We are very proud to have the support and involvement of numerous Olympic, international, and inspiring athletes, including:
Dame Kelly Holmes DBE MBE – Double Olympic gold medal winner having won both the 800 metre and 1500 metre finals at Athens in 2004. Dame Kelly is now giving back to the community through her own charity, Dame Kelly Holmes Trust, using mentors to get 16 to 24-year-olds not in education, employment, or training into work.
Lizzy Yarnold MBE – Cemented her place in sporting history after winning every major title in her sport of skeleton in just 407 days. Lizzy is the current Olympic, World, and European Champion.
Charlotte Evans MBE – 2014 Winter Paralympic skiing gold medal winner who combined with partner Kelly Gallagher to win the Women’s Super G in Sochi. In the process, Charlotte and Kelly became the first-ever British gold medalists at a Winter Paralympics.
Will Bayley MBE – World Champion in 2014, Will realised his dream of becoming Paralympic table tennis champion in Rio in 2016. Will’s celebration after claiming gold in Brazil was one of the most iconic images of the Games. Born with rare congenital disorder arthrogryposis in Royal Tunbridge Wells.
Jack Green – 2012 Olympian who competed in both the 400 metre hurdles and 4 x 400 metre relay events at the Summer Olympic Games in London. Jack also represented Team GB in the 400m hurdles event at the Rio Olympics in 2016.
Dina Asher-Smith – Became the fastest British woman in history when setting national records over 100m and 200m in 2015. In 2016, Dina claimed a memorable Olympic bronze medal in Rio as part of the 4x100m relay team, which followed her winning gold at the European Championships over 200m. Dina was World Junior Champion over 100 metres in 2014.
Tom Bosworth – Sevenoaks-born race walker who currently holds five British records. Tom finished 6th in the 20km walk event at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio. Went to the same preparatory school as fellow Kent Sports Trust Foundation ambassador Lizzy Yarnold MBE.
Ashley Jackson – England and GB international hockey player who has featured in three Olympics, including Rio 2016. The East Grinstead Hockey Club star is regarded as one of the best hockey players in the world.
Kat Driscoll – Great Britain’s #1 trampolinist, and has been ranked as world #1. Kat competed in the 2012 Olympics in London and finished 6th overall at the Summer Olympic Games in Rio in 2016.
Andrew Sheridan – Recently retired rugby union international prop with 40 England caps and 2 British & Irish Lions caps to his name. Played the full 80 minutes in the 2007 Rugby World Cup Final. Had spells at Richmond, Bristol, Sale Sharks, and Toulon, lifting the 2013 Heineken Cup while playing in France.
Rachael Burford – Rugby World Cup winner with England who played for Medway Rugby Club and was the first female professional player on the Rugby Players’ Association players’ board.
Terry Hollands – First British competitor in over 10 years to gain a Top 3 place at World’s Strongest Man in 2007. Finished 3rd again four years later in the same competition. Former UK’s Strongest Man, Britain’s Strongest Man, and England’s Strongest Man.
George Digweed MBE – Multi-World and European English sport shooter clay-shooting champion. He has now won 26 world titles, 19 European titles, 4 European Compak titles, and 12 world cups. George became the first man ever to shoot ‘100 straight’ in a World Championship event in 2011.
Andy Fordham – One of the most popular darts players on the professional circuit, Dartford-based Andy “The Viking” Fordham was the winner of the 2004 BDO World Darts Championship and the 1999 Winmau World Masters.
Barry Hawkins – Born in Ditton, Barry Hawkins is one of the leading all-round snooker players on the planet. Since reaching the final of the 2013 World Snooker Championship, “The Hawk” has won the Players Championship and the World Grand Prix. Barry has also finished runner-up at the Northern Ireland Open and The Masters.
Ben Smith – Raised over £315,000 for Stonewall and Kidscape by completing 401 marathons in the space of 401 days between September 2015 and October 2016. Ben ran some of his 26.2-mile events in Kent.
Geraint Jones MBE – Former Kent and England wicketkeeper who won the Ashes in 2005. Now working as a PE teacher, Geraint spent over 13 years at Canterbury, winning 34 Test caps in the process.
Rob Key – Former Kent captain and England batsman with 15 Test matches to his name. Guided Kent to the 2007 Twenty20 Cup Finals Day victory and scored almost 20,000 career first-class runs in an 18-year spell with Kent Cricket. Currently working with Sky Sports.
James Tredwell – Ashford-born left-handed batsman and right-arm off break bowler who made his debut for Kent in 2001. James was appointed Kent county captain for the 2013 season, made his Test debut for England in 2010, and has taken over 750 wickets in his career. Currently in his testimonial year with the club.
Darren Stevens – Kent Cricket all-rounder with over 20,000 runs and 500 wickets on his CV. Darren is regarded as one of the best players never to have played international cricket.
Danny Spiller – Former professional footballer with Gillingham Football Club who spent over nine seasons with the club in two spells, registering over 150 appearances.
Liu Batchelor – Former professional wakeboarder who participated in 100 different sports in the space of 100 days for Sport Relief.
Tony Gilham – Former professional racing driver and now owner of Team HARD Racing, which competes in the British Touring Car Championship and other series around the country.