Athletes Our athletes Sophie Cox Sophie was a keen sportswoman from a young age and began judo when she was just seven years old at a summer course. She gained her black belt at 15 and has since been on to represent GB at European, World and Olympic Level. She coaches and is an ambassador for her sport and in other areas. Sophie has had the good fortune to travel and compete all over the world. She has also had time away from competition and worked as an English and PE teacher in Thailand. She works as an ambassador and athlete mentor and is often in demand for public appearances including speaking and presentations. She coaches adults and children and hopes to inspire other young people. Giving Back Sophie joined the Trust as an athlete mentor in 2012. Since then she has worked together with the Trust on various projects including the National Citizen Service and Aspiring Minds. She is involved in the Sporting Champions scheme and also the Get On Track programme. Already Sophie has a wealth of experience in many areas and this is growing all the time. Competitive record Team GB 2004, 2012 European Championships silver 2003, 2005; bronze 2002, 2011 7 times British Champion. Junior world championships, 5th place. Commonwealth games 2000, bronze. British Open Champion 2004,2005, 2012.