26 performers with Kent connections were selected to represent Great Britain at the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Rio.

Highlights included table tennis player and Ambassador of the Kent FANS scheme, Will Bayley,  who won gold in the Men’s Class 7 Singles.  Will also won bronze in the Men’s Class 6-8 Team event alongside fellow FANS Ambassador Ross Wilson.


There were also a number of other current and past members of the FANS scheme amongst the Kent performers in Rio.  We would like to offer our congratulations to all those who were selected and competed:


Sophie Ainsworth – Sailing – 49er FX class
Kate French – Modern Pentathlon
Tom Ransley – Rowing – Men’s Eight (Gold Medal)
William Fox-Pitt – Equestrian – Eventing
Kat Driscoll – Gymnastics – Trampolining
Adam Gemili – Athletics – 200m & 4x 100m Relay
Jack Green – Athletics – 400m hurdles
Tom Bosworth – Athletics – Race Walking
Ashley Jackson – Hockey
Nicholas Catlin – Hockey
Daniel Fox – Hockey
Iain Lewers – Hockey
Barry Middleton – Hockey
George Pinner – Hockey
Samuel Ward – Hockey
Susannah Townsend – Hockey (Gold medal)
Maddie Hinch – Hockey (Gold medal)
Shona McCallin – Hockey (Gold medal)
Sam Quek – Hockey (Gold medal)
Nicola White – Hockey (Gold medal)
Ruaridh McConnochie – Rugby 7s (Silver Medal)


Will Bayley – Table Tennis (Gold medal & Bronze medal)
Ross Wilson – Table Tennis (Bronze medal)
Tania Nadarajah – Archery
Stephen Osborne – Athletics
Claire Harvey – Athletics – Unfortunately had to withdraw after selection due to injury