Deas starts Ambassador role with BAC

Deas starts Ambassador role with BAC

British Skeleton’s Olympic bronze medalist, Laura Deas, has joined the British Athletes Commission (BAC) as an athlete ambassador as she continues her journey towards Beijing 2022.

Deas is the longest serving athlete within the British Skeleton programme and she will now use that experience to help champion athlete voices across the sporting sphere.

The 32-year-old, who is also a UK Anti-Doping Athlete Commission member, joins sprinter Adam Gemili and Paralympic Champion Hannah Cockcroft as the BAC’s ambassadors for 2021.

“I’m really excited and honoured to take on this role with the BAC,” said Deas, who started her skeleton career in 2009 and has been the team’s Athlete Rep since the last Olympic cycle. 

“I’ve been aware of their brilliant work for a number of years now and can’t wait to help support their vital service to British athletes.”

Former gymnast and double Olympian, Kristian Thomas, who oversees the work done by the organisation on athlete representation and athlete voice in his role as Athlete Engagement Manager, is looking forward to seeing the impact Deas and her new colleagues can have throughout the year. 

“We’re really pleased to have Hannah, Laura and Adam on board. All three have huge amounts of experience, and extensive knowledge of the importance of athlete voice and athlete experience,” said Thomas.

“As an organisation, we saw more athletes than ever turning to the BAC in 2020. Being able to maintain a high quality, consistent and reliable service to the athletes who put their trust in us is our highest priority, and we’re thrilled to be able to call upon three such distinguished athletes to help us do just that.”