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The Battle of the Sexes

The battle of the sexes has been raging in Hollywood for as long as films have been made with stars like Jennifer Lawrence fighting for equality of pay and Reece Witherspoon fighting for more substantial roles for women. But now, Hollywood is taking on the issue in a whole new way with the release of […]

13th October 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

10 Best Tennis Players Of All Time – Women

Without doubt tennis’ Open era has produced some incredible champions since its inception, but who from the women’s game ranks among the 10 best tennis players of all time? *When there’s so little between so much of the talent on this list, getting it 100% correct is a real mission so please let us know […]

25th 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

Let’s talk food and sport with… Shirley McCay

The 2018 Hockey World Cup is being held in London, but all eyes are on Johannesburg this month as the Irish Women’s senior hockey team battle it out for a qualifying spot at the World League 3 series. Amongst the team are many household names to hockey fans, one of these names and leaders is Shirley […]

10th July 2017 read full article

Most Followed Female Athletes On Twitter

There are billions of sports fans around the world and as 328 million of us actively use Twitter every month, there is a huge opportunity for fans to get closer to their favourite female athletes. At PledgeSports, we work with athletes to raise money, but also raise their online profile and make them more attractive to […]

21st June 2017 read full article

10 Most Followed Female Athletes On Instagram

There are billions of sports fans around the world and as 700 million of us actively use Instagram every month, there is a huge opportunity for fans to get closer to their favourite female athletes. At PledgeSports, we work with athletes to raise money, but also raise their online profile and make them more attractive to […]

21st June 2017 read full article

Gender Pay Gap For Sports Prize Money Decreasing

A new study released by the BBC has found that the gender pay gap for sports prize money is decreasing as more sports are achieving parity at the elite level. At PledgeSports, we are huge fans of all women involved in sport and have worked with many individual athletes and teams to raise money through […]

20th June 2017 read full article

Who Are PledgeSports?

PledgeSports is a global crowdfunding and sponsorship platform for sport! Spreading across 41 countries around the world (and counting), we have helped men, women, kids, teams, clubs, and even the odd OAP raise money in every sport known to man (and there are some pretty crazy sports out there!) Outside of humans, we have help sports […]

8th 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

Diary Of An Ultra Runner: Ice Marathon Experience

Audrey McIntosh is preparing to write history as she will run 7 100km ultra-marathons across 7 continents. Audrey has joined PledgeSports in an effort to fundraise for this extreme expedition – you can view her incredible story here. As you’d imagine, her preparation for this challenge is gruelling, and perhaps none of her training sessions will be outdone […]

29th 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

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

Kim Murray: The Life Of A Future Winter Olympics Athlete

Since swapping the long jump sandpit for icy tracks two years ago, GB skeleton athlete Kim Murray has been working towards the Winter Olympics. She recently joined PledgeSports to fundraise her Winter Olympic ambition. In her guest blog, Kim gives an exclusive behind the scenes look into the life of an athlete trying to qualify for […]

8th 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

Diary Of An Ultra Runner: Desert Marathon Experience

Audrey McIntosh is preparing to write history as she will run 7 100km ultra-marathons across 7 continents. Audrey has joined PledgeSports in an effort to fundraise for this extreme expedition – you can view her incredible story here. As you’d imagine, her preparation for this challenge is gruelling, and perhaps none of her training sessions will be […]

2nd March 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

This woman changed her life around by getting active

After heavy smoking from her teens to her 40′s, Trish Train turned her life around for the better and set herself on a healthy new path by starting to run. We hope that Trish’s story will inspire many other women out there to change their lives and get active and healthy. Fast-forward to today and […]

30th January 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

Examples Of Successful Crowdfunding

We are the best at what we do. One of the reasons for this is that we are experts in this industry and give people the advice and training they need to be successful (Not that everyone listens!). So, we thought we would put together a blog with some examples of successful crowdfunding and show why […]

25th January 2017 read full article

Who Can Crowdfund On PledgeSports?

We often receive emails asking, “Who Can Crowdfund”, “Can I be on PledgeSports?”, “What age do I have to be?”, “Can I set up a campaign for someone else?”, and “What country must I be from?” The answer to all of the above questions is that any athlete or team, of any age, from any […]

20th January 2017 read full article

Where are they now? – Emma Cahill

Our “Where Are They Now” blogs take a look at former PledgeSports athletes and their lives since. This week we catch up with “Athlete of the Year” in 2015! – Para Dressage Rider and all-round inspirational figure, Emma Cahill.  Six years ago, Dubliner Emma Cahill was involved in a serious accident where a horse flipped […]

18th January 2017 read full article

10 Niche Sports You’ve Never Heard Of

The world is a big place. Needless to say there are some sports that you have never heard of. Luckily, the PledgeSports team pride themselves on being up to speed with everything there is to know about sport. Minority sports often go unfunded by governments and sports councils, therefore crowdfunding is the perfect option and […]

16th 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 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

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

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

Life In The Fast Lane: Kim Murray Talks Winter Sports

Founder & CEO of PledgeSports, Richard Pearson, recently caught up with British skeleton athlete and PledgeSports success story, Kim Murray.  In this light-hearted chat the topics range from winter sports and favourite colours to spending lotto winnings, and everything in between. Here is what happened when Richard met Kim. Enjoy!   What’s your favourite colour?! […]

14th 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

Sports Injuries: A Spanner in the Works

“When your life revolves around sport, nothing is as frustrating as an injury or sickness that stops you from doing what you love. Nobody likes to be on the sidelines, ourselves included.” – Gareth Reynolds, Digital Director of PledgeSports. “As a very active and busy person, I hate nothing more than being sick or injured. Between tennis, […]

1st November 2016 read full article

Athletes Running On Empty: Hitting The Wall

Often times, sport hinges on defining moments. In tennis, a break of serve. In golf, a clutch up-and-down. In football, a last-minute goal. All are defining, but perhaps none are more so than an athlete “hitting the wall”. Hitting the Wall refers to the moment an ultra-athlete’s body no longer has any energy to burn. […]

27th October 2016 read full article

Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner

Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go. The person who starts a long-distance run is a different person to the one who finishes it. In a form of sport that pushes every atom of human effort to its limit, we delve inside the minds of […]

27th October 2016 read full article

‘You sweat, you die’ – Inside the mind and body of an ultra-athlete

Founder & CEO of PledgeSports, Richard Pearson, recently caught up with ultra-athlete, Audrey McIntosh, as she prepares  for a challenge never before attempted by any woman in history.  Audrey McIntosh is a 53 year-old mother and ultra-athlete from Scotland. By her own admission, Audrey is an ordinary woman fitting in training around her family and work […]

27th October 2016 read full article

Fundraising Dressage with PledgeSports

Is Dressage your passion? Do you dream of becoming a champion of the sport? Is it your ambition to follow in the footsteps of the forefathers of Dressage, like Federico Grisone, William Cavendish and Gustav Steinbrecht? Do you you strive to be a great revolutionary, like Charlotte Dujardin or Debbie McDonald? If so, PledgeSports can […]

26th October 2016 read full article

Generation of tennis is inspired by Elena Baltacha

On May 14th 2014, British tennis icon and former Olympian, Elena Baltacha-Severino, passed away after her battle with a serious liver condition and ultimately, liver cancer. The legacy Baltacha left behind is one of inspiration and determination. Diagnosed with Primary Sclerosis Cholangitis at 19, Elena played her way to the top of the tennis world, overcoming […]

7th October 2016 read full article

Festival Premiere for Emma Cahill Story

  CONGRATULATIONS to director Jessica Lamb and Pledge Sports crowdfunded Emma Cahill. Their short documentary film about Emma, titled Recycled Equestrian, has been selected to premiere at the Dublin International Short Film & Music Festival on October 6. The project was made as part of a Filmbase.ie documentary film-making course, and is the second Film […]

13th September 2016 read full article

Good luck to our crowdfunded Paralympians!

IT’S day one of the Rio 2016 Paralympics and we are looking forward to seeing our crowdfunded Paralympians in action! Of course, they aren’t just our crowdfunded Paralympians, they are also yours; it was your support that helped them get to Rio 2016 and it is your support that will continue to fire them through […]

8th September 2016 read full article

Any of these your sports? Take aim for Tokyo 2020

FIVE new sports will be introduced to the Olympic Games at Tokyo 2020, the International Olympic Committee announced today – and we are here to help all of them through sports crowdfunding. A total of 28 sports will be played at the Rio 2016 Games over the next two weeks, but these leave out hugely […]

3rd August 2016 read full article

Paralympics Ireland launches crowdfunder – with exclusive Dreaming Of Rio rewards

PARALYMPICS IRELAND has launched a sports crowdfunding campaign with us today – and it comes with an exclusive reward! They’ve commissioned the beautiful, limited edition, Dreaming Of Rio print, a gorgeous work which embodies everything the Paralympic Games are – More Than Sport. Thanks to this Paralympics Ireland campaign, there are now yet even more […]

27th July 2016 read full article

12 PledgeSports Crowdfunders selected for Rio 2016!

NO turning back now. Olympic selections have been made for Rio 2016 and we’re thrilled to announce that we have helped 12 athletes and teams make it on to their Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic rosters. And we’re already working on fundraising campaigns to help the future generation of stars get to Tokyo 2020! Are […]

21st July 2016 read full article

Women’s Rugby Support Rises With Olympic 7s Debut

WOMEN’S Rugby will be played at the Olympic Games for the first time this August as the new Rugby 7s tournaments for men and women are introduced at Rio 2016. In the build-up to that, we have seen an influx in brand new Women’s Rugby teams, and expanding established teams, coming to us with renewed […]

20th July 2016 read full article

Two Millies And A Ross – Diving In For GB & Sheffield

TWO Millies and a Ross have joined PledgeSports.org to fund their first major step towards becoming Team GB’s Divers for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Millie Haffety, Millie Fowler, and Ross Haslam are part of Britain’s elite junior diving squad. They are teenagers, who have just finished their A Levels, are all from Sheffield, and have […]

29th June 2016 read full article

Five Things You Don’t Know About Shannon McCurley

SHANNON McCURLEY is an Australian-born Irish woman with a need for speed and an insatiable appetite for competition. She’s joined PledgeSports.org to fund her continued preparations for the Rio 2016 Olympics, after unexpectedly becoming the first ever Irish female track cyclist to qualify for a Games. People in this hemisphere don’t know a lot about […]

16th June 2016 read full article

Paralympics Fundraisers Need Your Final Push

LESS than 100 days out from the start of the Rio 2016 Olympics and Paralympics, what are many of Britain and Ireland’s leading medal hopes doing? Worrying about fundraising. They are worrying about fundraising for travel costs, for accommodation costs, for the latest equipment, the best nutrition, for extra time off work to train, for […]

30th May 2016 read full article

Couch to 3,000km: Diary Of An Ultra Marathon Beginner

Training For Ultra Marathons For Beginners WE’VE so many ultra marathon runners raising adventure funding on PledgeSports.org right now, we felt sharing their expertise was well overdue. Behold, the latest extract from running newcomer Sophie Rooney’s Diary of An Ultra Marathon Beginner It’s The Rooney’s (almost) Couch to 3,000km: Training for Ultra Marathons For Beginners: […]

16th May 2016 read full article

Crowdfunding Roland-Garros Hope Gains Season Sponsor

  WHAT starts small, doesn’t have to end small. Small donations on our sports crowdfunding campaigns can grow into full-on commercial sponsorship. Lucy Shuker is proof. Lucy Shuker is a wheelchair tennis player, who with Jordanne Whiley in the doubles, landed Great Britain its first ever women’s wheelchair tennis medal at London 2012′s Paralympic Games. At […]

11th May 2016 read full article

Runner On Road To Rio Thanks To Crowdfunding

IT’S always heart-warming to see an athlete’s dreams come true and for the Olympic Runner that’s about to happen thanks to her sports crowdfunding campaign on PledgeSports. Rosie Galligan is Ireland’s fastest ever female 800m runner, having cracked the legendary Sonia O’Sullivan’s 19-year-old National Record. She’s also the reigning 1500m National Championship, the third fastest […]

13th April 2016 read full article

How We’re Fighting For Women’s Sports Sponsorship

JUST 0.4% of all UK sports sponsorship deals are for women’s sports sponsorship and a movement towards equal pay and equal prize-money for the genders remains far from complete. So what should women in sport do? Getting behind campaigns like #ThisGirlCan and Womeninsport.org – who last year revealed the startling women’s sports sponsorship statistics - is a […]

8th March 2016 read full article

How Pledge Sports Supports Women In Sport

IT’S International Womens Day, and we are international women supporters. We’d like to show you how and catch up with some of the talented sports women we have supported since last year’s International Womens Day. One of our most memorable sports crowdfunding projects was the para-equestrian Emma Cahill from Dublin in Ireland. Emma was a […]

8th March 2016 read full article

Tarplee Crowdfunding leads to Irish National Title!

WE were absolutely delighted to watch distance runner Claire Tarplee land the women’s 1500m title at last weekend’s Irish National Indoor Athletics Championships, just days after the end of her Rio 2016 crowdfunding campaign. Winning at the Indoor Athletics Championships was a huge step towards being selected as part of Athletics Ireland’s Rio 2016 Olympics squad […]

29th February 2016 read full article

Why Is Britain So Good At Skeleton Racing?

WHERE did Skeleton racing come from and why is Britain so good at it? We’ve helped Biathletes, Snowboarders, Curlers and Skiiers get the winter sports funding they need in the build up to the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang in 2018, but the most impressive are our Skeleton racers. Sliding down icy chutes at over 130km/h, […]

1st December 2015 read full article

Winter Sports Taking Off Too Fast

A SURGE in Winter Sports athletes joining PledgeSports has prompted us to worry that Winter Sports are just taking off too fast in Britain and Ireland. Jamaica knows exactly what these mild nations are going through. Back in 1988, the whole country was absorbed by this ridiculous notion that a tropical island was going to take […]

25th November 2015 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

Let’s remind you why you give to sports crowdfunding

IT’S easy to forget why you gave your hard-earned cash to a Pledge Sports crowdfunding project, so every now and again we like to give you a reminder of where that support goes. Earlier this year the Monmouthshire Pony Club Mounted Games Team joined Pledge Sports to try to raise money to cover the costs […]

13th October 2015 read full article

Hockey Team Funded: Tanzania’s Off To Olympic Qualifying

National women’s hockey team raises money for Rio 2016 dream THREE years ago Tanzania did not have a women’s hockey team now, thanks to the hockey funding they received via their Sports Crowdfunding campaign, they are heading to Africa Olympic Qualifying next month. Italian Valentina Quaranta, charity COPE’s Volunteer of the Year 2015, built the […]

18th September 2015 read full article

I Can Focus On World Championships Thanks To Crowdfunding

Sports crowdfunding answer to Deary’s training funding woes TRIATHLETE Emma Deary recently raised nearly £4,000 to fund her training and travel costs for the World Triathlon Championships in Chicago and next year’s European Triathlon Championships in Lisbon. The Bishop’s Stortford athlete did this through sports crowdfunding with Pledge Sports and, in her thank you message […]

24th August 2015 read full article

The Summer Newsletter: It’s all about Africa

Summer Newsletter Great news, we’re now live in Africa and helping the Tanzanian Women’s Hockey Team get the hockey funding they need to make it to the 2016 Olympics. In this month’s newsletter we’ll also be telling you about Gareth Greene, who hopes to be Ireland’s first wheelchair tennis Paralympian, and the latest members of our100% Club. Anyway, […]

18th August 2015 read full article

Think We’re Not Sports Funding’s Future?

‘What Pledge Sports Gave Me Will Last Long After Funding Runs Out’ IF you think our crowdfunding platform is not sports funding’s future, talk to Paralympic hopeful Emma Cahill. The equestrian joined Pledge Sports at the start of this year, hoping to raise sports funding to help her compete at the European Para-Dressage Championships, with […]

26th July 2015 read full article

Team Fundraising Campaign Hits 127% of target

Team fundraising campaign hits 127% of target SINCE Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum, it’s been clear that two heads are better than one. So when a team of heads belonging to the Scottish Womens Open Touch Rugby squad got together to power a team crowdfunding campaign for their Touch Rugby World Cup bid, it was […]

16th April 2015 read full article

10 Niche Sports You Know Nothing About

  For all the latest sports news follow PledgeSports on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. This blog was updated in January 2017 – check it out!  WE pride ourselves on knowing everything there is to know about sports and its industries, but every now and again we get thrown a Korfball. Don’t know what that is? Neither did we, and […]

18th March 2015 read full article

The Difference Your Contribution Makes

Many people are oblivious to the extent of the struggle athletes face. From the outside it my appear like an easy life, glamorous even. Some may think that going to the gym, travelling the world and competing in events every now and again is a breeze. This couldn’t be further from the truth. Many athletes […]

12th 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

To The Wonderful Women Running In The Women’s Mini Marathon

In Dublin, Summer brings the Women’s Mini Marathon. It’s Ireland’s single largest charity event. It has raised €123 million to date with almost 500 thousand women (and dubiously dressed men!) having participated. This event is in essence “crowdfunding” at its most magnificent. The Women’s Mini Marathon brings the masses together under the umbrella of sport […]

1st 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

Spring Success Stories

 Hello Sports Fans! This Spring has been an exciting few months for PledgeSports. We have gone live and have worked with an amazing bunch of talented athletes. We saw massive success with tennis star James Cluskey. He wowed us all by achieving 130.8% of his funding goal. Cluskey is in fact the first male tennis […]

7th May 2014 read full article
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