What’s New - Sport
The National Lottery reveals the top ‘Happy Places’ in the UK
1st June 2021
New research from The National Lottery reveals how much the public has missed visiting their ‘happy place’ during lockdown restrictions.
Olympic legend Sir Chris Hoy delivers an early Christmas surprise for local sporting hero
16th December 2020
Six-time Olympic champion, Sir Chris Hoy, surprised Fife cycling enthusiast, Kirsteen Torrance, with a video call and the delivery of a new bike, as a show of appreciation from The National Lottery.
Grassroots sports champions honoured by iconic sports venues and sporting legends
15th December 2020
Iconic sports venues across England and Wales are today changing their names for a day to honour grassroots sport community workers and volunteers who have gone above and beyond during lockdown.
BOXING STAR CONGRATULATES CARDIFF COACH WHO WINS UNDISPUTED ‘LOCKDOWN LEGEND’ TITLE THE HAYEMAKER CROWNS CARDIFF BOXING COACH ‘LOCKDOWN LEGEND’ IN 2020 NATIONAL LOTTERY AWARDSOR COMMUNITY WORK
12th November 2020
A Cardiff man who turned his life around through boxing has been crowned a UK ‘lockdown legend’ in the 2020 National Lottery Awards for his work in the community during the Coronavirus pandemic.
Eden Project's Biomes transformed into iconic National Lottery balls as Lily Cole launches 25th Birthday #ThanksToYou offers across the UK
21st November 2019
Projects and venues across the UK to open for free or provide special offers for National Lottery players to say Thank You for raising more than £40 billion for good causes
A host of stars launch free offers for National Lottery players at hundreds of the UK's best-loved treasured and historic places
12th November 2019
Big Narstie, Jamie-Lee O’Donnell, Anton Danyluk and Elis James celebrate 25 years of National Lottery support of heritage sites in the UK, by taking a cheeky glimpse inside some of these famous sites.
Sport stars say "Thank you" to The National Lottery Players for helping fund Grassroots Sport activities across the UK
7th November 2019
Leading sporting organisations across the four nations are showing their appreciation to everyone that has ever bought a National Lottery ticket in a joint letter and a video message as part of The National Lottery’s 25th Birthday celebrations.
TOP SKATERS AND RIDERS DROP IN ON YOUNGSTERS TO CELEBRATE £3 BILLION NATIONAL LOTTERY INVESTMENT
19th October 2019
Some of the UK’s and the world’s finest skateboarders, BMX and Wheelchair Motocross stars dropped in on young people at a South Wales skatepark today to celebrate the £3 billion National Lottery players have raised to help young people in the UK to develop and thrive over the last 25 years.
Golden girls Kelly Gallagher and Charlotte Evans named Sporting Legends at 25th Birthday National Lottery Awards
17th October 2019
Kelly Gallagher and guide Charlotte Evans celebrate their 25th Birthday National Lottery Awards Sporting Legend Award with ice skaters Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean.
Kielty crowns wheelchair hurlers awards champions
12th September 2019
Ulster GAA’s Wheelchair Hurling project have picked up a new accolade – Best Sports Project in the 25th Birthday National Lottery Awards. TV presenter Patrick Kielty was on hand to deliver the good news
Golden girl Kelly swaps skis for a hurley stick!
19th August 2019
Team GB Winter Paralympic gold medalist Kelly Gallagher swapped the ski slopes for a sliotar as she and Ulster GAA's Wheelchair Hurling project chase awards success.
Roll up, roll up Frampton swaps boxing ring for circus ring
12th April 2019
Boxing legend Carl Frampton has hit new heights as he joined students from Belfast Metropolitan College in learning circus skills at the Belfast Community Circus School.