ParalympicsGB’s FE stars go for gold in Rio

Following TeamGB’s phenomenal success at last month’s Olympic Games, the ParalympicGB athletes begin their quest for medals in Rio on Wednesday (7 September).

Paralympics Badge


And, as with the Olympics, a large contingent of current and former FE students make up the Great British team.

Here’s who to look out for over the next couple of weeks:


Jo Frith  – Bridgwater College (former)


Olivia Breen – Oaklands College (former)

Steve Morris – Cardiff and Vale College (former)

Mel Nicholls – Hartpury College (former)

Hannah Cockroft MBE – Calderdale College (former)

Jonnie Peacock MBE – Cambridge Regional College (former)

Graeme Ballard – Runshaw College (former)

Mickey Bushell – Telford College of Arts and Technology (former)

Libby Clegg – Loughborough College (former)

Sophie Hahn – Loughborough College

Jonathan Broom-Edwards – Queen Mary’s College (former)


Nigel Murray MBE – Warwickshire College (former)

Sarah Nolan – Tresham College (Head of Schools for Health, Care, Early Years and Access to HE) – competition partner for David Smith


Louis Rolfe – Cambridge Regional College

Dame Sarah Storey – Cheadle and Marple Sixth Form College (former)

Helen Scott – King Edward VI Sixth Form College Stourbridge (former)

Sophie Thornhill – Loughborough College


Sam Ingram – Loughborough College (former)


Lauren Rowles – King Edward VI Sixth Form College Stourbridge (former)


Jon Fox MBE – Cornwall College (former)

Sascha Kindred OBE – Hopwood Hall College (former)

Harriet Lee – Long Road Sixth Form College (former)

Ellie Simmonds OBE –Loughborough College (former)

Matt Wylie – Sunderland College (former)

Jonny Booth – Huddersfield New College

Table tennis

Aaron McKibbin – Loughborough College (former)

Ross Wilson – Loughborough College

Will Bayley – South Gloucestershire and Stroud College (former)


Faye McClelland – Harrow College (former)

George Peasgood – Loughborough College

Wheelchair tennis

Dave Phillipson – Loughborough College (former)


Good luck to all involved from everyone at AoC Sport.