The borough currently boasts over 20 young potential Olympians who represent their respective national squads as well as being world record holders, world champions and European champions.
These youngsters are the pride of Barking and Dagenham, and we want to help them achieve their dream by supporting them, whether it be by providing equipment or assistance with training and travel costs.
In order to compete with the best, these youngsters have to travel all over the world to take part in competitions and we want to show them that the local community is fully behind them.
Imagine the pride we will all feel when July 2012 comes and a number of competitors from Barking and Dagenham proudly march into the Olympic Stadium in Stratford as part of the Great Britain team, achieving their dream to compete on home soil in the greatest sporting event in the world.
Everyone can help and there are lots of ways to do so, These could include making a donation, organising an event or sponsoring an event that the Trust is organising. You can donate prizes or become a friend of the Trust by completing the application form on our enquries page. We will keep you informed about our work and the progress of our young sports stars via this website.
The Trust is working in partnership with the Dagenham Post and will therefore ensure that the press is informed of your support, and where possible will involve our sports stars in any event organised or presentation to the Trust.
If you would like more information about the Trust, or how to make a donation, please contact our Treasurer Steve Thompson at Dagenham and Redbridge Football Club on 020 8592 1549.
Help us to ensure that the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics leave a lasting legacy for the community of Barking and Dagenham.