Place of birthAldershot


Luke Dawes joined the British Bobsleigh team in the summer of 2019, having previously played both rugby and football to a high standard.

Luke played Academy level football until he was 16 and went on to play rugby union in the Welsh Premiership and on the UK Sevens Series circuit.

A serving Paratrooper since 2014, Luke represented the Army at rugby league before getting into bobsleigh via the military in 2017. 

He has twice competed at the military’s premier sliding sports competition, the Inter Services Championships, (both as a driver and a brakeman) and will now work with Brad Hall and his crew for the 2019/20 IBSF season.


  • Nickname: Dawesy
  • Most likely to be spotted: under my girlfriend's thumb 
  • Least likely to be found: in the sea
  • Me in three: energetic, passionate, competitive
  • Heroes: my parents: they both pushed me to be the best I can be and supported me in everything 
  • Random fact: i have a strange body: I still have a baby tooth, have one leg longer than the other and have three tumours 
  • If I wasn’t a slider: I’d continue my career as a Paratrooper 
  • Career highlights: twice competing at the Inter Services and then getting selected to compete for Great Britain