Tessa Sanderson CBE


Joyce Jacca



Pat Luton



Welcome to Tessa Sanderson Foundation and Academy

The Tessa Sanderson Foundation and Academy (TSFA) is a charity organisation founded by the 1984 Olympic Gold Champion Tessa Sanderson CBE to help and assist young persons toward a healthier lifestyle through physical activity together with building confidence and a social well-being whilst still in education. The experienced coaches working with the TSFA are already nurturing several youngsters to reach Olympic Standard in the near future.

TSFA is a registered charity with the United Kingdom Charity Commission and as a company in England and Wales. Registered Charity No. 1131781. Companies House registration No. 06790095.


  • A huge thank you for putting us in touch with Tessa Sanderson, her speech was really inspirational, what a lovely lady, we had a great time and it was a very successful evening

    George Green School George Green School,
  • Everything went very well with Tessa Sanderson. She gave a very good speech that everyone enjoyed and there was a good question and answer session afterwards with some serious and some funny questions. Tessa also stayed to meet people afterwards and have a chat with them which was very much appreciated. We were very glad she could come along.

    Greenwich College Greenwich College,
  • Tessa was brilliant. She arrived early. She took time to talk to people and posed for pictures with children. I would definitely use her again if I had the opportunity and would recommend her to people.

    Health Communities Team Health Communities Team,
  • ” I just wanted to say that Tessa was truly inspirational and everyone was truly overwhelmed by her talk. She lived up to our expectations and more, so if you could please pass on our personal thanks I would be very grateful.”

    Chwarae Teg International Womens Day Chwarae Teg International Womens Day,
  • Everything went very well. Tessa was great, very up-beat and really got the message out. She was excellent …

    Glaucoma Awareness Glaucoma Awareness,
  • Everything went wonderfully this afternoon – Tessa was a great panellist and was very thought provoking and informative

    Goldman Sachs Goldman Sachs,
  • Staff and students have been very complimentary stating that Tessa was a “real” person with no aires and graces and was willing to spend time with the showing a genuine interest in their sons / daughters and in the Academy generally. It was definitely a good move

    Leigh Technology Academy Leigh Technology Academy,
  • All went well thanks. Tessa did a great job and the audience really enjoyed her

    Foundation Housing Foundation Housing,

Athletes and Coaches

The Tessa Sanderson Foundation and Academy  experienced coaches are already nurturing several youngsters to reach Olympic levels in the near future.