National Support Register - Our Experts

UK Anti-Doping

Colin Allen

UK Anti-Doping National Trainer delivering the 100% me programme, providing tools and resources to help athletes to understand the testing procedures.

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Physiotherapist

Vicky Annis

Experienced Physiotherapist at The Coach House Sports Physiotherapy Clinic who works with GB Women’s Volleyball team, UK Athletics, England Athletics and British Triathlon.

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Athletics Coach

Julie Asgill

Former international athlete at distances from 800m to marathon and GB Athletics team manager for 35 years including at the 2000 and 2004 Olympics. Julie was a Coach and Supervisor for the ‘On Camp with Kelly’ programme from 2004 to 2012.

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Fitness Coach - Surpass Fitness

Jake Attwood

Jake is Faster UK’s Head Tutor, teaching the next generation of performance coaches about movement and bone sequencing.

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Elite Performer

Hollie Avil

World number 1 triathlete at the age of 18, Olympian and Under 23 World Champion in 2009, Hollie now works with young people to improve their understanding of what it takes to be world class and move from junior to senior level.

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Elite Performer

Romaine Bailey

Represented GB team in Taekwondo since age of 14 and four times British Champion, Romaine now works with young people to improve their understanding of what it takes to be world class.

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Athletics Coach

Stella Bandu

Endurance Athletics Coach, England Athletics Area Coach Mentor and previous GB Cross Country team manager, Stella was a Coach and Supervisor for the ‘On Camp with Kelly ‘programme from 2004 to 2012.

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Elite Performer

Hannah Beharry

A leading female boxer in UK and British Champion at 50kg, Hannah now works as a Coach and Mentor with young sports performers.

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Elite Performer

Claire Bennett

Having represented Great Britain in women’s foil fencing since the age of 14, Claire is now a Fencing Coach and has moved into working in the field of sports media.

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UK Anti-Doping

Granville Bennett

UK Anti-Doping National Trainer delivering the 100% me programme, providing tools and resources to help athletes to understand the testing procedures and stay clean.

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Trainer & Coach

Mark Bennett MBE

Mark is a qualified Trainer and Coach, designing Performance Development Systems. His clients include Premiership Rugby, NBA, British Military, University of Washington and English Golf.

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Athletics Coach

Gladys Bird

Former international athlete at pentathlon, sprints and 400m hurdles including at two Olympic Games, Gladys was a Coach and Supervisor on the ‘On Camp with Kelly ‘programme from 2007 to 2012.

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Pilates Instructor

Jacquie Brazier

Qualified PhysicalMind Institute New York Instructor for Mat, Standing Pilates and Pilates equipment. She works primarily at Sandrine’s Pilates in Tunbridge Wells.

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Elite Performer

Paul Broadbent

After a 17 year playing career in rugby league, representing England and Great Britain, Paul is now first team Coach at Wakefield Trinity Wildcats.

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Elite Performer - Fitness Coach

Drewe Broughton

Drewe is an ex-professional footballer of 17 years and Co-Founder of Surpass Fitness, who holds UEFA ‘A’ and ‘B’ licences and is a Level 3 Personal Trainer.

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Massage Therapist

Lesley Bryant

A former international discus thrower and GB Athletics Team Manager from 1998 to 2005, Lesley now owns her own business as a Sports Massage Therapist treating elite athletes, corporate clients and delivering workshops.

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Sports Consultant

Tim Buttimore

One of the countries’ first officially appointed rugby agents and now a Sports Consultant who has worked with David Beckham, Martin Johnson, Jonny Wilkinson and Clive Woodward.

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Financial Advisor

Helen Carey

Helen is a Regional Sales Manager with Aviva who runs workshops on financial education.

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Elite Performer

Dani Christmas

A former ‘On Camp with Kelly’ athlete and leading junior 800m runner who has now made the transition into competitive cycling. Dani assists with the management of our Sports Education workshops and delivery of water running sessions specifically.

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Elite Performer

Mel Clewlow

Former GB (65 caps) and England (179 caps) hockey player who competed at two Olympic Games and won three Commonwealth Games medals. Mel is now Sports Development Manager at the University of Kent and a qualified Hockey Coach.

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Parental Psychologist

Hilary Coldicott

A trainer for the Fairhaven Consultancy who is a Master Practitioner of NLP and licensed to use many different psychometric profiles.

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Nutritionist

Matthew Cole

A lecturer in Sports Nutrition at the University of Gloucestershire and currently studying for a PhD on the influence of nutrition on cycling performance, Matt advises elite athletes on nutrition and other aspects of sports science.

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Physiotherapist

Sarah Connors

A Sports Physiotherapist with 20 years’ experience who worked for UK Athletics, with Team GB at two Olympic Games and was lead Physiotherapist for the EIS in London.

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Elite Performer

Chris Cook

An international swimmer who is a double Commonwealth champion, World medallist, Olympic finalist and British and Commonwealth record holder. Chris now uses his experience and knowledge to help others to achieve their goals.

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Elite Performer

Sasha Corbin

England netball player who was named Superleague player of the year for 2013 Season. Sasha is also a Netball Development Community Coach and leads on netball masterclasses for our Sports Education Programmes.

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Elite Performer

Chloe Cowen

Five time European medallist and Olympic judo player, Chloe is now a Coach and Technical Officer for British Judo. Chloe also leads on judo masterclasses for our Sports Education Programmes.

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Elite Performer

Sheree Cox

Member of the England shooting squad who has competed for Team GB in a number of World Cup events and 2010 Commonwealth Games Delhi. Sheree now works as a Chiropractic Assistant, balancing her preparations for 2014 Commonwealth Games.

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Doctor

Dr Leon Creaney

Leon is a Consultant in Sport, Orthopaedic & Musculoskeletal Medicine who works for UK Athletics, EIS and the NHS and was a Team Doctor at the London 2012 Olympic Games.

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Eating Disorders Specialist

Dr Alan Currie

Alan is a Consultant Psychiatrist working for the NHS in Newcastle who specialises in disordered eating and is author of the UK Sport guidelines ‘Eating Disorders in Sport’.

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Physiotherapist

Susan Dale

Susan is a Senior Sports Physiotherapist at the Performance Clinic, Durham County Cricket Club and Blyth Spartans AFC.

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Elite Performer

Alex Danson

International hockey player, Alex has won over 185 caps since making her England debut at 16. She was a leading member of the GB Team that took Bronze at the London 2012 Olympics and works with young people as a mentor, to inspire sporting performers to achieve their dreams.

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Doctor

Dr Paul Dijkstra

Former Chief Medical Officer for UK Athletics who worked with Dame Kelly Holmes during her career, Paul is now a Specialist Sports and Exercise Medicine Physician for the Aspetar Sports Medicine team in Qatar.

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Consultant Gynaecologist

Michael Dooley

Michael is Medical Director of The Poundbury Clinic in Dorchester which concentrates on women’s integrated healthcare and was previously a Gynaecologist at the Olympic Medical Institute.

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Elite Performer

Montell Douglas

An international athlete and British 100m record holder who has competed in multiple major championships including 2008 Olympic Games. Montell now shares her experiences working as a mentor with young people and leading sprints masterclasses.

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Podiatrist

Karen Duff

Karen is a clinical Specialist Podiatrist, with 17 years of experience of working with national and international athletes providing biomechanical assessment and prescribing orthotic insoles.

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Elite Performer

Jacques Du Toit

Former batsman for Leicestershire, Jacques recently retired from County cricket. He now coaches young aspiring players, and delivers masterclasses across our programmes.

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Sports Scientist

Joel Enoch

A member of the GB Triathlon team as a performer, Joel now delivers top level Sports Science education to athletes and coaches.

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UK Anti-Doping

Peter Evans

UK Anti-Doping National Trainer delivering the 100% me programme, Peter works across multiple sporting disciplines developing sport in the Midlands and is studying in Cologne for a Masters in Olympic Studies.

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Physiotherapist

Graeme Everard

Experienced Physiotherapist at The Coach House Sports Physiotherapy Clinic, Graeme is the lead Physiotherapist for British Weightlifting and the GB Mountain running team.

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Elite Performer

David Flatman

A former Saracens, Bath and England prop forward, David spent time at Bath RFC helping the next generation of aspiring professional players and is now the club’s Communications Director. He also works as a mentor to young sports performers.

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Biomechanics Tutor

Anthony Fletcher

Anthony is Director and Master Trainer for Intelligent Training Systems (ITS), training professionals to become Biomechanics Coaches.

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Elite Performer - UK Anti-Doping

Emily Freeman

GB sprinter who competed in the 2008 Olympics and three World Championships, Emily now works as a Personal Trainer and sits on the UK Anti-Doping Athlete Committee and is a UKAD National Trainer.

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Elite Performer

Toby Garbett

An Olympian and two time World Champion rower, Toby now compete in triathlons and has his own personal training business which provides fitness training to schools and private clients.

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Elite Performer - Lifestyle Management

Nick Gillingham MBE

Double Olympic medallist, World, European and Commonwealth swimming champion, he also set three world records in breaststroke. Nick is now Managing Director of Sports Communication Group Ltd and led the development of the world’s first online swimming race and technique analysis system.

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Eating Disorders Specialist

Dr Huw Goodwin

Visiting Fellow at the Loughborough University Centre for Research into Eating Disorders (LUCRED), Huw is also Co-ordinator for the National Centre for Eating Disorders in Sport. He is a specialist in the study of eating disorder psychopathology among athletes and sports performers. Huw is also a former member of the GB Handball team.

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Doctor

Dr Paul Goozee

A GP at Hildenborough Medical Group and Hospital Practitioner in Cardiology at Tunbridge Wells Hospital, Paul holds a Diploma in Sport and Exercise Medicine. He was a Team Doctor at London 2012 for the GB Athletics Team.

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Strength & Conditioning Coach

Nick Grantham

A qualified Strength & Conditioning Coach, Nick has worked with the Football Association, National Sports Medicine Institute, British Olympic Association and the UK Strength and Conditioning Association.

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Elite Performer

Andy Graffin

A GB international athlete at 1500m including the 2000 Olympic Games and a former training partner of Dame Kelly Holmes, Andy was a Supervisor for ‘On Camp with Kelly’ from 2004 to 2012.

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Elite Performer - UK Anti-Doping

Darren Harris

Represented Paralympics GB in 5-a-side football at the London 2012 and competed in judo at Beijing 2008. Darren is a UKAD Educator delivering the 100% me programme.

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Elite Performer

Claire Harvey

Former international rugby union player, Claire is now captain of the GB Sitting Volleyball team including the team that competed at the London 2012 Paralympic Games. She also works as a mentor for young sports performers.

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Elite Performer

Anna Hemmings MBE

A two time Olympian and six times World Champion canoeist, Anna is now a Performance Coach, speaker and mentor for aspiring young athletes.

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Nutritionist

Mhairi Keil

Mhairi works with a number of Olympic and Paralympic sports performers through consultancy work and with the English Institute of Sport. Also she is lead Nutritionist for British Gymnastics, the English National Ballet School and the Royal Ballet School.

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Media Trainer

Tom Knight

Tom has been a journalist for 30 years, attending nine Olympic Games covering sport for national newspapers including The Daily Telegraph and magazines, and is now a Director of Sybil Ruscoe Media.

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Athletics Coach

Tony Lester

Tony has coached six athletes to Olympic and World Championship medals and was employed as a full-time Sprints Coach by UK Athletics from 2000 to 2012. Tony has also worked with international rugby players and Premiership footballers to improve their speed and agility.

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Elite Performer - Fitness Instructor

Jaine Lock

A former England rugby player, Jaine was Captain of the first England side to tour and play against South Africa and is now a Fitness Instructor and Personal Trainer.

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Elite Performer

Mark Lynch

A former professional footballer who played for Manchester United and Sunderland, Mark now uses his experience to inspire and motivate young players to achieve their potential.

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Physiologist

David Macutkiewicz

David is a BASES accredited Sports Physiologist who provides support to British athletes preparing for the forthcoming summer and winter Olympic Games.

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Physiotherapist

Penny Macutkiewicz

Penny has worked in elite sport since 2002 with UK Athletics, British Swimming, British Rowing and the English Institute of Sport including at the 2008 and 2012 Paralympic Games.

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Physiotherapist

Lucy Thomas

A former England international at cross country, Lucy graduated from Birmingham University with a BSc in Physiotherapy. She now provides physiotherapy support for the Birmingham University Athletics Team and at the UK Athletics Major Events Series.

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Elite Performer

Alastair McKean

A former GB rower, he was Paralympic bronze medallist in the coxed four at the 2008 Paralympic Games and a multiple medallist at the World Championships. Alastair is now a Teacher in Canterbury.

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Physiotherapist

Fraser McKinney

Fraser is lead Physiotherapist for GB Basketball and has extensive experience of working with elite performers from a variety of sports at The Coach House Sports Physiotherapy Clinic in Leeds.

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Sponsorship Manager

John Mulcahy

Sponsorship Manager for British Cycling, John previously worked in the Commercial team at UK Athletics and leading sports marketing agency Fast Track.

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Lawn Bowls Coach

Ian Paddy

Northern Area Coach for the English Bowls Coaching Society, Ian was a successful player at County level competing at several national finals.

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Lawn Bowls Coach

Patsy Paddy

A Level 3 bowls Coach, Patsy is active in the development and publication of new coaching material for the English Bowls Coaching Society and the English Bowls Association.

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Psychologist

Katie Page

Katie is the Founder of Mind Training for Sport and works with a wide range of athletes from elite junior through to senior international, Olympic and Paralympic level.

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Elite Performer

Alistair Patrick-Hesleton

A former player with QPR, Alistair made a full recovery from a serious car accident to represent GB at CP football at the London 2012 Paralympic Games. He now works as a mentor inspiring young people through sport, and was formerly a Rising Star on the Jaguar Academy of Sport Programme.

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Physiotherapist

Tim Piggott

Tim is a Physiotherapist to national and international rowers, triathletes and equestrian riders. He works as a Lecturer for Applied Sciences at Sunderland University and competes in triathlon, and also coaches the sport.

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Athletics Coach

Daniel Plummer

A former international sprinter, Daniel currently coaches some of the country’s leading sprinters and works with professional rugby league players, international rugby union players and academy level footballers.

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Doctor

Dr Noel Pollock

Noel is a Sports Medicine Doctor for British Athletics, attending a number of major championships, and was sports medicine lead Doctor in the Olympic Stadium at the London 2012 Olympic Games.

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Doctor

Dr John Rogers

John is a Consultant in Sport and Exercise Medicine and Medical Officer to British Athletics, working at a number of major championships including the London 2012 Olympic Games.

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Physiotherapist

Alison Rose

A former international marathon runner, Alison runs The Coach House Sports Physiotherapy Clinic in Leeds. She has a key member of the support team for Dame Kelly Holmes in Athens 2004 and Jessica Ennis in London 2012. Alison was also lead Physiotherapist for ‘On Camp with Kelly’ from 2004 until 2012.

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Media Trainer

Sybil Ruscoe

Sybil has worked in journalism since 1978 primarily on national television and radio including as a Presenter on Channel 4 Cricket, BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio 5 Live. She now runs her own media company Sybil Ruscoe Media, delivering media training to a variety of clients.

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Parental Coach

Michael Schofield

Michael is an Associate Lecturer and Tutor for Fairhaven Consultancy and specialises in working with organisations, teams and individuals on effective communication and behavioural change.

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Parental Coach

Sonya Shellard

Sonya is a Director at Fairhaven Consultancy Ltd and specialises in bringing about behavioural change at an organisational, team or individual level and has designed ‘Coaching Skills for Parents’ workshops.

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Elite Performer

Sue Smith

Sue plays for Leeds United FC and has represented the England Women’s Football Team since the age of 17, amassing over 90 caps.

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Elite Performer

Stacey Smith

A middle distance athlete who was educated and mentored through Kelly Holmes Education’s flagship programme ‘On Camp with Kelly’, Stacey has progressed to mentoring young people and assisting with the delivery of workshops.

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Physiologist

Kate Spilsbury

A PhD researcher at Loughborough University and the EIS, Kate has worked at a number of UKA altitude camps with Olympic and Paralympic athletes. She is currently conducting a study on the effects of tapering.

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Elite Performer - Goal Setting

Bryan Steel

A member of the GB cycling team for 18 years, Brian won two Olympic medals, plus five World Championship and two Commonwealth Games medals. He now runs the ‘Winning Mindset’ programme, The Bryan Steel Academy for Cycling and has developed the Bryan Steel Mentoring System.

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Elite Performer

Casey Stoney

The current Captain of England Women’s Football Team and the Team GB for the 2012 London Olympics, Casey has earned over 100 caps for England. She also works in coaching and mentoring young people.

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Nutritionist

Louise Sutton

Louise is a Principal Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Nutrition at Leeds Metropolitan University and has 20 years of experience advising elite sports performers from a range of sports including athletics, tennis, cricket, rugby and football.

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Pilates Expert Coach

Sandrine Walker

A qualified PhysicalMind Institute New York Instructor for Mat, Standing Pilates and Pilates Equipment. Trained in Gyrotonic, Gyrokinesis and TRX and developer of the Barreplus method. Sandrine owns her own studio in Tunbridge Wells and gives talks, lectures and workshops on pilates.

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Trainer & Counsellor

Gwenda Ward

A former international athlete who competed at the 1964 Olympics, Gwenda researches and campaigns on gender issues in sport and helped develop specific coaching modules for UK Athletics.

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Psychologist

Anna Waters

Anna is a BPS Chartered Sport Psychologist who runs her own Performance Psychology Consultancy company, Chrianna Consultants. She works with a wide range of sporting organisations including UK Athletics, the English Institute of Sport and the British Olympic Association.

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Elite Performer

Adam Whitehead

Former international swimmer, he represented Great Britain for ten years, winning Commonwealth and European gold medals in breaststroke. Adam is now a Mentor and Athlete Programme Manager at the DKH Legacy Trust.

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Elite Performer

Anthony Whiteman

A two times Olympian and training partner for Dame Kelly Holmes prior to Athens 2004, Anthony now works as a registered Personal Trainer and Fitness Coach for Grimsby Town FC. He is the only person to have run a sub 4 minute mile in the over 40 category, and still competes internationally.

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Media Trainer

Alec Wilkinson

Alec is an experienced Sports Broadcaster who has set up his own company to help athletes, coaches and sports administrators achieve better results when dealing with the media.

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Elite Performer

Sarah Winckless

Olympic Bronze medallist and double World Champion in rowing, Sarah is now Chair of the BOA Athletes’ Commission. She has developed a career as a Performance Coach and Mentor, to young athletes.

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Sports Massage Therapist

Sarah Whitlock

A former Women’s Premiership footballer, Sarah is a qualified Sports Massage Therapist who holds ITEC diplomas in sports massage, holistic massage and Indian head massage.

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Elite Performer - Media Trainer

Cathy Wood

Cathy has competed in five Ironman Triathlons representing GB at European and World level. She is now a Freelance Sports Writer, Consultant and Mentor for the DKH Legacy Trust.

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Elite Performer

Rachel Yankey

Rachel is a leading member of the England’s Women’s football team, and an Olympian representing GB at London 2012. An Arsenal Ladies FC Player, she is now England’s most capped footballer, after beating Peter Shilton’s record in June 2013.

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