Vicky Macqueen: Rugby 7s

Vicky Macqueen is a retired England Rugby star, with 23 15’s caps and 12 7’s caps to her name. Her experience on the pitch and her talent for coaching makes her the perfect candidate for an Athlete Mentor at this year’s School Games National Finals. Having been Head of PE at a local school, Vicky…

Liz Johnson: Swimming

Three-time Paralympic medalist Liz Johnson is a 2017 School Games Athlete Mentor, specialising in swimming. Having defied her cerebral palsy to achieve numerous successes, Liz won the 2008 Paralympic Gold and achieving a triple gold medal streak in the 2006 IPC World Championships. Having recently retired from competitive swimming, Liz is a great asset to…

Ben Pipes: Volleyball

Ben Pipes, an international and Olympic volleyball player, is an Athlete Mentor at the 2017 School Games. Joining the volleyball scene at 15, Ben had already become professional by 17 and by the time of the 2012 Olympics, he was Great Britain captain. After his Olympic debut, Ben has spent seven year playing professionally abroad.…

Sarah Clark: Judo

Sarah Clark is a renowned British judoka, with three Olympics under her belt. Sarah competed in the half-middleweight (-63kg) classification and has won a whole host of medals. She retired in 2014 after winning gold at the Commonwealth Games. Now 39, she holds more than ten British and Scottish titles and her knowledge is invaluable for…

Montell Douglas: Athletics

Montell Douglas has had an impressive athletics career so far as a British sprinter, formerly holding the British record for the 100m at 11.05 seconds. In 2008, Montell competed at the Beijing Olympics in the 100m, as well as the 4x100m with the GB relay team, where they reached the final. Having experienced record breaking…

Louise Hunt: Wheelchair Tennis

Competing internationally and in the Paralympics, Louise Hunt has consistently demonstrated passion and skill in wheelchair tennis. Born with spina bifida, Louise let nothing hold her back. Describing how tennis surrounded her home as a child, with courts opposite her house, she told us how she had always felt destined to play. After ten world…