Willmott, Hynd Named English Ambassadors for Commonwealth Games

In preparation for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, which will take place in 15 months, Commonwealth Games England (CGE) has named 30 athletes to Team England’s Athlete Ambassador Program. Swimmers Aimee Willmott and Ollie Hynd, as well as diver Freddie Woodward, are included on the list.

The purpose of the Athlete Ambassador program is to allow the CGE to work closely with the selected group of athletes in the lead up to the Commonwealth Games. The athletes will support CGE to promote Team England, develop team spirit among English athletes, and prepare Team England for competition at the Commonwealth Games. At the head of the program is Denis Lewis, President of the CGE and a former Olympic heptathlon champion.

Full list of English athletes in the Athlete Ambassador Program: 

  • Athletics – Niamh Emerson
  • Badminton – Lauren Smith
  • Beach Volleyball – Chris Gregory & Jake Sheaf
  • Boxing – Frazer Clarke
  • Cycling – Evie Richards
  • Diving – Freddie Woodward
  • Gymnastics – Kristian Thomas & Mimi Cesar
  • Hockey – David Ames, George Pinner & Sam Ward
  • Lawn Bowls – Ellen Falkner & Paul Brown
  • Netball – Joanne Harten
  • Rugby Sevens – Phil Burgess, Tom Mitchell
  • Squash – Laura Massaro & Nick Matthew
  • Swimming – Aimee Willmott & Ollie Hynd
  • Table Tennis – Will Bayley
  • Weightlifting – Zoe Smith & Ali Jawad
  • Wrestling – George Ramm


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