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Sports Crowdfunding Campaign Of The Month: Glencoe Mountain Resort

PledgeSports have the pleasure of working with some phenomenal athletes and teams. Each month we choose one of them as the PledgeSports “Sports Crowdfunding Campaign of the month”.   This month’s winner is Glencoe Mountain Resort in the Scottish Highlands. The team at Glencoe have launched a crowdfunding campaign that could be a “game-changer” for skiing in […]

29th September 2017 read full article

Sports Crowdfunding Campaign Of The Week: City Of London Mile

PledgeSports have the pleasure of working with some phenomenal athletes and teams. Each week we choose one of them as the PledgeSports “Sports Crowdfunding Campaign of the Week”.   This week’s winner is City of London Mile, the UK’s most inclusive race. The annual City of London Mile, first held in June 2014, is completely free to enter, and […]

29th September 2017 read full article

Sports Crowdfunding Campaign Of The Week: Nikki Love

PledgeSports have the pleasure of working with some phenomenal athletes and teams. Each week we choose one of them as the PledgeSports “Sports Crowdfunding Campaign of the Week”.   This week’s winner is the inspiring Nikki Love. On August 27th, Nikki will set off on a world record attempt, running 63 marathons in 63 consecutive days throughout […]

18th August 2017 read full article

Sports Crowdfunding Campaign Of The Week: Sarinah Maduro

PledgeSports have the pleasure of working with some phenomenal athletes and teams. Each week we choose one of them as the PledgeSports “Sports Crowdfunding Campaign of the Week”.   This week’s winner is 14-year-old Caribbean tennis talent, Sarinah Maduro. Sarinah wants to finish off the year in style by participating in the prestigious Eddie Herr International Junior Championships […]

28th July 2017 read full article

Sports Crowdfunding Campaign Of The Week: Pam Thorburn

PledgeSports have the pleasure of working with some phenomenal athletes and teams. Each week we choose one of them as the PledgeSports “Sports Crowdfunding Campaign of the Week”.   This week’s winner is British ski cross athlete Pam Thorburn. Pam has launched a sports crowdfunding campaign to raise money which will support her bid to qualify for […]

21st July 2017 read full article

Sports Crowdfunding Campaign Of The Week: Molly Summerhayes

PledgeSports have the pleasure of working with some phenomenal athletes and teams. Each week we choose one of them as the PledgeSports “Sports Crowdfunding Campaign of the Week”.   This week’s winner is 19-year-old British freestyle skier, Molly Summerhayes. Molly has launched a sports crowdfunding campaign to raise money which will support her bid to qualify for […]

14th July 2017 read full article

Sports Crowdfunding Campaign Of The Week: Czech Touch

PledgeSports have the pleasure of working with some phenomenal athletes and teams. Each week we choose one of them as the PledgeSports “Sports Crowdfunding Campaign of the Week”.  This week’s winners are the Czech Republic Junior Touch Cubs. The U15 squad have their sights set on the Junior Touch Championships being hosted in Dublin this August. Touch […]

7th July 2017 read full article

Sports Crowdfunding Campaign Of The Week: Zambia Hockey

PledgeSports have the pleasure of working with some phenomenal athletes and teams. Each week we choose one of them as the PledgeSports “Sports Crowdfunding Campaign of the Week”.  This week’s winners are the Zambian Men’s and Ladies hockey teams. On February 26th, 2017 they made history in becoming the first Zambian hockey teams in history to qualify for […]

30th June 2017 read full article

Sports Crowdfunding Campaign Of The Week: Venezuela Hockey

PledgeSports have the pleasure of working with some phenomenal athletes and teams. Each week we choose one of them as the PledgeSports “Sports Crowdfunding Campaign of the Week”.  This week’s winners are the Venezuelan Men’s Hockey Team.  Under the management of former president René Granat, the team has been working extremely hard since 2013 to build a strong […]

16th June 2017 read full article

Sports Crowdfunding Campaign of the Week: Sweden Touch

PledgeSports have the pleasure of working with some phenomenal athletes and teams. Each week we choose one of them as the PledgeSports “Sports Crowdfunding Campaign of the Week”. This week’s winners are Sweden’s U15 Touch Rugby team. Within just one week the team had smashed their crowdfunding target and the fantastic support is still coming in […]

9th June 2017 read full article

Athlete of the Week: Charlotte Trenter

PledgeSports have the pleasure of working with some phenomenal athletes and teams. Every Friday we will choose one of them as the PledgeSports “Athlete of the Week”. This week’s winner is 16-year-old show jumper, Charlotte Trenter. Since the age of nine, Charlotte has dreamt of winning the French Championships and being selected to compete internationally around the world. With […]

18th May 2017 read full article

Athlete Of The Week: Kate Kerr-Horan

PledgeSports have the pleasure of working with some phenomenal athletes and teams. Every Friday we will choose one of them as the PledgeSports “Athlete of the Week”.  This week’s winner is Kate Kerr-Horan. At 3-years-old, Kate suffered a serious injury and her parents were told that she would never walk again. Fast-forward 20 years and Kate is […]

12th May 2017 read full article

Athlete of the Week: Scarlett Mew Jensen

PledgeSports have the pleasure of working with some phenomenal athletes and teams. Every Friday we will choose one of them as the PledgeSports “Athlete of the Week”.  This week’s winner is 15-year-old British diver, Scarlett Mew Jensen. After seven years of diving, Scarlett has been selected to represent Team GB at hir first ever senior Grand Prix […]

5th May 2017 read full article

Team of the Week: Colombia Women’s Lacrosse

PledgeSports have the pleasure of working with some phenomenal athletes and teams. Every Friday we will choose one of them as the PledgeSports “Team of the Week”. This week’s winners are the Colombia Women’s Lacrosse team. This group of 20 players share a collective dream of representing their country at the 2017 Lacrosse World Cup in London […]

7th April 2017 read full article

The Fittest Sport On The Planet

“The Fittest Sport” series is sponsored by Mongoose Sports & Entertainment It’s an age-old source of debate among athletes, pundits and fans alike. But, after much research, we at Pledge Sports are providing a definitive answer to a near-impossible question: “What is the fittest sport?” The Fittest Sport It’s important to note, by “the fittest sport” […]

31st March 2017 read full article

Athlete of the Week: Megan Chard

PledgeSports have the pleasure of working with some phenomenal athletes and teams. Every Friday we will choose one of them as the PledgeSports “Athlete of the Week”. This week’s winner is 19-year-old Welsh cyclist, Megan Chard. In September 2016, Megan made a decision many young students would shy away from by starting a new career. Her ambition is […]

31st March 2017 read full article

The Fittest Sport: Part 7

“The Fittest Sport” series is sponsored by Mongoose Sports & Entertainment It’s an age-old source of debate among athletes, pundits and fans alike. But, after much research, we at Pledge Sports are providing a definitive answer to a near-impossible question: “What is the fittest sport?” The Fittest Sport It’s important to note, by “the fittest sport” […]

29th March 2017 read full article

10 Most Iconic Sports Pictures Of All Time

At PledgeSports we’re diehard sports fans, and like many others, we love the nostalgia of reliving some of the best sporting moments. Because of this, we’ve put together a list of the 10 most iconic sports pictures ever captured. These images and their accompanying stories truly chronicle the thrills and spills that create sport. Enjoy! […]

27th March 2017 read full article

Athlete Of The Week: Kyla Julien

PledgeSports have the pleasure of working with some phenomenal athletes and teams. Every Friday we will choose one of them as the PledgeSports “Athlete of the Week”. This week’s winner is double British champion and reigning No. 1 British taekwondo athlete at 59kg, Kyla Julien. Kyla has joined forces with PledgeSports as she prepares to up her already […]

24th March 2017 read full article

The Fittest Sport: Part 6

“The Fittest Sport” series is sponsored by Mongoose Sports & Entertainment It’s an age-old source of debate among athletes, pundits and fans alike. But, after much research, we at Pledge Sports are providing a definitive answer to a near-impossible question: “What is the fittest sport?” The Fittest Sport It’s important to note, by “the fittest sport” […]

22nd March 2017 read full article

Best Winter Olympics Moments Ever

Every four years, the Winter Olympics rolls around. Since beginning in 1924 the games have produced some fantastic scenes. Here, we re-live the best Winter Olympics moments ever. As experts in fundraising for winter sports, PledgeSports’ we’re helping a lot of Winter Olympic athletes get to Pyeongchang 2018. Maybe they will have some cracking moments […]

14th March 2017 read full article

Athlete Of The Week: Deaflympics Athlete Bethan Lishman

PledgeSports have the pleasure of working with some phenomenal athletes and teams. Every Friday we will choose one of them as the PledgeSports “Athlete of the Week”. This week’s winner is British Deaflympian Bethan Lishman. She has joined forces with PledgeSports to fundraise for the 2017 Deaflympics. As Bethan enters her final few days of fundraising we […]

10th March 2017 read full article

The Fittest Sport: Part 5

“The Fittest Sport” series is sponsored by Mongoose Sports & Entertainment It’s an age-old source of debate among athletes, pundits and fans alike. But, after much research, we at Pledge Sports are providing a definitive answer to a near-impossible question: “What is the fittest sport?” The Fittest Sport It’s important to note, by “the fittest sport” […]

9th March 2017 read full article

The Fittest Sport: Part 4

“The Fittest Sport” series is sponsored by Mongoose Sports & Entertainment It’s an age-old source of debate among athletes, pundits and fans alike. But, after much research, we at Pledge Sports are providing a definitive answer to a near-impossible question: “What is the fittest sport?” The Fittest Sport It’s important to note, by “the fittest sport” […]

3rd March 2017 read full article

Athlete Of The Week: Kim Murray

PledgeSports have the pleasure of working with some phenomenal athletes and teams. Every Friday we will choose one of them as the PledgeSports “Athlete of the Week”. This week’s winner is British skeleton athlete, Kim Murray. After a successful fundraising campaign in 2015 saw Kim raise over £2,500, 28-year-old Kim has returned to PledgeSports as […]

3rd March 2017 read full article

Team Of The Week: Heads Together And Row

PledgeSports have the pleasure of working with some phenomenal athletes and teams. Each week we choose one of them as the PledgeSports “Athlete of the Week”, but this week we’ve opted for a “Team of the Week” award instead. This week’s winners are Heads Together And Row. It’s the team’s final week on PledgeSports, so we urge […]

24th February 2017 read full article

Athlete Of The Week: Hannah Stevenson

PledgeSports have the pleasure of working with some phenomenal athletes and teams. Every Friday we will choose one of them as the PledgeSports “Athlete of the Week”. This week’s winner is British skeleton athlete, Hannah Stevenson. The 23-year-old Nottingham native recently finished her masters in Sheffield Hallam University and has now switched her focus from […]

17th February 2017 read full article

Pledge Sports Celebrates 3rd Birthday In Style

No Cake Or Candles, Just A Brand New Blog Believe it or not we have been so busy we forgot it was our birthday today… We can’t believe it’s been 3 years.  In that 3 years we have raised nearly 1 million for sports in 32 different countries around the world. To add to this success we […]

13th February 2017 read full article

Athlete of the Week: Charles Hannaford – The Novice Explorer

PledgeSports have the pleasure of working with some phenomenal athletes and teams. Every Friday we will choose one of them as the PledgeSports “Athlete of the Week”. This week’s winner is Charles Hannaford – The Novice Explorer. In April, 24 year-old Londoner, Charles, is setting off on a 17,000 mile unsupported, solo cycle around the […]

3rd February 2017 read full article

Athlete Of The Week: Trish Train

PledgeSports have the pleasure of working with some phenomenal athletes and teams. Every Friday we will choose one of them as the PledgeSports “Athlete of the Week”. This week’s winner is the inspirational Trish Train, who at 50 years of age has given up smoking 35-40 cigarettes a day and been selected as a half-marathon […]

26th January 2017 read full article

Team of the Week: GB Mens U17 Water Polo

PledgeSports have the pleasure of working with some phenomenal athletes and teams. Each week we choose one of them as the PledgeSports “Athlete of the Week”, but this week we’ve opted for a “Team of the Week” award instead. This week’s winner is the talented group of players from the Great Britain Mens U17 Water Polo team. […]

20th January 2017 read full article

13 Most Unfortunate Names In Sport

A combo of bad parenting, immature humour and just complete bad luck. Here are the 13 most unfortunate names in sport. Be glad you aren’t one of these guys! 1. Butt Fuchs                         2. Rusty Kuntz A fine example of some truly, awful parenting. […]

13th January 2017 read full article

Athlete of the Week: Fenton Harrison Seabright

PledgeSports have the pleasure of working with some phenomenal athletes and teams. Each week we will choose one of them as the PledgeSports “Athlete of the Week” award. This week’s winner is motorbike racing’s star of the future, 14 year-old Fenton Harrison Seabright. Fenton has been in love with bikes since the tender age of two. […]

13th January 2017 read full article

13 Most Unlucky Sports Accidents Ever

1. Silva Snaps On December 28th, 2013, UFC legend Anderson Silva faced Chris Weidman in a rematch for the Middleweight belt Silva had lost at UFC 162 earlier that year. Unfortunately for Silva, it didn’t exactly go to plan. Take a look. 2. Dr Darius Vassell In 2002, Aston Villa striker Darius Vassell was out […]

13th January 2017 read full article

Who will be the top PledgeSports people of 2017?

The clock is already ticking on 2017, but what will the coming year have in store for PledgeSports’ athletes? In 12 months time, who will stand out as our athlete/team of the year? We already have one person on the list for 17 and that’s Barefoot Aleks.  He is set to be the first person to […]

6th January 2017 read full article

Athlete of the Week: Sofia Segui Edmundson

PledgeSports have the pleasure of working with some phenomenal athletes and teams. Each week we will choose one of them as the PledgeSports “Athlete of the Week” award. This week we are picking a junior! Our winner is 9 year-old rising star of the tennis world, Sofia Segui Edmundson. A dual citizen hailing from Mallorca in […]

6th January 2017 read full article

PledgeSports “Athlete of the Year”

2016 has been a great year for us, but that has been made so purely through the great people we have the fortune of working with on a daily basis.  To honour the fantastic times our athletes have given us over the last 12 months, we wanted to give something back to them. One of […]

21st December 2016 read full article

Thrills & Spills: The Best And Worst Of 2016

Sport is filled of highs and lows, winners and losers, so we thought it only right to compile the best and worst of 2016. Whether you’re a positive soul or complete cynic, there’s something on this list for everyone! The Thrills 5. – Iceland at Euro 2016 Put your hands together for Iceland, the classic […]

16th December 2016 read full article

PledgeSports Top 5 Moments of 2016

“We had a massive year in 2015 – we expanded into more than 14 countries, had a successful round of investment, and even managed to pick up a Global Summit award along the way!  “To match that in 2016 was never going to be easy but I think we pulled it off. Better than that, […]

15th December 2016 read full article

Top 5 Blogs Of 2016

We’ve had a look at our site analytics and come up with our Most Popular Blogs of 2016 among readers. To make life easy for you we’ve put them all into one page for you to enjoy! No.1 – Athletes Running On Empty: Hitting The Wall In this piece we get to grips with the […]

13th December 2016 read full article

5 Worst Sporting Moments Of 2016

We have already covered our Top 5 Sporting Moments of 2016, and there have been so many. Unfortunately, there were a few bad moments too so we thought we would throw them out there!  Here, we countdown the 5 Worst Sporting Moments of 2016. No. 5 – Beg, Borrow and Steal Maybe he was fed […]

8th December 2016 read full article

Top 5 Sporting Moments Of 2016

It’s been a thrilling 12 months of sport. As the year comes to a close, we recall the top 5 sporting moments of 2016.  Here’s our countdown – Enjoy! No. 5 – Iceland warm millions of hearts during Euro 2016 Everyone loves an underdog, and during Euro 2016 in France last summer the Icelandic football […]

6th December 2016 read full article

Athlete Of The Week: Paddy Gallagher – RowPaddyRow

PledgeSports have the pleasure of working with some phenomenal athletes and teams. Each week we will choose one of them as the PledgeSports “Athlete of the Week” award. This week’s winner is Paddy Gallagher and his project, RowPaddyRow – 1 Man 1 Leg 1 Ocean. A former member of the Irish Guards, Paddy lost his leg […]

5th December 2016 read full article

Al-Aire Films Reflect On Crowdfunding For “Para-Riders”

 ”At PledgeSports we love movies! So, being involved in helping to finance one was a great experience, especially when it revolved around para-cycling and the Paralympic athletes at Rio 2016. From a crowdfunding perspective, it’s always great to see what the money is being used for and the end result. So, seeing the short film […]

2nd December 2016 read full article

Athlete Of The Week: Kasete Skeen – The Tongan Skier

PledgeSports have the pleasure of working with some phenomenal athletes and teams. Each week we will choose one of them as the PledgeSports “Athlete of the Week” award. This week’s winner is Kasete Skeen (The Tongan Skier). Potentially the coolest man on the planet, Kasete upped and left his job in London to pursue his ambition – […]

2nd December 2016 read full article

Q&A: Sophie Rooney Writes Name Into History Books

‘Dare Mighty Things’ “When I first talked to Sophie, she inspired us all here, particularly me, with her motto – “Dare Mighty Things”.  I think we all have a dream deep down to do something out of the ordinary, a real challenge to test our limits or do something completely extraordinary. Sophie has accomplished this. […]

26th November 2016 read full article

PledgeSports Athlete Of The Week: Sophie Rooney

PledgeSports have the pleasure of working with some phenomenal athletes and teams. Each week we will choose one of them as the PledgeSports “Athlete of the Week”. This week’s winner is Sophie Rooney (Rundinavia). Sophie, who swears by the motto, “Dare Mighty Things”, left England for Norway in August. Last week, after three months of running, […]

25th November 2016 read full article

Crowdfunding Success: Golden Moment For Para-Riders Film

Millions of spectators around the world watched the Rio 2016 Paralympics last summer, but nobody was afforded the chance to watch this great event through the eyes of a Paralympic athlete. That is, until now. Karen Darke is a British paralympic cyclist, paratriathlete, adventurer, author, and most recently, a crowdfunding success. Last year, Karen came to […]

22nd November 2016 read full article

PledgeSports Athlete Of The Week: Jim Gump

PledgeSports have the pleasure of working with some phenomenal athletes and teams. Each week we will choose one of them as the PledgeSports “Athlete of the Week” award. This week’s winner is Jim Plunkett-Cole (Jim Gump), the inspirational man running 20,000 miles, the longest continuous run in history, in an attempt to change the lives of […]

18th November 2016 read full article

PledgeSports Athlete of the Week: Aston Cook

PledgeSports have the pleasure of working with some phenomenal athletes and teams. Each week we will choose one of them as winner of the PledgeSports “Athlete of the Week” award. Each week’s winner announcement will be accompanied by a Q&A with the athlete themselves. This week’s winner is Aston Cook. Aston is a 21 year-old kickboxer […]

4th November 2016 read full article

William Hill Sports Book of the Year 2016 – Shortlist

Tremendous tales involving athletics, football, cricket, horse racing, surfing and swimming all make the final shortlist for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year 2016 award, the world’s richest and longest-running prize for sports writing. The seven-strong shortlist includes Oliver Kay’s Forever Young, which details the the short, intriguing life of eccentric Northern Irish […]

19th October 2016 read full article

PledgeSports among nominees for Sport Industry Awards

IT’S awards season and we’re delighted to announce that, hot on the heels of our World Summit Award, PledgeSports.org is among the nominees for the Irish Sport Industry Awards. These awards have been set up this year by the Federation of Irish Sport to recognise excellence in the thriving Irish Sport Industry. The 12 award categories […]

29th October 2015 read full article

The Autumn Newsletter: Guess who’s Top Project?!

Autumn Newsletter Big news, PledgeSports.org has merged with Talent Backer! In an exciting move for us and all our crowdfunders, PledgeSports.org has joined forces with another crowdfunder, Talent Backer, bringing together invaluable resources – all directed at ensuring YOU achieve YOUR goals. Soon Talent Backer will relaunch as an entertainment crowdfunding operation, continuing the support […]

14th October 2015 read full article

PledgeSports.org takes over Talent Backer’s sports crowdfunding arm

  RICHARD PEARSON, CEO and founder of PledgeSports.org, has taken over Talent Backer and merged its sports crowdfunding assets into PledgeSports.org. The move comes as part of PledgeSports.org’s continued expansion, boosting the European leader in sports crowdfunding’s brand and allowing Talent Backer to continue to support the Arts community by relaunching as an entertainment crowdfunding […]

14th October 2015 read full article

Pledge Sports wins World Summit Award for digital innovation

PledgeSports.org among the 40 winners of UN-based World Summit Award, showcasing the world’s best practices in digital innovation 40 Winners, 24 Runner-ups, selected from 386 nominations. This World Summit Award once more brings you a diameter of innovation from Indonesia to Argentina, from Iceland to New Zealand. After a huge selection process, PledgeSports.org was one […]

12th October 2015 read full article

Athletes of the Week: Elite Junior Tennis Players

“It’s only a matter of time before we are at Grand Slams regularly, but we need to get these juniors on the road.” TENNIS IRELAND’s performance director Garry Cahill is in the RTE 2fm studio talking shop and someone has just brought up football and the stresses players claim to be under, physically. “I laugh […]

23rd January 2015 read full article

Athlete of the Week: Evan Hoyt

“Those top guys aren’t invincible; they’re human. They’re just extremely good at executing their games.” INJURY halted Evan Hoyt last year, but the Welsh 19-year-old has emerged stronger and more mature and gunning for a top 500 position in the world tennis rankings. Hoyt, from Llanelli in South Wales, finished up his junior career ranked […]

7th January 2015 read full article

Athlete of the Week: Russell White

  Russell White is our Athlete of the Week! Russell is an Irish triathlete who was currently selected to represent Northern Ireland in the Commonwealth Games where’s he’s looking to make the Top 10. Russell is just 22 years old, a young gun in the sport of Triathlon where most peak in their 30′s. Recently he […]

26th June 2014 read full article

AHLETE OF THE WEEK – ROSIE KINGSTON!

This week the PledgeSports “Athlete of the Week” accolade goes to none other than Welsh Champion 100m Hurdler Rosie Kingston! Just last weekend Rosie competed in the Welsh Championships and smashed the competition by clocking in an awesome time of 14.73 seconds. Last season, Rosie succeeded in breaking 15 seconds for the 100m Hurdles by […]

5th June 2014 read full article

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK – JEMIMA DUXBERRY!

At PledgeSports we want to celebrate our athlete’s achievements. They dedicate their lives to training and competition and we want to showcase that, so we bring you “Athlete of the Week”! Each week, we will be catching up with one of our amazing athletes to give you an insight into a life dedicated to sport. […]

26th May 2014 read full article
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