We’re delighted to be supporting a number of the UK’s most talented athletes. It is also an honour to have the support from the world-renowned Olympic hero, Colin Jackson. Find out more about Colin and some of our gold member athletes below.
Olympic and Commonwealth medallist, Colin Jackson is passionate about supporting up-coming athletes across the country through his role as ambassador for Everyone Active's Sporting Champions scheme. Colin’s career as a 110m hurdler, spanned over twenty years and he represented Great Britain and Wales at a number of international sporting events.
British gymnast, Max Whitlock made history in 2016 by becoming the most successful British Olympic Gymnast after winning two gold and a bronze medal at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, bringing his Olympic medal total to an impressive five medals.
Team GB and England Hockey Captain, Alex Danson MBE, is one of the best hockey players in the world today. Alex achieved sporting glory as part of the gold medal winning team who made history at the Rio Olympic Games as the first GB women’s hockey team to become Olympic Champions.
Middlesbrough-born Jade Jones, is one of Britain’s most exciting Paralympic talents. Jade competes on the track and road in the T54 wheelchair racing category. Throughout her career, Jade has made her mark on the international stage, most recently breaking the 1500m British Record in 2017. Jade also won a 1500m Commonwealth Bronze medal in 2014 and won silver and bronze medals in the 800m and 1500m at the 2014 European Championships.
22-year-old, Kelly Staddon, is a full-time judo athlete. She first took up the sport 18 years ago after watching members of her family compete, and since then has invested a lot of time and effort into competing at an international level.
At just 13 years old, figure skater Meg McFarlane has already achieved many successes.
Her love of skating began while watching television show Dancing On Ice. After seeing her enthusiasm for the sport, Meg’s parents encouraged her to give it a try and she has now been skating for eight years.
Watford-born Mitchell Dutton is a promising Paralympian. He competes in disabled sports ambient javelin and discus as an F38-classified athlete, and has worked his way up to become a member of Team GB.
Triathlete, Corinne Moss, first began participating in the sport in the run up to her 40th birthday. She hoped to demonstrate that everyone is capable of taking up a new sport, regardless of their age or ability.
Long-distance runner, Alyson Dixon is a great example of what you can achieve with lots of determination and a never-say-die attitude. Born in Sunderland, she regularly trains at our Silksworth Community, Pool Tennis and Wellness Centre.