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Beth is a middle order RH batter and medium pace RA bowler. She plays for Finchley Gunns CC in the Women’s Southern Premier League and is captain of the Middlesex women’s team in Division 1 of the County Championship. She made her debut for the senior England side in 2003 v South Africa at Chelmsford after progressing through England Under 17, Under 21 and ‘A’ teams. Beth was part of England’s World Cup (50 overs) winning team in 2009 in Australia and the World T20 Cup winning team in England in 2009. She was also part of Ashes winning teams in 2005 and 2008 and helped retain Ashes again in 2009. She has 7 test caps, 72 ODI caps and 25 T20 caps and her highest score for England is 77 v NZ in 2007. She now works for the Cricket Foundation as a Chance to Shine Coaching Ambassador.
Current GB and England International hockey player with a 128 caps to her name and still rising. She has competed in all major tournaments in the hockey world, including the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games where the team finished 6th. Other noticeable tournament results include two European Bronze medals, two Commonwealth Games medals and a Bronze medal at the World cup this year. With a great year of performances the Women’s team have climbed up the world rankings to 5th and they hope to keep moving up the rankings ready for London 2012.
After a successful time as a breaststroke swimmer in his teens, Dean turned his efforts in to playing water polo where he worked up through the ranks of junior teams becoming Captain of a National League team based in London and also Captaining winning Essex and Southern Counties (East Region) U16 and U18 teams in Regional and National Tournaments. This progressed his career on to training with the England and Great Britain squads before playing for both in the 4 nations and in Europe. After an injury, Dean turned his efforts in to Coaching and was the 1st Level 2 water polo coach in Essex and now helps promoting grassroots water polo in the community and schools.
It is safe to say Nick’s life is running and coaching. With over 25 years running experience, he is a graduate in Science and management of health and fitness, a UKA level 4 endurance coach, a qualified nutritionist and sports therapy practitioner and enjoys coaching all levels of runner. Alongside being the lead coach for Runners World you may have also regularly read his articles in publications such as Men’s Health, Men’s Fitness, Harpers Bizarre and Zest.
42 years a local reporter in Essex. 15 years on the Southend Standard, 19 years Sports Editor on Essex Radio and 8 years as morning sports presenter on BBC Essex. It's been a hugely enjoyable life — highlights include reporting the bi-centenial cricket test match in Sydney — football's 1994 World Cup finals in Los Angeles and lunch with Princess Diana in recognition in coverage of disabled sport. Now retired I find the creativity of youngsters breathtaking and enjoy meeting and working with them.
After more than a decade as Great Britain's No.1 decathlete and withawards such as the BBC Sports Personality of the Year and Best Newcomer 1999, Dean Macey retired in June 2008. Dean still works on a regular basis with the BBC, Sky, Setanta and various radio stations across the country as a presenter and pundit. In January 2009 Dean decided to return to education to study for his National Diploma in Advanced Personal Training with leading company Premier Global. Dean now shares his knowledge, experience, and motivation to help students achieve their goals.
Sam is a top international sailor. At the age of 22, he has already won 2 European titles in different classes of boat, he is a national champion, an Inland National Champion, is a World Championship Silver medallist and holds an un beaten British Sailing Record. He is a formerly funded Olympic Development Athlete, before postponing his Olympic aspirations to complete his sport science degree. Sam is now training hard ahead of the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games and has been shortlisted for Essex Sports Personality of the Year. Sam is also a trained athlete mentor, and a Sporting Champion for Sport England, using his experiences and knowledge to help guide and motivate young people in Britain to participate in sport, and develop as individuals and as athletes.
Scott Quinnell is a former Welsh international rugby league and rugby union player, who was a number 8 for Wales, Llanelli RFC, the Llanelli Scarlets and the Lions. He scored 11 tries for Wales and captained his country on 7 occasions in rugby union.