News April 10, 2019
Athletics legend appointed ambassador
We are delighted to have appointed Colin Jackson CBE as King’s InterHigh’s school ambassador.
Born in Cardiff, South Wales, Mr Jackson had a glittering career in athletics from 1986 to 2003 competing predominantly in the 110m hurdles.
He won an Olympic silver medallist in 1988 and went on to become a two-time world and Commonwealth champion and four-time European champion. Mr Jackson also won 44 consecutive races in the event between 1993 and 1995 and his world record of 12.91 seconds stood for 12 years.
Since retiring from sport, Mr Jackson has been an integral part of BBC Sport team covering athletics, being part of the panel at every major event since the Athens Olympics in 2004.
“I’m really proud to be an ambassador for King’s InterHigh,” said Mr Jackson.
“If we can help steer young people to be the best person that they can possibly be every single day of their life in any aspect, then I think we’ve done a cracking job. So, I’m very excited about what the future can bring for us all.”
Wey Education CEO, Jacqueline Daniel said: “We’re excited to welcome Colin as our school ambassador. He is a good fit for King’s InterHigh.
“He has an engaging nature with young people and an ability to motivate them to be the best that they can possibly be, not just at their sport but whatever it is they choose to do in life.
“As the relationship builds, Colin will assist us in communicating key messages to the young people at King’s InterHigh.
“Whether that’s around academic success, personal success and just motivating them to live a life around the love of learning.”