More judges announced for 2018 Girls Active Awards

Rebecca Adlington

Rebecca Adlington is a four-time Olympic swimming medallist, broadcaster and pioneering sport entrepreneur.

Becky competed in four Olympic finals, winning two gold and two bronze medals at Beijing in 2008 and London in 2012 respectively, and is a World, Commonwealth and European gold medallist. She was awarded the OBE in 2009.

Since retiring from competitive swimming in 2013, Becky works with and mentors elite athletes and the next generation of Olympic medallists. She has also set up her own learn to swim programme for children – Becky Adlington Swim Stars – which aims to see every child in the UK leave primary school being able to swim at least 25 metres. More than 10,000 children per week across the UK are now learning to swim through Becky’s programme.

She has been a patron of Women in Sport since 2016.

Sophie Radcliffe

Sophie Radcliffe is an adventure athlete and blogger who traded her salary and career at a tech start-up for the opportunity to pursue athletic feats across the globe. She is a motivational speaker, has been awarded  the ‘Rising Star’ in Sport as one of the 100 most influential women in London and is founder of TrailBlazers, a youth empowerment initiative to help teenage girls develop the confidence and skills to navigate their own path and live courageously.

Sophie shares her passion for living life through her mantra ‘one life, live it’, embracing challenges and pushing past physical and mental limits across her social platforms and with those she meets on her adventures around the world. She has completed some of the world’s toughest endurance challenges and adventures including becoming the only person in history to have climbed the highest mountains in the eight Alpine countries and cycled between them, climbing five times the height of Mount Everest in 32 days.

Sanchia Legister

Sanchia, is a well known member of the global urban running movement with half, full and ultra marathon medals under her belt. She has over 10 years of drama experience (directing and facilitation) and is now a qualified yoga teacher and known for her popular underground Yogahood classes.

After feeling frustrated with the lack of diversity in yoga settings and tight hamstrings (but many medals from awesome races), she decided to do something about it and make it her mission to open up the yoga and wellness scene and created, Yogahood. She now brings her signature afro, big smile and good vibes to the mat, with a killer playlist to help you find freedom, space and unapologetic movement, in the hope of bringing yoga to the people.

Jenna Downing

Inline skating champion Jenna Downing is an LG Action Sports World Champion, a 10 x British Champion and a former X-Games silver medallist. A natural competitor, Jenna has competed in inline skating events since the tender age of seven and has amassed a lifetime of awards competing across the globe in televised and major international events.

After turning professional at the age of 12 (making Jenna the youngest female skater in the world to ever turn pro) there was no stopping her and Jenna has gone on to become an institution in British rollerblading. Her Sporting Ambassador award and her UK Freesports Athlete of the year award are testament to her fantastic ability and commitment to her chosen sport.