Bradford People: Sports


William David Charles (Will) Carling, OBE was born in Bradford’s Maternity Hospital on 12 December 1965.  He played Rugby union for Harlequins and was the Captain of England from 1988 to 1996, the youngest ever at 22, winning 72 caps.

Philip Ranulph (Phil) de Glanville, the rugby union player, was a resident of Bradford. He played at centre for Bath and was twice captain of England, the first time following on from Will Carling.

Edward Daniel (Ed) McKeever (born in Bath in 1983). The Olympic gold medal kayak winner is a resident of Bradford.  He won two medals at the 2010 World Championships in Poznan, winning gold in the K-1 200 m and a silver in the K-1 4 × 200 m events. He won another silver medal in the K-1 200m at the 2011 event in Szeged. On 11 August at the London Olympics he won the gold medal in the K1 200m final, after achieving a new Olympic Record of 35.087 seconds in the heats.

Robert Nigel (Rob) Newman (born on 13 December 1963 in Bradford on Avon) is an English footballer who played for Bristol City, Norwich City and  Southend United before going on to manage  Southend, then Cambridge United and A.F.C Bournemouth.

Andrew (Andy) Pearce (born on April 20, 1966 in Bradford on Avon). A footballer who has played for Coventry City, Sheffield Wednesday, Wimbledon and  Aldershot Town.

Jazmin (Jazz) Carlin (born 17th September 1990 in Swindon, Wiltshire) swimmer, resident in Bradford on Avon while based at Bath University. She won a gold medal in the 800 metres freestyle and silver in the 400 metres freestyle at the Commonwealth Games, Glasgow 2014 and silver medals in the 400 metres freestyle and the 800 metres freestyle at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics in 2016.


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