Our patrons

We work with a small number of patrons who help shape our thinking and raise the profile of the Trust.

Anna Watkins with Katherine Grainger

Watkins with Grainger
London 2012 Olympics

Anna Watkins MBE

Anna Watkins is a 2012 Olympic rowing champion and two time world champion. Brought up in Leek, Staffordshire, she began rowing at Newnham College, Cambridge where she studied Natural Sciences. She has won a medal at every major championships since 2007 including a bronze in the Beijing Olympics. She is married to Oliver and combines her sport with a PhD in Maths.

Click here to read why Anna is supporting Women’s Sport Trust.

Kelly Smith Football

Kelly Smith

Kelly Smith MBE

Born and raised in Watford, Kelly is the England Women’s football all-time leading goalscorer, and has reached over 100 international appearances.

Made an MBE in 2008, she has featured in the top five of the FIFA Women’s World Player of the Year rankings four times in her career.

Kelly has played in 3 UEFA European championships winning a silver medal and played in 2 FIFA World Cups, she also starred at this summer’s London Olympics with team GB.

Click here to read why Kelly is supporting Women’s Sport Trust.

Kate Walsh GB Hockey

Kate Walsh
GB Hockey

Kate Richardson-Walsh MBE

Kate Richardson-Walsh is a triple Olympian and 2012 Olympic Bronze medal winning hockey player. Kate has captained both England and Great Britain women’s hockey team for over 9 years and has amassed over 290 international caps over her 14 year international career. Kate has won silver medals at the World Cup, Champions Trophy and Commonwealth Games along with another 8 bronze medals from international competitions. Her partner Helen Richardson-Walsh also plays in the international team. Kate is currently training full-time and is a member of the EOC Athletes’ Commission. 

Click here to read why Kate is supporting Women’s Sport Trust.