Our Ambassadors

Rachel Burford

Rugby Player

Rachel is a World Cup Winning Rugby player having been on the winning team for England in August 2014, and representing and competing for the team throughout the last decade. With over 50 Caps, Rachel’s dedication to her sport has led her to compete in five Rugby World Cups, six RBS 6 Nations Tournaments and three European Championships.

With all her accomplishments, in 2014 Rachel was offered a professional sevens contract and is now focusing on training towards the 2016 Olympic Games.

Rachel is an Ambassador for the Meatsnacks Group and is passionate about the products, having used biltong and beef jerky as an aid whilst training. The athlete uses jerky as a pre and post workout snack to get a healthy protein hit when she needs it.

Joshua Nathan

Gymnast

Joshua Nathan, age 16 is a gymnast supported by the Meatsnacks Group. The young athlete has had many highlights in his ten-year career so far having achieved an array of prestigious titles, reflecting his hard work and dedication to his profession.

Joshua has competed and earned titles from under 14, 16 and 18 categories at the British and English Championships. Most recently, the athlete came first in the 2015 Under 17s English Championships for Pommel Horse. He has also won a gold medal for the Under 18s 4-way competition between GB, Switzerland, Germany and France.

Joshua endeavours to compete with Team GB in the 2016 European Championships as well as competing in the 2016 British and English Championships.

Joshua enjoys Cruga Biltong as part of his training regime.

Jamie Galloway

Footballer

Jamie Galloway is a Semi-Professional footballer who is supported by the Meatsnacks Group. The footballer currently plays for Deportivo Galicia positioning as a winger on either flank. As an ambassador, Jamie promotes beef jerky in gyms across London.

Before his football career, Jamie had worked in the Leisure industry as a qualified Lifeguard and Fitness Instructor. His professional and diligent conduct was rewarded when he won the 2014 Apprentice of the Year, awarded by the Lifetime Learner Achievement Awards for the completion of his apprenticeship. His successes have been recognised by mainstream media, having been heavily featured in established publications.

Lamin Deen

Bobsleigh is a muscle pumping adrenaline sport that requires a mix of reaction, driver skill, speed/strength and team work. It is not for the faint hearted.

Lamin is a pilot on his team and began bobsleighing in 2006 after attending the army annual sprint race. He finished a not so shabby 3rd place, he was then scouted for the position of brakeman/pusher.

He loves racing down the ice tracks at high speeds of up to 100mph and up to 5G force in some of the bends. Lamin and team mates have nick named the sport “F1 on ice”

Lamin believes that protein is a huge part of a bobsleighers life and what better way to get it in then a delicious meat snack.

“I have attended 5 world championship and 1 Olympic Games and my aim (not dream) is to win a medal in the 2018 Winter Games”

We wish Lamin all the best for achieving his dream at the 2018 Winter Games.

Paul Addicott

Paul Addicott, a family man who loves to run. Always up for the next challenge, completing Ironman; 100k races and numerous marathons are just the beginning. Paul wants to join the 100 marathon club, and loves to travel abroad to do a marathon.

With a PB of 1:23 for a half marathon and 3:08 for a marathon, Paul still wants to go sub 3, but these days prefers to pace races than race them. Paul said “there is no better feeling than helping a group of people achieve their PB’s”. Paul will be pacing London, Manchester, Liverpool and Berlin marathons this year along with numerous half marathons.

Tim Garner

Tim is a former professional squash player who reached no.26 in the PSA World Rankings and no.6 in the UK. He is an eight time European Club Champion and still plays competitive squash for Paderborn, Lansdowne and Dulwich. Since retiring from the professional tour, Tim has undertaken a number of different sporting challenges including Olympic Distance Triathlon, the London Marathon and incredibly playing 7 matches on 7 continents in 7 days with his friend ex-World no.1, Peter Nicol MBE. Tim has also completed the 90 km Comrades Marathon in South Africa. It was from this and his many trips to South Africa for squash that he realised what a great energy snack biltong was. He quickly realised that in the UK people are all too quick to grab a packet of crisps or chocolate bar, when meat snacks are a healthier and better option!

Dominick Cunningham

I am a Great British gymnast and  have been part of the squad for 13 years now. I started gymnastics at the age of 5.
Having competed at major championships such as the Europeans, I was one of the reserves for the 2016 Olympics and went out with the team to Rio. This made me hungry for the up coming competitions in the future! I also own an Olympic torch because I ran with one in 2012!
My future is looking very good and I will carry on pushing the limits!
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Dion Leonard

Dion Leonard is a Australian/British Ultra Runner who started running in 2013 and has already achieved numerous top 10 finishes in ultra races around the world, in the most extreme conditions. Dion has not only competed in but completed some of the world’s toughest ultra running races across the most inhospitable landscapes, including two times at the “Toughest Footrace on Earth” the brutal 250km Marathon Des Sables across the Sahara desert. Dion has also run South Africa’s 250km Kalahari Extreme Desert Race 3 times (winning it in 2017), MDS Peru 250km in the Ica Desert, Hawaii’s infamous HURT 100 and Cambodia 220km.

In 2016 Dion was running a 250km race across the Chinese Gobi Desert when a stray dog started running with him. The lovable pup, who would later earn the name Gobi, proved that what she lacked in size, she more than made up for in heart, as she went step for step with Dion over the Tian Shan Mountains, across massive sand dunes, through yurt villages and the black sands of the Gobi Desert, keeping pace with him for 125km.

The unlikely pair formed an unbreakable bond and Dion made Gobi a promise to bring her home, but their journey would become an emotional rollercoaster ride as Gobi would go missing in a city in Northwestern China. Their unbelievable true story became a worldwide sensation and international bestselling book with a movie now in the works.

Lucja Leonard

Lucja Leonard is a Dutch-Australian ultra runner who has spent the last 15 years living and working in the UK and is now based in Chamonix.  Lucja has competed in some of the most amazing & challenging events across the world including the infamous Marathon Des Sables (twice), Kalahari Augrabies Extreme Marathon (twice – 2nd lady), TransGranCanaria, Transvulcania and Marathon Mont Blanc.  She has also ran the length of The Netherlands, 500km in 5 days, in pink (R)underwear to raise £8k for Breast Cancer charity Pink Ribbon Foundation.

Lucja has a Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage and Personal Fitness Trainer Level 3.  Offering mobile sports massage in and around Chamonix and also available for running coaching & training plans.