We have three Ambassadors who advocate & champion the work and fundraising activity of GreaterSport, with the aim to Change Lives Through Sport and Physical Activity across Greater Manchester.
Claire entered the world stage at only 16 years old, qualifying for Athens and coming home with 2 bronze medals, picking up a further bronze at the games in Beijing in 2008.
London 2012 saw Claire chosen to be one of the faces of Channel 4’s hugely successful Meet the Superhumans campaign.
Claire won silver in the breaststroke, bronze in the 4 x 100m freestyle relay and silver in the 4 x 100m medley relay.
“It is such a privilege to be asked to be an ambassador for GreaterSport. I am very passionate about sport. Sport has developed me as a person, and has given me the confidence I lacked in other areas of my life as a youngster. To inspire a generation was the motto from the incredible summer of 2012 and i want to give something back and hopefully inspire and change many life’s for the better!”
Martin is a member of the Great Britain Taekwondo Academy based in Manchester. He is currently the World and European bronze medallist in the -68kg category.
Martin is one of the most successful british taekwondo players, he competed at the 2012 Olympic games, and aims to become the first ever british male world champion and has his sights on Rio 2016 were he hopes to be on the top of the podium.
“It’s such an honour to be a ambassador for such a great charity, I am a perfect example of how sport can change your life for the better and I am really looking forward to helping other people achieve great things through sport”
Stacey Copeland is an elite athlete who has represented her country in both boxing and football. As a footballer she played in the FA cup and premier league for Doncaster Belles, she then spent 5 years on a football scholarship at St.Edward's University in America, and finally finished her career with a season in the Swedish women's league for Vasalunds in Stockholm. European silver medallist, three-time national champion, and now one of only six professional female boxers in the UK, and Manchester's only female pro, Stacey is determined to pave the way for others as she pursues her sporting dreams.