Winter Olympic medallist Laura Deas to help champion GB’s elite athletes as 2021 Athlete Ambassador for British Athletes Commission

02 March 2021

University of Bath-based Olympic skeleton medallist Laura Deas has been named as one of three British Athletes Commission (BAC) Athletes Ambassadors for 2021.

Deas, who trains with the British Bobsleigh & Skeleton Association (BBSA) at the Team Bath Sports Training Village, will work alongside track and field athletes Hannah Cockroft and Adam Gemili to help the organisation ensure that the voice of GB’s elite athletes is constantly championed.

“I’m really excited and honoured to take on this role with the BAC,” said PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic bronze-medallist Deas, who is currently training towards the Beijing 2022 Games. “I’ve been aware of their brilliant work for a number of years now and can’t wait to help support their vital service to British athletes.”

The BAC’s Athlete Engagement Manager, double Olympian Kristian Thomas, believes Deas and her fellow ambassadors will play a vital role as 2021 develops.

“We’re really pleased to have Hannah, Laura and Adam on board,” he said “All three have huge amounts of experience, and extensive knowledge of the importance of athlete voice and athlete experience.

“As an organisation, we saw more athletes than ever turning to the BAC in 2020. Being able to maintain a high quality, consistent and reliable service to the athletes who put their trust in us is our highest priority, and we’re thrilled to be able to call upon three such distinguished athletes to help us do just that.”

Click here to find out more about the British Athletes Commission.

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