Place of birthPerth, Scotland


Ally Kay joined the British Bobsleigh programme ahead of the 2022/23 sliding season after impressing at summer trials.

Ally earned selection for Brad Hall’s pre-season camp in Germany and was subsequently picked to slide with Nick Gleeson on the Europa Cup circuit.

He made his debut behind double Olympian Gleeson in Lillehammer in November, finishing 11th in back-to-back races at the start of the season.

Outside of bobsleigh, Ally works in the Civil Service and is an officer in the Army Reserves. It was through the latter that he got his first taste of bobsleigh, although it wasn’t the smoothest of starts as he broke every bone on the right side of his face and had four metal plates and pins inserted as a result of a crash in Winterberg at the 2020 Army Championships.

Ally previously competed in fencing, reaching British Championships level before the switch to bobsleigh.


  • Nickname: Special Kay
  • Most likely to be spotted: eating
  • Least likely to be found: getting a tan
  • Me in three: non-stop Dad jokes
  • Heroes: Nick Gleeson - how couldn't he be?
  • Random fact: avocados are a fruit, not a vegetable
  • If I wasn’t a slider: I'm a Civil Servant and in the Army Reserves