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EMMA SPEER – ATHLETE SUPPORT MANAGER

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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.speer@britishathletes.org

Emma acts as first point of contact for athletes from the following sports:

Fencing

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Netball

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Sailing

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Shooting

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Skateboarding

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Surfing

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Table Tennis

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Wheelchair Tennis

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My favourite aspect of my job is being immersed on the ‘front line’ of athlete support and welfare. As an avid sports fan, I feel so privileged to be able to support Great Britain’s elite athletes.”

Emma Speer

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