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.
Colin Ray Jackson, CBE is one of the greatest athletes in the history of world athletics. Colin’s career as a hurdler, specialising in the 110 metres hurdles, spanned over 20 years before he retired in in 2003. He represented both Great Britain and Wales, won an Olympic silver medal, became world champion twice over, world indoor champion once, went undefeated at the European Championships for 12 years and was a two-time Commonwealth champion.
Olympic artistic gymnast, Brinn Bevan, is one of Team GB’s rising talents. The 20-year-old was part of the British Men’s team who competed at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, and the silver medal-winning team at the 2015 World Championships. Brinn also won bronze on the pommel horse at the 2015 European Games.
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.
20-year-old Katie Bradley is one of the country’s most promising Taekwondo talents. She has represented Great Britain a number of times at cadet, junior and U21 levels in the European, Commonwealth and World Majors.
25-year-old Kola competes in the triple jump. He first got involved with athletics in primary school and has been competing in his sport for 12 years. In that time he has won gold twice in at the National Indoor Championships as well as reached the finals at the World Junior 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.
Paralympic champion, Matt Wylie, is one of the UK’s top para-swimming talents. Matt began swimming as a form of rehabilitation from a major surgery on his leg, and has gone on to be ranked as number one in the world.
16-year-old, Joshua Cowperthwaite is a long distance runner from Middlesbrough. Racing on the track, road and field, Joshua has represented Great Britain in a number of junior events, including the English National Cross Country Championships which he won in 2016.
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.
International long jumper, Daniel Bramble, is a three time British Indoor Champion. He is one of Britain’s top long jumping talents, with an impressive personal best of 8.21metres that ranks as the 5th furthest jump on the UK all-time list.
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.
Nathan is one of Great Britain’s most prestigious triple jump talents. After breaking the UK U15 national record at 14, he became the first and only person of that age in British history to jump over 14meters (14.11m).