Media Centre: Spokespeople

We are delighted to count with the support of sport people and celebrities who believe in the power of sports to transform the lives of people with intellectual disabilities.

Our Games Ambassadors

Jason Gardener

Sprinter, Olympic Gold Medallist in the mens 4×100 metre relay and World Indoor Champion over 60 metre. Jason, said:

“Being Bath born, I am delighted to support the 2013 National Summer Games being held in the city. Nearly 2,000 inspirational Special Olympics GB athletes will be heading to these Games and I am thrilled to play a small part in supporting this great charity and event.”

Heather Fell

Silver medallist in the Modern Pentathlon at the 2008 Summer Olympics. Heather, said:

“It is great news that Special Olympics GB is heading to the South West for their National Games for the first time. Being a full time athlete in Bath I know how much sport means to this city and the world class facilities at the university will ensure a world class event with a wonderful experience for the athletes, friends and family and all spectators. I am honoured to be involved in the National Summer Games and look forward to following the athletes on their road to Bath.”

Jo Pavey

Four-time Olympian, having represented Great Britain in every Olympics from 2000 to 2012. Jo, commented:

“It is an absolute privilege to be asked to be an ambassador for this Special Olympics GB event. It is very inspiring to see how much the Special Olympics athletes enjoy their sport and how hard the volunteers work to make it all happen. Special Olympics is close to my heart as I believe everyone should have access to enjoy sport. Before I was a full time athlete I used to work full time as a physio and very much enjoyed an intellectual disability placement where we did activities with the clients.”

Our Charity’s Spokespeople

Ambassador - Chris Kamara

President - Lawrie McMenemy

Chairman - Murton Mann

CEO - Karen Wallin

Games PR Director - Chris Hull

To arrange an interview with any of our Bath Games Ambassadors or Special Olympics GB spokespeople, please email us

About the Games

Over 1,700 athletes with intellectual disabilities will compete in 12 sports this summer...

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Over 500 people will be volunteering at our games...

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Latest Photos

Front row: Professor Kevin Edge (Deputy Vice-Chancellor, University of Bath) and Karen Wallin (Chief Executive Officer, Special Olympics GB). Back row (left to right): Kevin McCormick (Commercial Services Manager, University of Bath), Ron Stewart (Sports Facilities Manager, University of Bath), Jason Gardener (Athens 2004 Olympic gold medallist and an Ambassador for the Bath 2013 National Summer Games).


Morrisons to provide packed lunches to athletes. From left they are: Tom Jeal, Kieran Pfister - a Morrisons employee, and Alex Edwards. They are pictured with Morrisons produce manager Tom Adams and Bath MP Don Foster.


National Summer Games Ambassador, Heather Fell


- An amazing athlete playing tennis.


- One of the 12 sports our athletes will compete in.


- One of the 12 sports our athletes will compete in.