Jenna’s role as a Sporting Champion is to increase sports participation in the local area, retain the young people on the programme and successfully transition them into sustainable club sport.

Sporting Champions is a Sport England initiative bringing world-class athletes face-to-face with young people and young adults to inspire and motivate them.

A team of current and retired elite athletes have been recruited based on their wealth of experience and enthusiasm for sport as well as their ability to interact with young people and young adults with the aspiration of increasing participation in sport.

The scheme is aligned to the Sportivate programme. The scheme offers CSPs the ability to tap into a series of visits to support their delivery and increase the likelihood of growing the participation base, retaining young people and young adults throughout their Sportivate coaching programmes and successfully transition them into sustainable club sport.

Sporting Champions are also supporting the School Games Festivals. In 2012, 60 Sporting Champions supported 30 Local Organising Committees Level 3 Festivals reaching in excess of 20,000 young people.