Introducing our new UKSA Team Member, Emma Ellis, Programmes Support Officer

UKSA is delighted to welcome Emma Ellis to our small team as part of an international intern agreement. The power of technology and international collaboration has enabled us to work with Emma who lives in the USA.

UKSA is proud of its connection with American Colleges. For many years, UKSA has successfully hosted several interns from Syracuse University and other Universities from across the UK and US.

Emma joined UKSA in February and is with us for at least 3 months.  Her role supports the development and delivery of UKSA programmes, including exploring mental health and mindfulness in the sports sector and supporting our social media strategy.

Emma brings with her lots of different experiences and knowledge and an abundance of passion and enthusiasm to have athletes’ voices heard.

Here’s a few words from Emma herself.  You can contact Emma, on

Emma Ellis, UKSA Programmes Support Officer (intern)

“My name is Emma Ellis, and I am currently in my third year of college at Syracuse University in New York. I am majoring in Policy Studies with a minor in Political Science.

Unfortunately, due to the pandemic, I am no longer able to study in London this spring, but I am fortunate to have an opportunity to work with UKSA virtually. I love gaining new experiences and expanding my global reach and awareness, which is why I am excited to work with a UK organisation, specifically, the UK Sports Association. I feel honoured to work for an organisation whose vision is to enable people with learning disability, Down syndrome and autism to excel and achieve their full potential in sport.

I hope to meet new people through this organisation, and I am excited to work with the athletes to get them more engaged on UKSA’s social media. I can’t wait to meet and learn more about the athletes and the sports for which they’re so passionate.”


There are lots of work area, tasks and functions we need support in.  From administration, comms and marketing, design, PR, policy, bid writing, research, content production, web development, governance, anti-doping, practitioner psychologists to name but a few!

If you have some time on your hands and are interested in getting involved in our work, offering your expertise to make a positive impact supporting our work with athletes with intellectual impairment, Down syndrome and autism then drop us a line on ; send us a DM on twitter, or a message through facebook – we would love to hear from you!




9 March 2021