Paralympian appointed to UK Athletics Board

UK Athletics (UKA) has appointed Anne Wafula-Strike, the former Great Britain and Northern Ireland wheelchair racer, as a non-executive director.

In recent years Wafula-Strike, who competed for Kenya at the Athens 2004 Paralympic Games, has concentrated on charity work, fundraising and motivational speaking. She was awarded an MBE in 2014 for her services to disability sport and charity.

Wafula-Strike said: “It was a big honour to be asked to join the UK Athletics board. I’m passionate about contributing to the sport and giving back in a different way.

“It’s a privilege, and a challenge but I am willing to learn. The next few years are very exciting with the London IPC and IAAF World Championships on the horizon, and it’s important that we put the sport onto the map so come 2017 it’s at the forefront of everyone’s mind.”

Ed Warner, Chairman of UKA said: “We are delighted to have Anne join us on the board of UK Athletics. As a performance athlete she competed at the highest level, whilst her wide experience in charity and ambassadorial work gives her a unique viewpoint on the development of our sport.

“I am sure her contribution will have a significant impact on the way British Athletics builds momentum towards the 2017 London Games.