Athlete Advisory Forum

The Athlete Advisory Forum (AAF) is one of the key ways the BEAA helps to elevate the athlete voice in decision making.
The AAF is a group of athletes from across sports who represent Britain’s elite sportspeople in high-performance system policies, as well as the strategic direction of the BEAA itself.

The forum is chaired by GB and England Hockey captain and BEAA Board member Hollie Pearne-Webb, and meets regularly to discuss topics that affect elite athletes such as coaching, culture, ED&I, finances, representation, safeguarding, selection, social impact, support and welfare. Its views are then fed back to stakeholders when making policy decisions.

With UK Sport making athlete input into policy development part of its response to the Whyte Review, AAF members play a crucial role in representing the interests and perspectives of elite athletes within the UK, helping to foster an athlete-centric environment within elite British sport.
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Hollie Pearne-Webb MBE

Chair, hockey
One of two athlete members on the BEAA Board, Hollie Pearne-Webb is also captain of GB Hockey and chairs the Athlete Advisory Forum.

Asha Philip

Vice Chair, athletics
The second athlete member on the BEAA Board, sprinter Asha Philip has medalled at Olympic, world, European and Commonwealth Games, most recently helping her team to 4x100m bronze in the 2023 World Athletics Championships.

Alice Davies

Alice Davies was a rower with Great Britain and rowed competitively for eight years.

Dan Greaves

Discus thrower Dan Greaves is a record-breaking medallist, becoming the first British track and field athlete to podium at six consecutive Paralympic Games.

Brad Hall

Brad Hall is a double Olympian and pilot of Team Hall, Britain’s four-man bobsleigh team.

Grace Reid

Grace Reid is a World Championship medallist diver and double Olympian.

James Mazarelo

A GB Hockey goalkeeper, James Mazarelo recently returned from helping the team qualify for the Paris Olympics.

Seonaid McIntosh

Seonaid McIntosh is one of Britain’s most successful female shooters in history.

Marcus Mepstead

Marcus Mepstead is a double Olympian who has worked extensively on environmental causes.

Kirstie Urwin

Kirstie Urwin represented Great Britain for almost a decade as a sailor and sailing coach.

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Putting the athletes’ perspective at the heart of decisions is hugely important. The AAF strengthens the athlete voice
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