Lance Haggith OBE


“To be recognised in the Queens Birthday Jubilee Celebrations along with so many inspiring people is incredible. Totally honoured.”




  Charity Work

Lance is actively involved in many charitable organisations such as Jump 4 Health and Kops N Kids, which promote the importance of helping the community to come together through sport, health & fitness and enabling those who would otherwise not have access to the services they offer.



Lance  Haggith is the founder of the charity Sports Traider. In 2022 was awarded the OBE in recognition of his charity efforts over the last 13 years.

In 2012 he had the privilege of being a Torch Bearer for the London Olympics.

In 2010 he won the winner of the 2010 BBC Sports Personality Of The Year Unsung Hero Award for establishing Sports Traider, Britain’s first chain of charity sports shops.

OBE 2022

Olympic Torch Bearer 2012

Winner of the BBC Unsung Hero Award 2010


Lance has founded many charitable organisations and companies through his determination to give back to the community.


  • Lance of London
  • BCP
  • Sports Traider charity
  • Hoops Aid
  • Sports£Land
  • BounceBack
  • Golf Aid
  • Designer of the Calpol Sachet and packbuster
  • Boxing Aid
  • Puck Aid


Honours & Awards


Haggith was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2022 Birthday Honours for charitable and voluntary services to vulnerable people, particularly during Covid-19.


  • 2001 Royal Humane Society award for bravery for rescuing a girl from a burning car
  • 2009 Nat West New Business of the Year winner
  • 2010 BBC Sports Personality of the Year winner Unsung Hero
  • 2011 Big Society Award winner from David Cameron, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
  • 2012 Olympic torch bearer
  • 2012 Big Venture winner
  • 2017 Honorary Doctor of Science (outstanding services to sport), University of Bedford

Social Media  

Our amazing players of the week receiving their new kit.
A big thank you to our donors, volunteers, coaches and members of the Everton in the Community Football Sessions.

• 8 -12 yrs & 13 – 15 yrs groups
• Weekly presentations
• Summer football camps on Monday & Fridays
• Extra Friday Session for girls with the Everton Ladies team
• Premier league kicks programme tournament between Everton, Man Utd, Man City, Bolton and a few other North West teams too!

#PremierLeagueKicksTournament #kopsnkids #SportsTraider #SummerFootballCamps #EvertonLadies #EvertonInTheCommunityFootballSessions

Continuing with our excellent relationship with Merseyside, we are making a difference to young vulnerable adults.

We met with Merseyside Police’s Jimmy Belmar, where we discussed how we can assist the community to come together against knife crime.

We want to assist the community to build more avenues for those affected to find a way forward away from the danger of knife crime.


#SportsTraider #MerseysidePolice #CommunityAgainstKnives #FindingAWayForward

It is a beautiful day to celebrate all fathers and wish you lots of joy and blessings in your fatherhood journey. Happy Father’s Day

“My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me.”
Jim Valvano


#singleMums #carers #youngCarers #stepDads #granddad #fatherFigures #Guardians


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