Budding Newbury Olympian Annabel Chaffey

Annabel Chaffey

Annabel started bob-sleighing nearly 4 years ago when she was 15 years old, after being sent to a trial by her secondary school, Park House. She lives in Hamstead Marshall and is currently working at Park House and studying for a degree in History & Politics with the Open University.

Since 2013 Annabel has competed in over 10 international races, one of which was the Winter Youth Olympics in Lillehammer in Feb 2016. She clocked over 100km/hr and was pleased to finish in 4th place overall.

To see Annabel in action watch this video of the event:

This season was her first season in the senior squad and she was lucky enough to have her first senior race back in January, in St Moritz.

Now she is aiming for the 2022 Winter Olympics and in order to do that she needs to train regularly. This inevitably runs up costs so Annabel is currently looking for sponsorship to help cover the cost of things like physio and petrol to and from Bath where she trains for most of the summer.

Sponsorship of Annabel Chaffey

Peter Stirland Ltd , one of the areas recognised Ford dealers for new and used cars, has agreed to sponsor local Team GB bobsleigh athlete Annabel Chaffey as she continues to train hard to secure a place in the senior squad.

Jon Stirland, managing director, said; “We are delighted to be able to support Annabel as she strives to build on the success she achieved at a junior level. Her commitment to her training is apparent and hopefully this will bring its rewards when she is next back on the ice.”

“I am so grateful for this support from Jon and his team, it really does make a difference. Despite only having small feet, my new pair of ice spikes (special sprint shoes that have rows of tiny teeth on the sole to allow the athletes to grip during the crucial push start of any bobsleigh race) cost £350 and only last one season. On top of this I need travel to the push track at Bath University once or twice a week throughout the summer season, cover gym costs and attend regular physio sessions,” explained Annabel.

Annabel has also recently been supported by MJP Therapy, who is providing her with massage and injury prevention advice and techniques as and when she needs it.

How to Contact Annabel

For more information about Annabel Chaffey and bobsleigh, please contact Annabel Chaffey on 07468 0431068 or [email protected]

Annabel is happy to speak to local groups about her bobsleighing career.

For media enquiries please contact Avril Chaffey, Avril Chaffey PR

Tel: 07765 343565
Email: [email protected]


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