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MEET OUR CONTENT CREATORS, FACILITATORS AND ATHLETE VOICE CONTRIBUTORS

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ETHAN BAMBER

Ethan is a professional cricketer for Middlesex CCC, who also represented England in the 2018 Under 19 World Cup. He has claimed nearly 150 first-class wickets already and studied Theology at the University of Exeter alongside his playing career.

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TOM LACE

Tom is a former professional cricketer, representing Middlesex, Derbyshire and Gloucestershire. Having completed an internship with Sporting Chance alongside his playing career, he transitioned into a full time role at the charity working in the education team, and leading Communications and Marketing under Alex Mills.

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LAUREN FISHER

Following the completion of her degree in psychology from Durham University Lauren has transitioned from her internship at Sporting Chance to take on the role of Education Lead. Beyond her studies Lauren has played Premiership rugby and has, in previous years, competed at the age-group international level in both the 7s and 15s format of the game.  She hopes to combine her experience as a player with the knowldege gained within her degree to provide engaging and informative sessions to athletes. 

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PAUL MORTIMER

Paul is a former professional footballer, accumulating over 262 professional appearances, notably nearly 200 of these for Charlton Athletic. After his playing career, Mortimer held coaching roles with Wimbledon, Arsenal, Torquay United and Brentford. Paul is also trained as a counsellor and psychotherapist and also works on the Sporting Chance national network of therapists providing support to those in need.

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OISIN MCCONVILLE

Oisin is an Irish Gaelic football manager and former player. He was part of the Crossmaglen team that won 13 Armagh Senior Football Championships in a row between 1996 and 2008, whilst also collecting 7 Ulster Senior Football Championships and 6 All-Ireland Senior Club Football Championships along the way. Oisin is amongst one of the highest scoring players in the latter competition’s history and has continued his success in his managerial career, collecting multiple titles since his playing retirement in 2013. 

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SAM WINNALL

Sam is a professional footballer who plays as a striker for League One club Burton Albion.

With over 100 goals in his career, Sam took home the golden boot award in the 2013/14 season with Scunthorpe United scoring 23 goals, earning him a place in the PFA team of the year.

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CARAGH MCMURTRY

Caragh is an ex-Olympic rower who was a member women's 8 rowing teams representing Grest Britain at the 2013 and 2014 World Championships, as well as the 2020 Summer Olympics. caragh received a diagnosis of high functioning ASC and has used her platform and story to go on to found Neurodiverse Sport.

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STEVEN REID

Steven is a former professional footballer, making over 400 first team appearances over a 17-year career, including 23 at the International level for the Republic of Ireland. Currently the first team coach at Nottingham Forest, Steven is a vastly experienced coach and has worked at the top level since 2015 in a coaching and mentoring capacity.

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JOEL TOMKINS

Joel is a former English professional rugby league footballer who last played second-row forward for the Catalans Dragons in the Betfred Super League, and has played for England at international level.

He has previously played for the Wigan Warriors and Hull Kingston Rovers in the Super League. He also played professional rugby union for Saracens in the English Rugby Premiership and the England Saxons and England at international level.

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TOM THORPE

Tom is a professional footballer who plays as a defender for Macclesfield. A product of the youth academy of Manchester United, Thorpe was loaned to Championship club Birmingham City in 2014. He was called into the Manchester United first team in September 2014 and made his Premier League debut shortly after. He also represented England at all youth levels from England U16 to England U21.

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