Éire
Rowland-Evans

Place of birthGloucester

Age17
Height5'5"
Weight60kg

Éire Rowland-Evans earned selection for the British Bobsleigh youth squad after a series of trials in 2019.

Éire’s first experience of the sport came after her mum bought her a voucher for a taster day for her 16th birthday in the summer of 2018.

She was one of three girls who made the final cut to compete for Great Britain in four races in October and November 2019 and is now hoping to make it all the way to the Youth Olympic Games in Lausanne in January 2020.

Éire has an extensive and varied sporting background, having shone in traditional sports such as athletics, swimming and rugby, as well as the more unusual event of tug-of-war.

She regularly excelled in long jump, discus and the sprint events for the South West region of the Army Cadet Force (ACF) and is the National ACF Champion and record holder for the 200m. There is a similar success story when it comes to swimming, where Éire captains the South West and is the Regional ACF Champion for 100m freestyle, 100m backstroke, 50m butterfly and 100m individual medley. She is the National ACF Champion and record holder for 100m backstroke and previously swam for the Gloucester and Brockworth swimming clubs.

Éire had already represented her country on the global stage prior to starting bobsleigh as she captained England U18s at tug-of-war, leading the side to World Championship bronze in South Africa in September 2018. 

She joined Cheltenham Ladies College at the start of her sixth-form education and is currently studying for A Levels in Government and Politics, History and English Literature. Éire previously attended Ribston Hall Grammar School in Gloucester.