GB Athletes


We support our local GB athletes by providing free access to our facilities to help them realise their potential. Use of our sports facilities can go a long way to helping local athletes progress to national and international success. These athletes really are the ones to watch.


ANDY LEWIS – ELITE TEAM GB

  • SPORT: PARATRIATHLON
  • CATEGORY: PTS2
  • BRADLEY STOKE AND THORNBURY ACTIVE LIFESTYLE CENTRES

It took just three years from being talent spotted to Andy winning Paralympic Gold in Rio. He came to triathlon in 2013 via the Triathlon England Talent squad. He quickly broke into the UK Sport Lottery Funded Great Britain Paratrithlon Squad, trained full time at the Loughborough Triathlon Performance Centre for two years and is now back home with his young family in Lydney, Gloucestershire.

Andy was awarded an MBE for services to triathlon in February 2017. He received it from HRH Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace after becomig Britain’s first ever Paralympic gold medal winner in Paratriathlon at the Rio 2016 Games.

Andy is a through the knee amputee (right leg) having been involved in a motorbike accident when he was 16. At the time he was applying to be part of the Army Parachute Regiment and was an excellent cross country runner for Gloucestershire. He spent months in hospital, and his leg was initially saved, but he later had it amputated when he was 22 due to a number of complications.

Source: British Triathlon GB Elite Team

ASHLEY DE LOTZ

TEAM GB

  • SPORT: TRIATHLON
  • AGE GROUP: 30-34
  • CLUB: TEAM TOTAL TRI & BIKE

REBECCA HAYWARD

TEAM GB

  • SPORT: TRIATHLON
  • AGE GROUP: 30-34
  • CLUB: KINGSWOOD TRI CLUB (BRISTOL)

THOMAS KERFOOT

TEAM GB

  • SPORT: TRIATHLON
  • AGE: 19
  • CLUB: KINGSWOOD TRI CLUB (BRISTOL)

MICHELLE KERFOOT

TEAM GB

  • SPORT: TRIATHLON
  • AGE GROUP: 50-54
  • CLUB: KINGSWOOD TRI CLUB (BRISTOL)

ARTHUR RENSHAW

TEAM GB

  • SPORT: TRIATHLON
  • AGE GROUP: 65-69
  • CLUB: NORTH BRISTOL TRIATHLON CLUB

PETER MILES – TEAM GB

  • SPORT: JUDO
  • CATEGORY: 66KG GRADE: 2ND DAN
  • CLUB: BRADLEY STOKE JUDO CLUB
  • COACH: PETE DOUGLAS

Peter had a remarkable year in 2013 – after winning the British Cadet U18 Championships in January, he then stepped up an age group and won the British U21 Championships. The year saw him progress to win bronze medals at the Cadet U18 European Cups in Portugal and Czech Republic and a gold medal in the Junior U21 European Cup in Lithuania. He also won Cadet Player of the Year at the British Judo Awards.

Between June and August of the same year, Peter won bronze at the Cadet European Championships in Estonia, a silver at the European Youth Olympic Festival in Utrecht, Netherlands and a bronze at the World Cadet Championships in Miami USA. He continues to proudly represent Team GB.

Source: Team GB athletes and British Judo


James Hayes

  • SPORT: JUDO
  • CLUB: BRADLEY STOKE JUDO CLUB
  • COACH: PETE DOUGLAS

James Hayes fights at Under-70kgs. At 18 years old Hayes, was selected to play for England at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games in 2018 and will then go for the Tokyo Olympic Games in 2020!

Source: British Judo


ELEANOR YOUNG JUDOKA

  • SPORT: JUDO
  • CLUB: BRADLEY STOKE JUDO CLUB
  • COACH: PETE DOUGLAS

ADAM WILSON

TEAM GB

  • SPORT: ATHLETICS

Adam is part of the British running squad. In 2015, Adam was selected from the squad to take part in the European Cross Country Championships and awarded his first Great Britain vest.

In the same year, Adan was also selected for the UK Sport Association (UKSA) Great Britain team that competes in the Inas European Cross Country Championships.

IBRAHIMA DIALLO

GB 7-A-SIDE CEREBRAL PALSY

  • SPORT: FOOTBALL

Ibrahima made his Paralympic debut as part of Great Britain’s seven-a-side team at the London 2012 Paralympic Games.

As a teenager Diallo played for the Bristol City F.C. academy teams and is currently signed with Bitton FC

CARON HALE

GBR VETERANS WOMEN`S FOIL

  • SPORT: FENCING

Caron has successfully competed in both the European and World Championships in the Women’s Foil.

At the 2016 12th Commonwealth Veterans Fencing Championships held in New Zealand Caron took silver in the over 50s category.