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CLUB INTERNATIONALS

Graeme Ballard 

is a Paralympian athlete with Cerebal Palsy. Graeme competed in the 2004 Athens games at 200m winning silver and London 2012 at 100m gaining bronze. 

Emily Borthwick

is our club record holder at High Jump and competed in the 2020 (held in 2021 due to Covid) Tokyo Olympics. Emily also reached the final of the European Indoor High Jump held at Turun, Poland in 2021. A life long club member having started in our Primary section.

Jeff Clare

is a GB and England international discus thrower and holds a number of our Shot and Discus records. Jeff was also a successful Rugby League player for Wigan and Salford.

Harry Coppell
World Youth Pole vault champion, British record holder, Olympic Games finalist 2020 (2021)

Commonwealth Games Bronze Medalist 2022

Collette Doran - Javelin 

 

Colette is the Deaf British Record Holder in Javelin 39m25 as well as being a European Silver Medalist  


Millie Forrest

 

International Wheelchair and Amputee Sports (IWAS) 2 x World Junior Champion Shot Put (2014 & 2015), runner up discus (2014), bronze discus (2015).

 

David Grindley - 400m

 

is a British former 400 metres track and field athlete who reached the final of the men's individual 400 metres (where he placed sixth) and won bronze in the men's 4 x 400 metres relay in the 1992 Barcelona Olympics.

His personal best for the 400 metres is 44.47 seconds and is the fastest time by a British teenager.

Gillian Hitchen 

Gillian Hitchen (now Cadman) was a National Champion after winning the 1978 UK Athletics Championships title in the high jump.

She represented England in the high jump, at the 1978 Commonwealth Games in EdmontonAlbertaCanada.

Kirsty Hunter - Sprinter 

Kirsty was the World Youth Games Champion in 2000 at the 100m. The games, organised by the International Blind Sporting Association. Kirsty was trained by Wigan sprint coach Don Moss, and in the long jump by International coach Peter Warden.

Gloria Hooper

is a seven times Italian champion over 100m & 200m, representing Italy at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics at 200m. Gloria was part of the Italian team that won bronze at the European Championships in 2022 (Munich) and Silver at the 2018 Mediterranean Games

Susan Jones - High Jump

Susan Jones (now Moncrieff) is the former British Record holder in the High Jump. Her personal best of 1.95m saw her top the rankings for years, as well as picking up a commonwealth silver medal.

Hayley Jones - Sprinter 

Hayley Jones (now Mills) a Great Britain representative who won Bronze as part of the women's 4 x 100m relay at the world championships. Hayley also shone as a junior in the sprints taking European titles in the 200m as well as the 4 x 100m in 2007.

 

Indienne King 

 

Represented GB over 800m at the European Junior Championship, 2023. 

 

Harris Koutras
 

Represented Cyprus at 110m hurdles. 


Bethan Lishman

is a deaf thrower. Beth competed for GB in the Deaflypmics in Taipei 2009, discus and hammer, Sofia 2013, hammer and Samson 2017, hammer. Beth coaches gymnastics in her home town of Cockermouth.

 

Ava Lloyd

 

European Junior finalist 1500m, 2023. 

Danielle McGifford

European Cup Combined Events Great Britain International - Heptathlon 

Jenny Meadows -400/800m

Jenny needs no introduction a multi medal winning international athlete.  We are very proud to have such a talented athlete in our ranks, especially as she came to us aged seven and three quarters and has forged a magnificent career all under the Wigan Harriers banner.

Ashley Nemit

 

European Junior finalist 400m and club record holder, 2023

Alex Russell

 

Senior International Long and Triple Jump. 

Phylis Smith - Sprinter 

Phylis Smith (now Watt, born 29 September 1965) is a female former sprinter from Great Britain who won an Olympic bronze medal in the 4 x 400 metres relay in Barcelona 1992. In 1994, she won a European Championships bronze medal in the 400 metres.

Dani Stevens  (nee Samuels),

is a retired Australian discus thrower, coached by a former Wigan AC Athlete (Hayden Knowles) Dani won the World Championships in 2009, Berlin and gained silver in 2017, London. Dani used Wigan as a base during a number of the European Summer Seasons.

Angie Thorpe - Hurdles 

Former British Record Holder 100m Hurdles and Olympian 

Kelly Ann Towns

 

GB International Sprint Triathlon 

Sharon Walls 

Great Britain hurdler Sharon Walls was an U23 international. Unfortunately injury cut Sharon's competitive career short. But thankfully her talent in the sport did not do to waste. Sharon went into coaching, learnt new events and coached an English Schools Champion, National Champion and Great Britain International.

 

Craig Winrow -800m

Craig represented Great Britain at the 1996 Summer Olympics reaching the semifinals. He represented England in the 800 metres event, at the 1994 Commonwealth Games in VictoriaBritish ColumbiaCanada.

His personal bests in the event are 1:45.23 outdoors (Rome 1996) and 1:47.78 indoors (Glasgow 1994). He also won World and European medals as a junior 

CLUB LIFETIME MEMBERS

Ernie Griffiths

Helen Underwood

Bill Cochran

Alan Halsall

Jenny Meadows

Don Moss

Margaret Grayson

Have we missed someone? This page is very much in progress please do not be offended if we have missed you or someone you know off. We would love to hear from you. If you, or anyone you know, is a Great Britain International then please head to our contact us page and send us a message.

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