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Our sports ambassador programme has grown out of the charity's work in disability sport. Ambassadors are appointed to represent and promote the work of The Lord's Taverners while the charity actively supports their sporting ambitions.
Will Bayley – table tennis (right)
Won silver in class 7 table tennis and bronze with Ross Wilson in the men's class 6-8 team event at London 2012.
Ella Beaumont – wheelchair basketball/tennis
Currently plays for GB women's South team, Team Mandeville and Vixens. Joined GB women's U25s team last summer. Also a very talented and successful wheelchair tennis player, winning several key tournaments.
Joe Bestwick – wheelchair basketball
An integral part of the GB men's wheelchair basketball team that won bronze in Beijing 2008.
Billy Bridge – wheelchair basketball
Captained the North West U15s team in 2008 Lord's Taverners National Junior Championships. Was recently selected for GB junior team and won silver with them at the 2010 European Championships in Italy.
Harry Brown – wheelchair basketball
Plays for Sheffield Steelers in the RGK Super League. Was part of GB junior side that won silver at the 2010 European Championships in Italy and followed this by winning gold at the 2011 European Championships in Israel with the senior squad.
Mickey Bushell – athletics (right)
Current men's T53 100m world record holder, having won Paralympic silver in Beijing 2008. Triple British record holder at 100m, 200m and 400m. Received his first sports wheelchair from The Lady Taverners in 2004. Won gold at London 2012.
Amy Conroy – wheelchair basketball
Made her debut for GB women's team in 2010. Currently plays for GB women, Team Mandeville and the Eastern Blue Stars as well as the GB women's U25s. Part of the GB women’s wheelchair basketball team that reached the quarter-finals at London 2012.
Judith Hamer – wheelchair basketball
A top prospect for London 2012. Represented GB women's U25s team in the first-ever women's U25 World Championships in Canada last year. Also plays for Coyotes and Vixens in the women's league. Part of the GB women’s wheelchair basketball team that reached the quarter-finals at London 2012.
Karl Hassell – wheelchair basketball
Plays for Jaguars in the national league and junior league and represented East Midlands in The Lord's Taverners National Junior Championships that won in 2010. Previous winner of The Lord's Taverners Sports Endeavour Award.
Alfie Hewett – wheelchair tennis (right)
15-year-old Alfie received his first sports wheelchair from The Lord's Taverners. Currently no.1 in the world junior rankings and 59th in the world men's rankings. Current World Junior Masters (singles and doubles) and National Junior Singles and Doubles Champion.
Louise Hunt – wheelchair tennis
British junior no.2 wheelchair tennis player. Reached the last 32 in the women's wheelchair tennis competition at London 2012.
Eimear MacSoreley – wheelchair basketball
Currently plays for Belfast Knights as well as Aces in The Lord's Taverners Junior League. Won her first international honours playing for GB U25s women's team at the women's U25 World Championships in Canada last year.
Jim Palmer – wheelchair basketball
Now playing for London Titans, Jim took part alongside senior GB players for his Super League Club team, Capital City, in the European Club Championships League in Switzerland in March 2012.
Philip Pratt – wheelchair basketball/tennis
Plays for Cardiff and the Wolverhampton Rhinos. Current member of GB U22s squad and part of the GB senior squad. Also a very talented wheelchair tennis player.
Richard Sargent – wheelchair basketball
Has been playing wheelchair basketball since he was 10. Has been part of GB junior team for the past two years and was part of the team that won silver at the 2010 European Championships in Italy.
Eleanor Simmonds - swimming (right)
The youngest athlete to compete at the 2008 Paralympics aged 13, Ellie won double gold in the 100m S6 and 400m S6 freestyle events. Won 10 World Championship golds in 2009 and 2010 and five European golds in 2009, followed by gold in the S6 400m freestyle and SM6 200m individual medley, silver in the S6 100m freestyle and bronze in the S6 50m freestyle at London 2012.
Debee Steel – wheelchair basketball
Made her debut for GB women's team at the Paralympic World Cup in 2006. Went on to win gold at the 2011BT Paralympic World Cup. Currently plays for GB women's team, Team Mandeville and Sheffield Steelers.
Maddie Thompson – wheelchair basketball
Has been playing basketball since 2006. Currently plays for GB women's U25s, Coyotes Eastern Blue Stars and Sheffield Steelers. Part of the GB women’s wheelchair basketball team that reached the quarter-finals at London 2012.
Jordanne Whiley – wheelchair tennis
Three-time national champion represented Great Britain in Beijing 2008. World junior masters champion between 2007 and 2009 and world junior no.1 from 2008 to 2010. Won bronze in the women's wheelchair tennis doubles at London 2012.
Laurie Williams – wheelchair basketball (right)
Made her debut in the women's senior team at the Paralympic World Cup in May 2009. Currently plays for GB women's U25s team and the Coyotes Eastern Blue Stars. Part of the GB women’s wheelchair basketball team that reached the quarter-finals at London 2012.
Ross Wilson – table tennis (top)
Won bronze with Will Bayley in the men's class 6-8 team event at London 2012.