The British Olympic Association (BOA) Athletes’ Commission is a Committee of the BOA Board which that has been 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 Sarah Winckless is responsible for feeding the views of the Commission back to the BOA Board, of which she is a member.

Chair of the BOA Athletes’ Commission

We are currently recruiting for the position of Chair of the BOA Athletes’ Commission for the next term of four years. This is a paid role for approximately 30 days per year from January 2015 to December 2018.  Athletes who have competed for Team GB at an Olympic Games since Turin 2006 are eligible to apply.  Please contact christine.bower@teamgb.com for the job description.  The closing date for applications is 25 August 2014 and interviews will take place on 11th September 2014 in London.

We will also be holding an election for six new members of the Athletes’ Commission for the next four years, also starting in January 2015. This is a fantastic opportunity for athletes to develop valuable skills that will help prepare them for careers after sport, or a great way for them to get involved with the work of the BOA. Athletes who have competed in an Olympic Games since Salt Lake City 2002 are eligible to stand.  Information will be circulated in August.

The current members of the Commission are:

  1. Adam Pengilly (IOC Athletes’ Commission) – Skeleton

  2. Ben Hawes – Hockey

  3. James Cracknell – Rowing

  4. Goldie Sayers – Athletics

  5. Henry Nwume – Bobsleigh

  6. Jackie Lockheart – Curling           

  7. Heather Fell – Modern Pentathlon

  8. Karen Pickering – Swimming

  9. Christian Malcolm – Athletics

  10. Katherine Grainger – Rowing

  11. Leon Taylor – Diving

  12. Sarah Gosling – Sailing

  13. Kate Walsh – Hockey