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Brunel trio to help shape Britain's Olympic future

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Brunel trio to help shape Britain’s Olympic future

Britain’s Olympians have voted for three Brunel Alumni to work with the British Olympic Association (BOA) to shape future plans in sport.

James Cracknell (Rowing), Heather Fell (Modern Pentathlon) and Kate Walsh (Hockey) have each represented Great Britain in the Olympic Games and were backed by their peers to serve on the BOA’s Athletes’ Commission for a four-year term.

Heather Fell (BSc Physiotherapy 2004), who won silver at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, said: "I am honoured to have been voted onto the BOA Athletes’ Commission, especially considering the competition from such a strong field of athletes standing for the role. It is great to be able to represent Pentathlon but, more importantly, I hope I will also be able to represent all minority sports."

The Athletes’ Commission is an advisory group that was formed in July 2010 to ensure Britain’s athletes have an input into the initiatives delivered by the BOA. The Commission comprises fourteen athletes from a variety of sports who have represented Team GB the Olympic Games.