Double Paralympic and World Champion, Pippa Britton, joins our BRIT Ambassador family
We are thrilled that Pippa Britton has joined our BRIT Ambassador family to support and improve young adult mental health throughout the UK.
Pippa is Wales’ most successful archer. A double Paralympian and double World Champion, she made the podium at 6 consecutive World Championships and achieved 24 medals from 24 International events.
“I am delighted to join the BRIT Ambassador family and champion the BRIT 2021 Challenge in order to support and improve young adult mental health and fitness.
The BRIT 2021 Challenge provides the opportunity for every university, college and student union to enter teams and encourage their students and staff to take part.
I am encouraged that the BRIT 2021 Challenge is an inclusive event so that young adults of all abilities have the opportunity to participate and add their miles to their team’s 2,021 mile target.
BRIT Ambassadors are Olympians, Paralympians, sports personalities, adventurers and explorers who are uniting to support and improve young adult mental health.
I urge our Welsh Olympians, Paralympians and sports personalities to join the BRIT family and support a university or college of their choice in order to encourage and inspire students and staff to take on the BRIT 2021 Challenge.”
Pippa has also represented the Welsh able-bodied archery team on more than 20 occasions and has broken many World and National records. During her sporting career she also had 2 major spinal operations and uses her remarkable story to provide inspiration and support to others.
After retiring from competing, she decided to give back to sport and society, bringing a blend of understanding around equity and diversity and extensive non-executive director experience to governance roles.
Always working with fair play at heart, she is both the Vice-Chair of Sport Wales and of UK Anti Doping and has been Chair of Disability Sport Wales.
Hoping to expand physical activity to a broader base of people, she is an Independent Board Member of Aneurin Bevan NHS Health Board and has worked at Board level with Archery GB, World Archery and World Archery Europe.
Alongside governance and training, she became a certified mentor and coach and now uses her experience of high performance and achievement along with a background in crisis management to help make things happen for other people. Her partner company Elephant in the Room, provides disability awareness training for organisations, schools and colleges through down to earth and interactive sessions. The training concentrates on how we all interact and communicate with each other on a daily basis and can also provide support for employers and employees on an ongoing basis.
To read more about Pippa and her amazing achievements, please visit her website.
We are delighted that Pippa will encourage and enthuse student and staff at Cardiff Metropolitan University, the University of South Wales, UWC Atlantic College and Coleg Gwent, should they take on the BRIT 2021 Challenge.