Team Matrix - Ambassadors

‘Team Matrix’ is a group of elite and up-and-coming athletes and ambassadors who reflect our brand goal to stand out, rise above, and set new standards.

By working in collaboration with this talent and our sporting partnerships, we aim to inspire and motivate people to participate and achieve their goal; whether that relates to general fitness, weight loss, or winning competitions.

AMBASSADORS:

ELINOR BARKER

Accomplished road cyclist, Elinor Barker has also had track success, with wins at the World, European and National Junior Road World Time Trial championships.

Sporting career highlights:

  • Team Pursuit – World Champion*
  • Team Pursuit – European Champion**
  • Time Trial – Junior World Champion
  • Junior Sportswoman of the Year - 2012 BBC Wales Sports Personality of the Year Awards

*With teammate and fellow Team Matrix Ambassador Laura Trott OBE, former Matrix Fitness racing team rider Joanna Rowsell MBE, and Katie Archibald.

** With teammates and fellow Team Matrix ambassadors Laura Trott OBE and Dani King MBE

@ElinorBarker


LAURA TROTT OBE

Double Olympic Gold medallist and 5x World Champion, Laura Trott OBE, is a professional cyclist, specialising in the team pursuit and omnium disciplines.

Sporting career highlights:

  • Omnium – Olympic Gold Medal
  • Team Pursuit – Olympic Gold Medal*
  • Team Pursuit – World Champion*
  • Team Pursuit – World Record Holder*
  • Appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2014 New Year Honours for services to cycling

*With teammate and fellow Team Matrix Ambassador Dani King MBE and former Matrix Fitness racing team rider Joanna Rowsell MBE.

www.lauratrott.com

@LauraTrott31


SALLY GUNNELL OBE

Sally is one of Britain’s most popular sportswomen, and the only woman in history to simultaneously hold all four available major track titles (Olympic, World, European, and Commonwealth), plus the 400 metres hurdles World Record.

Today, Sally is on a mission to promote health and well-being for everybody in the UK, and has published several books on fitness, health, self-fulfilment, and well-being. She passionately supports a variety of initiatives that encourage families to be more active, and her work also involves helping companies bring health and well-being into the workplace.

Sporting career highlights:

  • 4 x 400m Relay – Commonwealth Games gold medal
  • 400m Hurdles – Commonwealth Games gold medal
  • 400m Hurdles – Olympic gold medal
  • 400m Hurdles – World Championship gold medal and World Record
  • 400m Hurdles – European Championships gold medal

www.sallygunnell.com


DANI KING MBE

After a stint as a competitive road racer, where she held her own in prestigious events such as the Tour of Flanders, Dani took to the track and has since flourished on the world stage.

Sporting career highlights:

  • Team Pursuit – World Champion*
  • Team Pursuit – World Record*
  • Team Pursuit – Olympic gold medal*
  • Appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2013 New Year Honours for services to cycling

*With teammates Laura Trott OBE, and former Matrix Fitness racing team rider Joanna Rowsell MBE.

www.daniking.co.uk


BERNIE SHROSBREE

Former member of the Royal Marine’s elite Special Boat Service (SBS) and world class athlete in adventure sports, Bernie Shrosbree is a respected international high performance coach and team building expert, with over 30 years’ experience of top level competition and coaching in various disciplines. Bernie has taken endurance athletes, Olympic gold medallists, and Formula One drivers to their physical peak.

Sporting career highlights:

  • 3x Winner of TV’s 'Survival of the Fittest’
  • Runner-up in the World ‘Survival of the Fittest’
  • Created the UK’s first Formula One ‘Human Performance Training Centre’

www.bernieshrosbree.com


JOE TOWNSEND

Former Royal Marine Commando, Joe Townsend, lost both legs in an explosion in Afghanistan in 2008 after standing on an anti-tank mine buried just below ground. Since then, Joe has helped inspire the current generation of wounded, and shown there really is life after injury by successfully competing in many endurance races.

Sporting career highlights:

  • 4 x Gold medal winner at the 2014 Invictus Games
  • Participated in the world’s toughest cycling race – RAAM – cycling over 3000 miles across America with seven other wounded servicemen, to raise money for Help for Heroes
  • 2x Bolton Ironman winner
  • Runner-up in the disability category in the Ironman World Championships

BEN MORGAN

England international rugby union player, Ben Morgan, currently plays at number eight for Gloucester Rugby.

Ben’s career has seen him progress from Dursley RFC to a first team regular role with the Scarlets, before his move to Gloucester in 2012. He could have qualified for Wales under residency rules, but opted to play for England, the country of his birth, and enjoyed a fine first RBS Six Nations.

Sporting career highlights:

  • 2014 QBE Internationals 'Man of the Series'
  • Played in all five of the 2012 Six Nations Championship games, receiving the man of the match award in the final match against Ireland

Jonathan Edwards CBE

Former triple jumper, Jonathan Edwards, held Olympic, World, Commonwealth, and European championship titles during his athletic career. He first made the record books when he broke the triple jump World Record at the 1995 World Championships, with an amazing jump of 18.29m; a distance that remains unbeaten.

Since retiring in 2003, Jonathan has been Board Member of LOCOG during the planning and delivery of London 2012, is a key member of the BBC Sports team, presenting all major athletics events and cycling and has now signed as Eurosport Discovery Lead presenter and is an accomplished and public speaker who hosts blue chip events over the world.

Sporting career highlights:

  • Triple Jump – Olympic Gold Medal
  • Triple Jump – 2 x World Championship Gold Medals
  • Triple Jump – European Championship Gold Medal
  • Triple Jump – European Indoor Championship Gold Medal
  • Triple Jump – Commonwealth Games Gold Medal

Colin Jackson CBE

Colin Jackson is a Welsh former sprint and hurdling athlete who specialised in the 110 metres hurdles. Before retiring from the sport in 2003, Colin was an outdoor World Record holder for 13 years, and still holds the World Indoor 60m title.

After a period of sports management and coaching, Colin now works as a sports commentator for athletics and television presenter for the BBC. He has appeared in Strictly Come Dancing, as well as a number of other entertainment and factual TV shows, and is a well-known face on British television.

Sporting career highlights:

  • 110m Hurdles – Olympic Silver Medal
  • 110m Hurdles – 2 x World Championship Gold Medals
  • 110m Hurdles – 4 x European Championship Gold Medals
  • 110m Hurdles – 2 x Commonwealth Games Gold Medals
  • 60m Hurdles – World Indoor Championship Gold Medal
  • 60m Hurdles – European Indoor Championship Gold Medal
  • 60m – European Indoor Championship Gold Medal