Placement Student

Jack Westley joined the BBSA as one of two placement students for the British Skeleton programme ahead of the 2022/23 season.

Jack reports to the Head of Talent, Research and Innovation providing performance support across a range of disciplines within the British Skeleton pathway, including analysis and data basing; performance benchmarking and data tracking of international trends; S&C and physiotherapy support; and logistical and operational assistance during both the off season and sliding season at home and abroad.

He has a particular interest in performance analysis and sports science in high performance sport but is keen to experience as many disciplines as possible during his time with the BBSA.

A student at the University of Surrey, Jack is into his third year of a four-year Sport and Exercise Science degree.

Jack has a varied sporting background, having competed in gymnastics, hockey, cricket and athletics. He was ranked in the top 10 in the UK in the latter as a pole vaulter in the U17 category with a personal best of 4.1m.

Hailing from Chessington in South West London, he has been a Wimbledon ball boy for five years - taking part in the men’s final on multiple occasions - and was part of the American Express advertising campaign on billboards around London.