Jenna Downing is the World’s No 1 Inline Skater, a 10 x British Champion and is a former X-Games silver medallist.
A natural competitor, Jenna has competed in rollerblading events since the tender age of 8 and has amassed a lifetime of awards competing across the globe in televised and major international events.
After turning professional at the age 12 (making Jenna the youngest female skater in the world to ever turn pro) there was no stopping her and Jenna has gone on to become an institution in British rollerblading.
Having been brought up by a single parent mother, Jenna has had to work incredibly hard to get to where she is today. Therefore Jenna’s focus now is on ‘giving back’ to young people and inspiring others to achieve their potential in life, and she does this by using her experiences, including the highs and lows she has gone through in life, to hopefully inspire and influence the lives of others.
Jenna helped make an impact to young people’s lives and raise aspirations whilst working on the Sporting Champions programme, and is now looking to inspire your audience by sharing her secret of what it takes to be the best you can be!
Jenna acts as an athlete mentor for the Youth Sport Trust. As one of the ‘Harnessing Talent Athletes’ on the Dame Kelly Holmes Trust Jenna is constantly getting involved in a range of projects aimed at inspiring young people and increasing sport participation.
“Sport has impacted on my life massively and I know that without sport I wouldn’t be the person that I am today. I’ve been lucky enough to make amazing friends and receive some fantastic opportunities. Sport has given me the motivation, drive and courage to push myself and be the best person that I can be.”