The British Olympic Association (BOA) Athletes’ Commission is a Committee of the BOA Board created to bring the perspective and expertise of athletes to the many initiatives and programmes operated by the BOA. The Commission ensures that the athletes’ voice is at the heart of everything the BOA does.  It was formed in 2010 and meets every 2 months. As Chair Ben Hawes is responsible for feeding the views of the Commission back to the BOA Board, of which he is a member.


The Current Commission members are:

Ben Hawes, Hockey, Chair

Adam Pengilly, Skeleton, Member of the IOC Athletes’ Commission

Eric Boateng, Basketball

James Cracknell, Rowing

Jon Eley, Short Track Speed Skating

Heather Fell, Modern Pentathlon

Sarah Gosling, Sailing

Katherine Grainger, Rowing

Claire Hamilton, Curling

Christian Malcolm, Athletics

Kate Richardson-Walsh, Hockey

Nathan Robertson, Badminton

Goldie Sayers, Athletics

Leon Taylor, Diving