Athletes

At Forcefield we are privileged to work with many professional sports stars, not only heroes from the past, but today's stars and those of the future.

In no particular order we are proud to be associated with the following -

Click on the athletes name for more details

Real Road Racing

Ryan Farquhar

Ryan FarquharForcefield Supported Athlete

Ryan Farquhar has consistently been Ireland's best motorcycle road racer, winning countless races in Ireland, England and the Isle of Man securing Irish championship titles and the prestigious Duke Road Race rankings.

More Info: ryanfarquharracing.co.uk

Gary Johnson

Jamie Hamilton

Olie Linsdell

British Superbike Championship

Luke Hedger

Jake Dixon

Ben Wilson

Graeme Gowland

James Egan

James EganForcefield Supported Athlete

More Info: jamesegan blogspot

Adam Jenkinson

Glenn Irwin

AMA Pro Racing

Joey Pascarella

Joey PascarellaForcefield Supported Athlete

Winner of the prestigious Daytona 200 Joey has been a top-flight racer since his early teens with a number of AMA Supermoto titles under his belt and also won the 2010 AMA Pro SuperSport West Championship.

More Info: JoeyPascarellaRacing-Facebook

Stefano Mesa

Stefano MesaForcefield Supported Athlete

Stefano is a Colombian born American who has been riding since he was five years old. His first bike was a KTM50 which he received for Christmas in 1999. After racing in a variety of classes from supermoto to quad bike Stefano will compete in the highly competitive  2013 AMA Pro Motorcycle-Superstore.com SuperSport East series.

More Info: stefanomesa37.com

Robertino Pietri

Robertino PietriForcefield Supported Athlete

Hailing from Anzoategui, Venezuela 28 year old Robertino has raced at world level regurarly competing in the Moto GP Moto 2 championship.
In 2013 robertino will race in the flag ship US race series the AMA Pro National Guard SuperBike

More Info: robertinopietri.com

Kyle Wyman

Kyle WymanForcefield Supported Athlete

Kyle Wyman started riding motorcycles at the age of 5 on a 1994 Yamaha PW50 and since then has ridden and raced a variety of bikes including enduro, dirt track, flat track and AMA Supersport.
2013 will see Kyle on board a Harley Davidson XR12 in the 2013 AMA Pro Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson Series.

More Info: wymanbrosracing.com

Scandinavian Superbike

Tage Solberg

Tage SolbergForcefield Supported Athlete

Tage Solberg has spent more than a decade travelling and racing all over Europe. Competing in Norwegian, Swedish and Nordic Championships, IDM, ONK, Nordic Endurance and with wildcards in World Championship Supersport 600.  This has resulted in 1 championship, many race victories, pole positions and experience on many different bikes and tracks.

In 2011 he started his own team; TSR – Tage Solberg Racing. One of the goals of the new team is to promote motorcycle sport and to assist the new generation of racers. When not racing himself he enjoys supporting youngsters on the track and helping his club, SMCK, to organize their events.

Norwegian Champion Supersport 600
2 race wins European Championship Supersport 600, Sweden and Spain
4th place IDM Supersport
Runner-up Nordic Championship Superbike
3rd place Norwegian Championship 600 Production

More Info: www.solberg-racing.com

Drag Racing

Domonic Anderson

Domonic AndersonForcefield Supported Athlete

Factory sponsored in part Drag Racer for BMW Mottorad; Domonic Anderson is no stranger for the need for speed.

Known by peers and colleagues within the drag race community, Domonic has become a coach and spokesperson for many new drag racers as well as a test rider for major manufactures and custom builders.

Becoming BMW's first pro African American drag racer, he was the first to debut the S1000RR at the drag strip.

Right out of high school, he found his passion to race when invited to a local drag strip with friends.

Challenging his new hobby, he entered the MiRock SuperBike Racing Series and made a name for himself by achieving low ET numbers on stock wheel base bikes.

In 2008, rookie Domonic Anderson entered the AMA Drag Racing Series finishing within the top ten in the nation.

Since then he has been featured in numerous national magazines, radio talk shows and meet and greet events nationwide.

More Info: domonicanderson.com

Enduro

Emma Bristow

Emma BristowForcefield Supported Athlete

Emma is a professional womens motorcycle trials and enduro rider who after a change from her favoured trials discipline entered the Indoor Enduro World Championship and become World Champion at the first attemt in 2014

More Info: Emma-Bristow-Facebook

Craig Bounds

Craig BoundsForcefield Supported Athlete

Craig Bounds is a veteran of the Enduro racing scene with 9 International six day medals, Scot trial finisher, Red Bull Romaniacs expert finisher and prologue winner twice as well as 3 times Dakar racer to name but a few of his achievements.
2013 Sees Craig facing his demons as he takes on the Dakar again after a horrific crash in 2011 which left him with a serious shoulder injury 

More Info: blackdeserttraining.com

Supermoto

Lewis Cornish

Lewis CornishForcefield Supported Athlete

Lewis Cornish was the first British junior rider to compete in the tough French Supermoto championships and the 2007 Las Vegas Stateline Nationals he was also the youngest ever British supermoto champion age 13 and in 2010 was selected to represent the Team Great Britain Junior squad at the Supermoto of Nations.

More Info: lewiscornish.co.uk

Motorcycle Racing - Teams

MPS Racing

Forcefield Supported Athlete

MPS Racing, based in glorious North Yorkshire in the UK, is a World and British Championship Enduro racing team offering up and coming riders the chance to compete with the best in the world.

 

More Info: www.mps-racing.co.uk

Darvill Racing

Darvill RacingForcefield Supported Athlete

Darvill Racing began in the fifties by Peter Darvill; he had considerable successes throughout the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s as a solo rider being crowned World Endurance Champion (on his own machine) in 1971.Peter suffered a major injury during a race in Barcelona in 1976 racing for the Factory Honda Team that ended his solo race career, however as soon as he could walk again he re-joined the world endurance circuits as Team Manager.
He continued as Team Manager of Darvill Racing up until the 1999 when he officially retired. This didn’t last long and only four years later in 2003 he was persuaded to support a Team with his machines, this arrangement remained in place until February 2009 when he handed over the reins to Alex Aitchison.
Since then Alex has developed a team flexible enough to participate in multiple events across Europe on any given weekend. They focus on National and International events which include pure road races (such as the TT and Manx Grand Prix), Endurance races (classic and modern both in the UK and Europe) and Classic and modern race series. Over the years they have achieved many successes and continue to push the boundaries, winning races and turning heads in the process.

More Info: www.darvillracing.co.uk

Motorcycle Racing - Speedway

Tai Woffinden

Gary Havelock

Gary HavelockForcefield Supported Athlete

Simply one of the greatest British speedway riders of all time who returned to his roots in season 2006 to captain the Redcar Bears.

British Under-21 Champion, European Junior Champion, Twice British Champion, Overseas Champion, WORLD CHAMPION, Elite League Riders Champion.

More Info: http://www.garyhavelock.co.uk/

Stunt Performers

Vertical Trix

Vertical TrixForcefield Supported Athlete

Vertical Trix are Europe's number 1 Motorcycle Stunt Display Team. Their large yummy stunt cake is made up of three key ingredients, James Bowman, Chris Walton and Lee Ludoski. Vertical Trix has taken Europe by storm and left thousands of spectators across the UK with grazed chins from the jaw-dropping action that has wowed the masses.

More Info: www.verticaltrix.com

Marlow Warrington-Mattei

Marlow Warrington-MatteiForcefield Supported Athlete

Marlow moved to England in 2001 where he joined the prestigious NEC Harlequins Rugby Academy. With shear determination and hard work changing positions and Bering team captain in his respective age groups he finally got the attention of the England Under 19’s head coach and began earning himself several international caps for his country.

In 2004 he made a decision to follow a childhood dream of becoming a stunt performer. After three and a half years of training in various sports disciplines such as kickboxing, gymnastics, rock climbing, Trampolining and many more Marlow managed to become an Equity registered Stunt Performer in 2008.

He has since worked on Blockbuster movies such has Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 & 2, Christopher Nolan’s Inception, Skyfall, Snow White and the Huntsman, Wrath of the Titans and many more doubling actors such as Dominic West, Sam Worthington and Joey Ansah.
 

More Info: www.mwmstunts.com

Riky Ash

Riky AshForcefield Supported Athlete

Riky Ash is a highly skilled, experienced and talented Stuntman, Stunt co-ordinator and Actor.
Riky has doubled over 200 children and adults of all statures and has safely performed over 1000 stunts and successfully co-ordinated many other projects. His achievements have been honoured in the 2000 edition of the Guinness Book Of Records.

More Info: fallingforyou.tv

Atkinson Action Horses

Atkinson Action HorsesForcefield Supported Athlete

Owned and run by the Atkinson family, who have devoted the past 15 years to providing highly trained horses and riders to Film, TV and Live Events. Over the years they have appeared in advertising, feature films & blockbuster movies, TV, documentaries, major live historical re-enactments, jousts and stunt shows around Europe.

More Info: actionhorses.co.uk

Snowsport - Teams

FISI Federazione Italiana Sport Invernali

FISI Federazione Italiana Sport InvernaliForcefield Supported Athlete

Federazione Italiana Sport Invernali (Italian winter sports federation)

More Info: www.fisi.org

Great Britain SBX Team

Great Britain SBX TeamForcefield Supported Athlete

Nine riders and two coaches representing GB across Europe in Europa and World Cup competitions riding towards glory at the 2014 Olympics.

Between October and April they are based in Morzine and train in Avoriaz.

More Info: http://www.facebook.com/britishsnowboardcrossteam?sk=wall

Great Britain Speed Ski Team

Great Britain Speed Ski TeamForcefield Supported Athlete

Speedskiing is the fastest non-motorised sport on Earth. Extreme speed, extreme danger = the need for the best protection available!

More Info: http://www.facebook.com/British-Speed-Ski-Team

Salomon FreeSki UK Team

Salomon FreeSki UK TeamForcefield Supported Athlete

The cream of the UK Freeski scene headed up by Freeski legend Pat Sharples.

More Info: Website coming soon

Salomon Snowboard UK Team

Salomon Snowboard UK TeamForcefield Supported Athlete

The cream of the UK Snowboard scene choose to wear Forcefield!

More Info: Website coming soon

Snowsport - Snowboard

Jamie Nicholls

Jamie NichollsForcefield Supported Athlete

A professional snowboarder from Bradford in England, Jamie Nicholls grew up riding the Snowflex slope at Halifax in Yorkshire where he would spend most evenings trying to progress as much as he could while having fun with his friends.

Jamie competed all over the UK and made a habit of winning from early on which led to him turning professional as soon as he left school since when he has gone on to make a mark on both the European and Worldwide scene riding for Red Bull and Nike 6.0

More Info: jamienichollsuk.com

Jenny Jones

Jenny JonesForcefield Supported Athlete

Jenny Jones is the UK's most globally respected and successful professional snowboarder.

Since bursting onto the scene as a precociously talented teenager in 1999, she has entered and won countless big air and slopestyle competitions - including three X-Games gold medals in a row between 2009 and 2010 and a fantastic Bronze medal at the 2014 Sochi Olympics - and starred in some of the biggest shred movies of the last decade

More Info: jennyjonessnowboarder.com

Nate Kern

Nate KernForcefield Supported Athlete

From a young age Nate Kern was really into sport from football, basketball, skateboarding and wakeboarding which led eventually to snowboarding and a new passion.

From growing up in Southern England Nate is now based in Breckenridge inside the incredible rocky mountains of Colorado.

Nate spends his time traveling around the globe to train, film and compete and recently got involved with the British Snowboard Team whom he hopes to work more closely with in the build up to the 2014 Olympics in Russia.

More Info: www.nate-kern.com

Snowsport - Freeskiing

Peter Speight

Peter SpeightForcefield Supported Athlete

Sheffield based Peter now competes for the Great Britain Freeski team in Halfpipe after being selected for the team in summer 2013. He also loves riding big jumps and backcountry and thinks of himself as an all-rounder and is now traveling the World entering competitions and training hard for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics!

More Info: www.peterspeight.co.uk

James Machon

James MachonForcefield Supported Athlete

The British Freestyle Skiing Half Pipe champion is currently the only British male competing at World Cup level.

Skiing since the age of 7 James won his first competition at the age of 14 the Yorkshire Championships and has since gone on to win the British Freestyle Skiing Half pipe championship 3 times and has competed in the Winter Dew Tour, World Championships, World Cup, European Open, and is working towards the Olympics in 2014 where the Freestyle Skiing Half Pipe will feature for the very first time as an official sport.

More Info: http://jamesmachon.blogspot.com/

Rob Machon

Rob MachonForcefield Supported Athlete

Previously an ice hockey player Rob adapted the skills from skating into skiing and became a moguls skier. At 14 Rob started trying out Half Pipe and Slope Style at Sheffield Dry Ski Slope and since then he hasn’t looked back on his moguls or ice hockey days and has quickly became one Britain’s best.
Rob competed in his first World Cup at just 16 placing 32nd making him realise he had made it onto the world scene. For the last 3 years Rob has been travelling around Europe and America training with the best coaches and getting great results at the British Championships, European Opens in Switzerland and the Regional series and the Aspen Open in America.
Robs next thing on his to do list is compete at the 2014 Olympics which has been his dream since he discovered skiing.

More Info: Website coming soon

Katie Summerhayes

Katie SummerhayesForcefield Supported Athlete

At 6 years old Katie learned to ski on the artificial slope at Sheffield and after joining the Sharks she discovered her love for Freestyle skiing.  After her first competition at 9 years old she knew she wanted to stay with 'freestyle' skiing and began to train more with this in mind.
At the age of 15 Katie was thrilled to be invited to the 2011 FIS World Championships in the USA; here she was taking part in the Halfpipe and Slopestyle events, this was the first time that Slopestyle had been included and Katie was determined to go. With a fantastic 11th place in Slopestyle (only just missing out on the finals) and 14th in the Halfpipe these results  were  a great achievement for her first major competition.  With a Euro X Games invite in March 2011 this season has turned into an exciting journey that Katie has set her sights on continuing.
Katie trains all year round on the dry slopes and indoor slopes of the UK and she attends regular trampoline coaching and fitness sessions. Mountain snow time is taken whenever possible and when her studies allow. The opportunity to train on full time basis is what she is aiming for after school has finished in 2012.
After the IOC decision to allow both the Halfpipe and Slopestyle events in the full Winter Olympics Katie has set her goals on competing in the games. There is an exciting future ahead for Freestyle skiing and hopefully Katie

More Info: www.katiesummerhayes.co.uk

Julian Ball

Julian BallForcefield Supported Athlete

Julian Ball first went skiing when he was 9 years old on a family holiday to Courmayeur, Italy, he skied hard on every holiday until he was 12 and from 13-19 years old he switched to snowboarding including completing two seasons, in Argentina and Whistler, working as a snowboard instructor. In Whistler he slowly made the swap back to Skiing.
After Whistler Julian studied Sports Coaching and Leisure Management at Oxford Brookes University. Whilst studying he competed in a number of inter-university freestyle competitions with great success placing 1st, twice, and 3rd twice. In the Northern Hemisphere summers he travels to New Zealand to try and hone his skills at Snowpark, Cardrona and Treble Cone.
After university he spent one season  in Val d'isere followed by two in Morzine working on both park and back country riding. For the past couple of summers he has spent a month or two on the glacier at Saas Fee, Switzerland.
Julian now spends the winter season traveling all over Europe where he compete at the highest level and is the star of many ski movies.

More Info: Website coming soon

Ally Watson

Ally WatsonForcefield Supported Athlete

Film specialist Ally Watson started out in freestyle at the age of 15 his style progressing through to big mountain and backcountry freestyle with a focus on being out in the natural environment of the mountains.

Working with Unity-Productions, a British film productions company he will be concentrating on filming for video parts as well as working with photographers throughout the year. Dramatic shots guaranteed.

More Info: http://www.allywatson.co.uk/

Snowsport - Ski-Cross

Filip Flisar

Filip FlisarForcefield Supported Athlete

Slovenian Filip Flisar is a skiing jack-of-all-trades, competing in skiercross, alpine events and even some halfpipe. He's now focused on skiercross and ready to redeem himself after a lackluster performance in Skier X 2011.

He says he's calm under pressure and not intimidated by big events and won his first event the FIS World Cup at Alpe d'Huez in mid-January 2012.

 

More Info: www.filipflisar.com

Peter Whelan

Peter WhelanForcefield Supported Athlete

Peter started skiing when he was eight, on a dry ski slope with his school. He picked up the basics almost instantly and over the next couple of years he continued to ski on 'plastic' with his local race team in regional plastic races. His coach at the time, Helmut Gabl, told Peter's parents about his potential and advised them that Peter should start racing on snow.

Having been on one skiing holiday Peter entered his first race, at the English Championships, with no training or trainer; he finished fourth, demonstrating his talent in the sport. That summer Peter went on his first snow training camp aged ten, and joined Sandown Park ski racing club. With the help of some great Swiss coaches Peter greatly improved over the next few years.

Peter was selected for the British Alpine Children's Ski team the first year he moved into the new age group and skied for the next few years with them, winning many British titles and finishing in the top 15 in his last year of children's competition in Abertone, Italy. When Peter was 15 he moved into FIS racing and joined the British Development Team. Some extremely competitive races in central Europe over the next few years encouraged Peter to improve and he was selected for the British Senior Alpine Ski Team. At the British Championships Peter performed extremely well and remains the best ranked British Junior Downhill racer ever.

Peter's move to ski cross took place in the 2009/2010 season, when he heard more and more about the new sport. In his first race Peter was badly injured, highlighting to him the dangers of the new sport he was pursuing a career in. At the end of the season Peter produced some good results on the European Cup circuit. In the southern hemisphere season Peter won the South American Cup series, and will start the 2010/2011 season amongst the top 20 in the world. He is now Britain's top ranked male skier.

More Info: Website coming soon

Snowsport - Sit Ski

Tim Farr

Tim FarrForcefield Supported Athlete

Tim Farr is a Winter Paralympian and one of the senior and top Athletes of the British Disabled Ski Team

Tim started skiing at an early age and has carried on his love of the mountains. After breaking his back in 2004 on a university ski trip he knows the importance of good body protection more than anybody. Within a year of Breaking his back Tim was back on the slopes out in America and within another year had joined the British Development squad.

Over the last few year Tim has gone from strength to strength and now competes at World Cup, Europa Cup and NorAm events competing in Slalom, GS Super G and Downhill. His focus is now completely set on the qualifying for Sochi 2014.

More Info: www.timfarr.co.uk

Anna Turney

Anna TurneyForcefield Supported Athlete

Paralympic Alpine Ski Racer, Anna Turney, finished 6th in the Vancouver Paralympics only 4 years after becoming paralysed whilst snowboard racing. Anna watched the Torino Olympics from a hospital bed in Japan and resolved to become a Paralympic skier.

Anna is hungry for medals. She is currently training for the 2013 World Championships and going for gold in the 2014 Sochi Paralympics!

More Info: www.annaturney.com

Horse Racing

Philip Carberry

Philip CarberryForcefield Supported Athlete

Hailing from one of the fore-most racing families in Ireland, Philip Carberry, born on 1 November 1980, is the son of jockey Tommy Carberry, who was a famous National Hunt jockey in the 1960s and 1970s. His uncle is Arthur Moore, one of Ireland’s leading National Hunt trainers and his siblings, Paul, Peterjon and Nina, are also successful Irish riders.

His first win came in 1997 on Native Status for his father Tommy, he progressed through the ranks and won the Irish Grand National in 2006 on Point Barrow, followed by the French Gold Cup (Grand Steeple Chase de Paris) on Princesse D'Anjou. He also won the Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham on Sublimity in 2007 before winning again the Grand Steeple Chase de Paris on Princesse D'Anjou.  He has had many other major wins besides these In France where he has lived full time in Chantilly just outside Paris since 2009. His proudest moment was winning the Irish

More Info: Philip Carberry Twitter Feed