Seven athletes join the UK Athletics Athletes’ Commission for a two-year term

British pole vault record-holder Holly Bradshaw and two-time Paralympic sprint gold medallist Richard Whitehead are among seven athletes to have been appointed to the UK Athletics Athletes’ Commission.

They will be joined by decathlete Ashley Bryant, discus thrower Dan Greaves, 3000m and cross country runner Andy Heyes, club thrower Stephen Miller and triple jumper Naomi Ogbeta in serving an initial two-year term on the commission.

Existing members include chair Hannah England, vice chairs John Pares and Richard Yates, Abdul Buhari and Vanessa Wallace, with the commission’s aim being “to promote a healthy and productive relationship between the athletes the commission represents and the national governing body”.

“We are delighted to welcome the new members on to the UKA Athlete’s Commission,” said England.

“They bring with them a wealth of international experience and a broad perspective that will help us effectively represent our internationally competing athletes.

“We had 16 fantastic candidates for these positions, and we would like to thank all those that nominated themselves and those who took the opportunity to vote.

“We would also like to thank Robbie Britton, Tom Bosworth, Jamie Bowie, Dai Greene, and Goldie Sayers for their contributions over the last two years.”

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