Andy Triggs Hodge joins UKAD Athlete Committee

UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) has announced five new members to its Athlete Committee, including the GB Rowing Team’s Andy Triggs Hodge.

The UKAD Athlete Committee provides guidance on anti-doping policy and programmes. It assists in reviewing and recommending effective ways to engage athletes, support persons and sporting organisations and solicits and shares athlete feedback on all aspects of UK Anti-Doping programmes and activities. Its remit also includes a need to work with other Athlete Committees to ensure the wider views of athletes are brought to the attention of UK Anti-Doping. 

Joining Andy on the Athlete Committee will be former world time trial winning cyclist Emma Pooley, GB and England hockey International Patrick Smith, London 2012 GB sitting volleyball captain turned paracanoeist Emma Wiggs and former British Davis Cup tennis player Jamie Baker.

The Committee has been active for three years and is chaired by John Brewer, UK Anti-Doping Board member and Professor at the University of Bedfordshire. These five join six Committee members, who were appointed in May 2010. Members are appointed for their experience of, and commitment to, anti-doping, as well as their understanding of the national and international sporting environment and their sport discipline.

Athlete Committee Chair Professor John Brewer said: “I am delighted to welcome these new members to our Athlete Committee. It is vitally important to UK Anti-Doping that athletes feel engaged with our work and have confidence that their views and opinions are being listened to. Therefore it is very pleasing we had such a large pool of applicants to select from that we have been able to form a diverse group from across elite sport in the UK, who can help to ensure a close working relationship with the athlete community.”

Triggs Hodge was part of the GB Rowing Team men’s eight crew that claimed a historic first gold medal at the World Rowing Championships in South Korea on Sunday. Find out more at www.britishrowing.org/news/2013/september/1/historic-gold-gb-rowing-team-mens-eight-worlds.

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