It’s important we don’t forget that most of the current and former top level athletes we know today began in grassroots sports clubs.
Find out more about the athletes who have made the jump from the grassroots level to the world stage in our article on grassroots funding and UK sport, including:
• Hannah Cockroft
• Greg Rutherford
• Jessica Ennis-Hill
• Lewis Hamilton
• Paula Radcliffe
• Bradley Wiggins
• Rebecca Adlington
• And Wallsend Boys Club
As you can see, some big names when it comes to the world of sports, who each have their own story to tell when it comes to grassroots clubs.
Read the full article: The future of UK Sport: Why grassroots funding makes all the difference