• Phil Packer

Former GB athlete, CEO of GB Luge & Luge Team Leader for Beijing 2022, Gavin Arnold, supports BRIT

We are delighted that Gavin has joined our BRIT Ambassador family. We are delighted that Gavin is part of our BRIT Ambassador family to support and improve young adult mental health and fitness throughout the UK. Gavin is a former GB Luge athlete and is now Chief Executive of GB luge and Luge Team Leader for Beijing 2022. We are sincerely grateful to Gavin for championing the annual BRIT Challenge and encouraging GB athletes to join our BRIT Ambassador family.

Gavin Arnold - Former GB Athlete & CEO of GB Luge

“The COVID-19 pandemic has affecting all of our lives and it is having a huge impact on those who are already facing mental health difficulties. Young adult mental health was already a concern in the UK before COVID-19. We need to do all we can to ensure young adults receive professional and timely support to avoid them suffering from long-term mental health difficulties. The annual BRIT Challenge is an exciting opportunity that has huge potential to engage and support the 5 million Higher and Further Education students in UK universities and colleges. Every university, college, specialist college and Students’ Union are invited to enter teams in this feelgood February fundraiser and encourage student and staff participation. BRIT is inviting current and retired Olympians, Paralympians, sports personalities, adventurers and explorers to join the BRIT Ambassador family and promote the BRIT Challenge, destigmatise mental health and champion equality, diversity and inclusion. This is a time when we need to unite as athletes; together we have the potential to have a positive UK-wide impact on supporting and improving young adult and student mental health. I urge our Great Britain Winter Sport and Snowsport athletes to join our BRIT Ambassador family and support UK universities and colleges as they take on the annual BRIT Challenge. I’m thrilled to be part of the BRIT Ambassador family and look forward to encouraging students and staff at Durham University and the University of Gloucestershire to take on the BRIT Challenge”. Gavin Arnold Former GB athlete, Chief Executive of GB Luge and Luge Team Leader for Beijing 2022

Gavin is a former member of Team GB Luge and competed in the Luge World Cup. He is a pilot in the Royal Air Force and acted as a military liaison officer for the GB Luge Association (GBLA) with responsibility for maintaining links between the GBLA and the individual armed forces teams. As Chief Executive of GB Luge and Luge Team Leader for Beijing 2022, Gavin supports athletes in all aspects of their preparation for competitions. (Gavin I wondered if you would like to add something here about how to get involved etc.) To read more about GB Luge, please visit the GB Luge Association (GBLA) website. The GBLA are the National Governing Body for the Olympic Sport of Luge in Great Britain. You can follow Gavin on Twitter and Instagram.