We are the Athletes’ Commission for the British Paralympic Association (BPA).
We act as an advisory to the BPA, representing the views of athletes to the BPA Board, Executive Team and Games Planning Group.
We support the BPA in their mission to send a best prepared team of athletes to every Paralympic Games by ensuring the BPA considers athlete feedback and advice on athlete-facing areas.
Our Mission Statement:
- To ensure the viewpoint of the Athlete is represented across all areas of the BPA’s work.
- To lead with excellence, respect and integrity, to represent, advocate and communicate the voice of ParalympicsGB athletes, ensuring that the BPA maintains an athlete-centred approach.
Athlete Commission Elections
Elections are held every 2 years, with the next elections taking place in Autumn 2024. Representatives serve a maximum of two four-year terms.
Members of the BPA’s Athlete Commission:
One of the original ‘superhumans’ from London 2012, Gaz has twice won Paralympic bronze medals at Rio 2016 and Tokyo 2020, where he stepped into the role of player coach.
Helene Raynsford - Chair
Para rowing (retired)
Helene Raynsford became the first ever Paralympic champion in rowing when she won gold at Beijing 2008 in the women’s single sculls.
Amy Truesdale won a bronze medal at Tokyo 2020 as Para taekwondo made its debut at the Games. She is also a keen advocate for disability sport and has made it her mission to raise awareness.
Lora has represented ParalympicsGB in cycling at London 2012 and Rio 2016. At those first Games in South America, Lora and her tandem guide Corrine Hall won pursuit gold and time trial bronze.
Dave has represented ParalympicsGB as both a swimmer and triathlete and is a Commonwealth champion and four-time world and five-time European gold medallist based in Loughborough.