Emma joined the BAC permanently in October 2021, after almost a year seconded to the organisation from the NSPCC, providing support those children, athletes and families submitting evidence to the Whyte Review into mistreatment in gymnastics.
As well as her role as an Athlete Support Manager, she leads on Equality, Diversity and Inclusion within the organisation, ensuring that the BAC is constantly progressing in this regard.
Prior to this, Emma worked as a Helpline Practitioner for the NSPCC, following a role as a Senior Safeguarding Children and Families Officer at a high school in Leeds.
Based in Belfast, Emma is passionate about sport having played international football for Northern Ireland at youth level and completed a degree in sports studies at Leeds Beckett University.
Emma acts as first point of contact for athletes from the following sports:
The BAC can play various roles within selection processes across NGBs, however one of the most common that we fulfil is to be an independent observer on a selection panel.
A joint statement from Team GB, UK Sport, the British Athletes Commission and the English Institute of Sport on mental health.
Following the unprecedented circumstances of the Tokyo Games, we reiterated to our membership that our support never stops.