Athlete Program

Greg Thompson

Greg Thompson

British Discus champion Greg Thompson has not had an easy road to the top. Overlooked and underestimated, Greg has overcome a lack of funding and support to earn his place in the top echelons of athletics, embodying the qualities of determination and resilience that...

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Shida Leni

Shida Leni

Growing up in war-torn Arua, Northern Uganda, 400m runners Shida Leni has little access to the resources she needed to develop in her sport. From a childhood spent selling mats on the streets of Arua, Shida won a place at university, before going on to represent...

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Radosław Kawęcki

Radosław Kawęcki

One of many Polish Athlete Program members, three-time European champion Radosław has been a leading figure in international swimming for a decade. Twice a world championships silver medalist in the 200m backstroke, Kawęcki narrowly missed the medals at London 2012,...

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Billy Stairmand

Billy Stairmand

Born and raised in the surf town of Raglan, Billy started surfing at the age of 9 and won his first national scholastics in New Zealand at the age of 13. He rose to international awareness when he defeated surf legend and 10-time world champion Kelly Slater in 2011,...

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Margielyn Didal

Margielyn Didal

Growing up in Cebu City, Philippines, Margie carried the hopes of a nation as she made her Olympic debut at Tokyo 2020. When her hometown’s only public skatepark was shut down, the 22-year-old trained beneath a bridge before successfully campaigning for, and helping...

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Aleksandra Mirosław

Aleksandra Mirosław

Aleksandra became interested in sport climbing in 2007 after ending her junior swimming career. In 2009, she won her first Junior speed climbing world champion title and by 2012 was a major force in the senior ranks, setting the European record and picking up World...

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Skye Nicolson

Skye Nicolson

The reigning Commonwealth Games gold medallist, Skye has always focused on being a positive role model for young girls in a male-dominated sport. The 25-year-old featherweight has been boxing for more than half her life, and when women’s boxing became an Olympic sport...

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