Olympian and African Champion, Lloyd Zvasiya, joins the BRIT Ambassador family
We are delighted that Lloyd has joined our BRIT Ambassador family.
Lloyd is a medal-winning professional athlete who has competed at all major championships in athletics for almost 16 years. He has competed at the Olympic Games, World Championships, World Indoor Championships, African Championships, National Championships, European Club Championships and the British Premier League.
“I am delighted to be joining the BRIT Ambassador family to support and improve young adult mental health. As a former student at both the University of Birmingham and Loughborough University, and having trained and competed with students and young athletes, I know that many students are struggling with mental health challenges.
The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting all our lives and I am particularly mindful of the thousands of international students who are studying in the UK, or who are now living in the UK, and are unable to travel. Feelings of isolation and loneliness are commonplace and looking after our mental health and fitness is vital for our wellbeing.
The British Inspiration Trust’s BRIT 2021 Challenge is an great opportunity to help support and improve young adult and student mental health and fitness throughout the UK. I hope every UK university, college and student union enters teams in the BRIT 2021 Challenge and encourages their students and staff to take part; at home or on campus. This is a fantastic initiative that is enabling students and young adults of all abilities and backgrounds to participate. I hope international students studying in the UK take part as this is a great way for them to feel an integral part of their university or college team.
I know my fellow international athletes and sports personalities will be inspired by the work of The British Inspiration Trust and I will do all I can to encourage them to join me as BRIT Ambassadors and champion the BRIT 2021 Challenge. By uniting as international athletes in Great Britain, together we can enthuse more international students to take on the BRIT 2021 Challenge and support their mental health and fitness.
I would be thrilled to support students and staff at the University of Birmingham, Birmingham City University, Loughborough University and SOAS University of London, as they take on the BRIT 2021 Challenge”.
Lloyd is a retired Zimbabwean sprinter who specialised in the 400 metres.
In 1999, Lloyd competed in the 200 metres and 400 metres at the African Junior Championships in Tunisia.
In 2003, Lloyd competed in the 400 metres at both the All-Africa Games in Nigeria and the Afro-Asian Games in India.
Lloyd won gold in the 4 x 400 metres relay at the 2004 African Championships in the Republic of the Congo and represented Zimbabwe at the 2004 Olympic Games in Greece.
Between 2013 and 2015, Lloyd studied for his degree in Sport and Exercise at the University of Birmingham.
Between 2013 and 2016, Lloyd studied Strength and Conditioning at Loughborough University, returning in 2019 to study on the Professional Certificate Programme for Sports Agents.
Lloyd is a Funetics Programme Coach with UK Athletics and is currently an Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach at Aston Manor Academy and a Sport Conditioning Coach at Birmingham City University. He is currently studying for an Advanced Diploma in Personal Training and a Level 5 Certificate in Primary School Physical Education.