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.

Having previously competed as both a brakeman and a pilot at the military’s premier sliding sports competition, the Inter Services Championships, Luke made his GB debut on the Europa Cup circuit in Konigssee in December 2019.

He stepped up to the World Cup circuit just a fortnight later, finishing ninth alongside Brad Hall, Taylor Lawrence and Greg Cackett in Winterberg. He featured in every 4-man World Cup race that followed in 2019/20 and made his 2-man debut in Sigulda in February 2020.

Luke ended his debut international season with a superb seventh-place finish in the 4-man World Championships in Altenberg in March 2020 but saw his ice time limited in the following two seasons. He raced in one World Cup competition with Hall's crew in 2020/21 and competed at his second World Championships before featuring twice for Lamin Deen's team in January of the 2021/22 campaign.


  • Nickname: Dawesy
  • Most likely to be spotted: in the Gulag 
  • 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: coming seventh at the World Champs