 international medals won. 

Several of these athletes have represented Great Britain at the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games,2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games and Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games. 

#DiscoverYour Gold 2016 

In the summer of 2016 UK Sport, the English Institute of Sport (EIS) and partnership National Governing Bodies (NGBs) launched the biggest multi-sport talent identification campaign in British history. Over 20 sports were involved in #DiscoverYour Gold and we received over 4000 applications. The aim of the programme was to identify talented young athletes with the potential to be fast-tracked into the exciting world of high performance sport and become future champions.

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Funding Partners
  • Department for Culture, Media & Sport
Official Partners
  • BAE Systems
  • BUPA
Strategic Partners
  • British Olympic Association
  • Paralympics GB
  • Sport England
  • Sport Northern Ireland
  • Sport Wales
  • Sport Scotland