Support Team

Our Athlete Support Team is comprised of experts from various backgrounds, each able to provide independent and confidential guidance.
Each of our Athlete Support Managers works with a group of sports and acts as the first point of contact – and usually the end-to-end support – whenever an athlete requires guidance.

Our Athlete Support Team is available from Monday to Friday (including bank holidays) between 09:00 and 17:00 UK time via the pop-up chat function on our website,, or through Facebook (British Elite Athletes Association) or Instagram (@britishathletes) messages, although they will endeavour to respond to urgent requests outside of these hours as soon as possible.

You can find out more about each of our Athlete Support Managers below, including which sports they work with.

Elaine Hunniford MBE

Athlete Support Manager and Head of Safeguarding
Sports: archery, artistic swimming, climbing, curling, diving, equestrian, gymnastics, judo, modern pentathlon, para-fencing, para-swimming, skeleton, snowsport, swimming, water polo and wheelchair rugby.

Emma Speer

Athlete Support Manager and ED&I Lead
Sports: boxing, disability football (FA), disability table tennis, hockey, netball, powerlifting, rowing, sailing, shooting, skateboarding, surfing, weightlifting and wheelchair basketball.

Fiona Semple

Athlete Support Manager
Sports: athletics, badminton, baseball softball, basketball, beach volleyball, boccia, canoeing, cycling, fencing, goalball, handball, sitting volleyball, table tennis, taekwondo, triathlon and wrestling.

Milly Kellyman

Athlete Community Manager
Sports: Handball, misc
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The team continue to be highly recommended, and in the UK we are almost unique in having this independent unit for expert, independent and confidential support
Anna Watkins, BEAA CEO
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