Brogan
Crowley

Place of birthSaddleworth

Age25
Height5' 10"
Weight70kg

Brogan Crowley made her World Cup debut in Sigulda in the final race of the 2019/20 season.

Brogan placed 22nd in Latvia in that first top-tier race in February and was 16th in the European Championships at the same venue.

Injury limited her to just two other races all season as she finished sixth on both occasions in Intercontinental Cup (ICC) competition in Winterberg and Konigssee prior to Christmas.

Brogan won ICC silver in the penultimate race of the previous campaign in Lake Placid in January 2019, having enjoyed a superb season on the Europa Cup (EC) circuit the previous year. She was the overall Europa Cup Champion in the 2017/18 season as she won one gold, three silver and a brace of bronze medals and was never outside the top four in eight races.

Brogan entered the British Skeleton programme through the Power2Podium scheme after seeing an advertisement following the Sochi Winter Olympics in 2014. She had always wanted to participate in a winter sport but wasn’t sure what sport would suit her best.

A former Great Britain junior heptathlete, Brogan had been struggling with an ankle injury due to the repetitive nature of the jumping and throwing events within that sport and taking on a new challenge with skeleton came at the perfect time in her career.

She finished fifth on her GB debut in the North American Cup in Lake Placid in March 2016 and she showed her consistency in her first full season on ice by placing in the top 12 in each of her eight European Cup races. Brogan ended the 2016/17 season with a ninth-placed finish in her first World Junior Championships in Sigulda.

BROGAN IN HER OWN WORDS...

  • Nickname: BroCro, although Brogy Bear is becoming my new nickname amongst some of the skele squad!
  • Most likely to be spotted: I enjoy watching football and I am a keen Manchester City supporter so in the football season, when I’m home from university, I am most likely be found at the Etihad Stadium alongside my family. I also enjoy socialising with friends from back home as we don’t get to see each other often as we’re all at different universities
  • Least likely to be found: in any restaurant that specialises in spicy food! I'm not a fan and my mouth can't tolerate it at all. I have even struggled with Spaghetti Bolognese being too spicy a couple of times!
  • Me in three: cool, calm and collected
  • Hero: Jessica Ennis-Hill. When I was competing in my first international heptathlon for England, I was sitting in the team hotel on the Saturday night when Jess was competing in the second day of the heptathlon at London 2012 and, after seeing Jess, Mo Farah and Greg Rutherford all achieve gold medals in a matter of minutes, I felt inspired. I admire Jess’ determination, commitment and hard work
  • Random fact: I have a phobia of whales and being in the open sea. I also have very small ears!
  • If I wasn’t a slider: I would most likely still be competing in athletics doing the heptathlon and the 100m hurdles. I represented Great Britain U20s in the indoor pentathlon, as well as England U20s in the heptathlon, long jump, and 60m hurdles. I am also the English Schools Combined Events Senior Girls 100m hurdles record holder - something I am very proud of as Jess Ennis-Hill also participated in this competition when she was that age