News Archive, Category: Athletes

John Baines

28 January 2014

Sport/Event > Bobsleigh Date and Place of Birth > 26 September 1985, Middlesbrough Occupation > Royal Air Force Biography > Like many of the bobsleigh squad here at Team Bath, John was initially a sprinter, winning 100m and 200m titles at county level. He switched to bobsleigh in 2008, becoming a Brakeman. He can normally be found working as a communication specialist for the Royal Air Force. Career Highlights > 19th - 4-man, Winter Olympics,...

Stuart Benson

19 December 2013

Sport/Event > Bobsleigh Date and Place of Birth > 12 February 1981 Occupation > Royal Air Force avionics technician Biography > Already an accomplished triple jumper, 200m runner and 60m indoor sprinter - Scottish champion no less - Stuart began his bobsleigh career in the summer of 2011 and now finds himself as a brakeman in the Team GB set-up. Career highlights > 5th - 4-man, Winter Olympics, Sochi, Russia, February 2014 Selected for Team...

Lamin Deen

17 October 2013

Sport: Bobsleigh Date of Birth: 17 June 1981 Occupation: British Army Biography: Lamin made his Winter Olympic Games debut at Sochi 2014 as driver of GBR2 in both the four-man and two-man competitions, placing 19th and 23rd respectively. He made the switch from brakeman having missed out on selection for the Vancouver 2010 Games. He became Britain's number-one driver after Sochi and guided the four-man crew to fifth place at the 2015 World Championships. After finishing on the...

Brad Hall

17 October 2013

Sport: Bobsleigh Date of birth: 16 November 1990 Biography: After making the switch from skeleton to bobsleigh in 2012, Brad has impressed as both a brakeman and driver. It was in the latter role that he guided Bruce Tasker, Joel Fearon and Greg Cackett to World Cup bronze at Park City in November 2017 – Britain’s first medal on the circuit for four years. The former rugby player and decathlete has also been a medallist on...

Mica McNeill

17 October 2013

[caption id="attachment_56149" align="alignright" width="292"] Mica McNeill and Mica Moore celebrate after being crowned as Junior World Bobsleigh Champions in January 2017[/caption] Sport: Bobsleigh Date of birth: 25 September 1993. Biography: The 2017 World Junior Champion, Mica has established herself as Britain’s number-one women’s bobsleigh driver and looks set to make her Winter Olympic Games debut at PyeongChang 2018 with Mica Moore. Although still classed as a junior, Mica has competed at the past three World...

Olly Biddulph

17 October 2013

Sport: Bobsleigh Date Arrived at Team Bath: September 2013 University of Bath Course of Study: Sports Performance Biography: Olly is a driver with the British Bobsleigh team, which has its headquarters at the University of Bath. He started studying for a Sports Performance degree in 2013 and was previously supported by a University of Bath Santander Sports Scholarship. For a full biography profile, visit

Joel Fearon

18 November 2012

Sport: Bobsleigh Date of Birth: 11 October 1988 Occupation: Full-time athlete Biography: Originally a 100m and 200m runner, Joel took up bobsleigh in 2011. He now bases the majority of his training at the University of Bath's Sports Training Village alongside the rest of Team GB. For a full biography profile, visit  

John Jackson

29 July 2012

Sport: Bobsleigh Date of Birth: 11 April 1977 Occupation: Corporal in the Royal Marines Commando Biography: For a full biography profile, visit  

Andrew Matthews

25 February 2012

Sport: Bobsleigh Date of Birth: 26 Ocotber 1984 Occupation: Learning/behaviour mentor Biography: Andrew began his career in bobsleigh in 2012 having spent many years as a 100m sprinter. In his athletics career, he won gold in the 4x100m relay at the 2003 European Junior Athletics Championships in Tampere, Finland. For a full biography profile, visit  

Ben Simons

20 January 2012

Sport: Bobsleigh Date of Birth: 13 November 1986 Occupation: Full-time athlete Biography: In a previous life Ben was a sprinter, representing Wales in the 100m and 4x100m relay as well as dabbling in long jump, football and rugby. He came to bobsleigh in 2012 where his speed and acceleration was put to use in the launching process. For a full biography profile, visit

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