2009 celebrated the 25th Anniversary of Tessa Sanderson winning her Olympic Gold Medal. On the 6th August 1984 at the Summer Olympics in Los Angeles Tessa Sanderson won the Gold in the Womens Javelin and remains today the only British Woman to ever win a throwing Gold Medal.Know More
The Tessa Sanderson Foundation and Academy is a charity organisation founded by 1984 Olympic Champion Tessa Sanderson CBE to help and assist young people in sport, towards a healthier lifestyle and through physical activity, together with building confidence and a social wellbeing whilst still in education.
The Foundation and Academy works under a structured programme to developing life skills, consisting of mentoring and the monitoring of young people wanting to achieve a confident pathway to bettering themselves in society and in their social make up. Foundation operates to work in partnership to provide care, advice, goods and assistance to communities, individuals or others who may require this kind of help.
The Tessa Sanderson Foundation and Academy is a registered charity with the UK Charity Commission and as a company in England and Wales. Our registered charity No 1131781 and Companies house number 06790095.
The mission statement of The Tessa Sanderson Foundation and Academy is to create a unique youth sport programme in the London area for disabled and non disabled youngsters to enjoy all sports and the opportunity to participate at a higher and level without jeopardising quality learning and education.
To create an opportunity for youngsters to become more socially inclusive in the world of business through sport, the community, the development and promotion of a more healthier lifestyle with the programme rolled out nationally.
The promotion of the participation in young people to engage more in healthy recreation, by providing or assisting with facilities for playing appropriate sports.
To advance the education in sport of young people, their teachers and other s who work with young people.
To act as a resource for young people by providing advice and assistance and organising programmes of physical, educational and other activities as a means of: