BOA releases details of comms team

From the BOA

The British Olympic Association (BOA) is pleased to announce the Communications Team that will be providing seamless services to Team GB athletes and support staff as well as the media during the London 2012 Olympic Games.

With experience of covering over 35 Olympic Games between them – as well as countless other major international and national sporting events – the Team GB Comms Team is likely to be the most Olympic experienced Comms Team at the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Team GB Chef de Mission Andy Hunt said:

“The commitment and desire that our athletes have put in to preparing for London has been well publicised, but the same can be said for those working behind the scenes for Team GB. We’re exceptionally pleased to have such an experienced group of communications professionals supporting our athletes and assisting the media and I have every confidence they will fully embrace the ‘Better Never Stops’ ethos of the British Olympic Association.”

Team GB Director of Communications Darryl Seibel said:

“Every member of this team understands and appreciates the importance of the work the media does, the demands and pressures under which they work at the Olympic Games. Our goal is to support the media in their coverage of the largest delegation to represent Team GB at the Olympic Games for over a century. Equally we are here to help every British athlete make the most of their moment in the spotlight. We are here to assist 24/7 with the ups and the downs.”

Team GB Director of Media Operations and Services Miriam Wilkens added:

“It is a real privilege to be working with such a talented and experienced team of communication professionals. The interest from the media and general public in the 542 Team GB athletes will be unprecedented and I am confident that we have the right people in the right place to provide athletes with the support needed and media with the services required.”

The BOA Communications Team for London 2012:

Team GB HQ
Director of Communications – Darryl Seibel
Director of Media Operations & Services – Miriam Wilkens
Media Operations & Services Assistant – James Carr
Communications Assistant – Nina Cattaneo
Office Manager & Media Ticketing – Barry Newcombe

Sports Press Officers
Sailing – Lindsey Bell
Athletics & Beach Volleyball – Liz Birchall
Cycling – Abby Burton
Canoeing & Table Tennis – Katriona Bush
Shooting & Modern Pentathlon – Craig Davies
Judo, Taekwondo & Fencing – Gemma Field
Football (women’s) – Scott Field
Athletics – Claire Furlong
Basketball & Handball – Sarah Jenkins
Football (men’s) – Stuart Mawhinney
Water Polo – Ruth Norfolk
Gymnastics & Badminton – Tim Peake
Boxing, Wrestling & Weightlifting – Richard Prescott
Swimming, Synchro Swimming, Diving – Dave Richards
Rowing – Caroline Searle
Equestrian – Claire Shand
Archery & Hockey – Lawrence West
Triathlon, Tennis & Indoor Volleyball – Phil Wilkinson

Team GB House
Media Manager – Jess Whitehorn
Media Manager – Michelle Norman
Media Assistant – Grace Cullen
Media Assistant – Lauren Sanderson
Media Assistant – Nic Turner

News Service
Editor – Bill Bradshaw
Writer – Emma Paton
Writer – Jon Waring
Writer – Frazer Snowdon
Writer – Mark Pickering
Writer – Josh White
Historian & Statistician – Phil Barker
Team GB Website Manager – Joe Morgan

Managing Victory
Manager – Jeff Howard
Coordinator – Laura Meech
Driver – Mick Berry
Driver – Alice Norgate
Driver – Samantha Crawford
Coordinator (25th July – 2nd August) – Anna Pitcher
Coordinator (25th July – 3rd August) – Alexandra Dallas
Coordinator (3rd – 10th August) – James Marshall
Coordinator (4th – 13th August) – James Coyle

Loughborough Prep Camp
Head of Communications – Emma Griffin
Press Officer – Kate Manning
Press Officer – Anne Smyth
Press Officer – Rebecca Roberts
Press Officer – Rob Knott



Tue July 24: Olympic media service and reception, St Bride’s Church. For more details click here.

Thu Dec 6: 2012 SJA British Sports Awards. An Olympic year extravaganza. Note the date in your diary now. Details to be announced soon.