colin jackson ambassador

Colin Jackson, CBE, is currently our only Sporting Champions Ambassador and he performs sterling work in this role. As legitimate athletics royalty, there are few who can rival him as a mentor, motivator and a guide. Twice a World Champion at the 110m hurdles, and long-time world-record holder for both the 110m outdoor and the 60m indoor events, he’s gone on to forge a successful media career as both a commentator and pundit for the BBC, as well as appearing on Strictly Come Dancing and Dancing on Ice.

As a Sporting Champions Ambassador, Colin’s role is to use his experience and expertise to pass on to the next generation of super-talented youngsters – both to our Elite athletes and those entering the scheme at the Sporting Champion level. Colin will be available to the athletes at a number of mentoring days throughout the year, each of which focus on a different aspect of a young sports person’s life, such as learning how to talk to the media, to managing your finances as a self-employed athlete.

Everyone Active and Colin have enjoyed a long and fruitful relationship both within and without the Sporting Champions programme. As well as playing a key role in the scheme, Colin is also frequently seen at centre open days and new centre openings, encouraging people – young and old – to take up activity; a subject he’s incredibly passionate about!