Annie Vernon, Olympic silver medalist and two-time World Champion rower
Annie represented Great Britain in the Women’s Quadruple Sculls at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, winning a silver medal. She was selected to row in the women’s eight at the 2012 Summer Olympics. The crew reached the A Final of the event, in which it finished fifth.
After retiring from active competition she embarked on a journalistic, media and speaking events career.
In 2019 she published her first book, Mind Games, with Bloomsbury Publishing, which looks at the psychology of elite sport through a mixture of academic theories and interviews with Olympians and other professional sports people including Chrissie Wellington and Matthew Pincent.
Dawn Scott, England’s senior women’s physical performance manager.
Dawn worked with US Soccer for 10 years and played a key part in USA’s FIFA World Cup wins in 2015 and 2019.
She previously spent nine years with The FA as head of sports science and supported England’s run to the 2009 UEFA EURO final.
Her current role is to support the Lionesses as they work towards UEFA Women’s EURO 2021, which will be played on home soil.