We are delighted to help support local GB Bobsleigh number 1 towards the 2018 winter Olympics

Mica McNeill was originally a netballer and hockey player from Consett before she fell in love with the sport that has made her the UK number 1.

She hopes her chosen path will now lead her towards success in the XXIII Olympic Winter Games, which are to be hosted in Pyeongchang, South Korea in February 2018.

Mica’s family, friends and supporters are fundraising to help the County Durham hopeful achieve her dreams and we have made a donation towards her costs.

Tony Luckett, Managing Partner commented;

‘‘We are delighted to be able to support Mica in her bid for medal success and are hoping some of our friends and clients may be willing to offer some support too.

We appreciate that every little helps and if anyone is willing to contribute, at whatever level, they just need to let us know and we can provide details of how to progress. It would be very much appreciated.

Nurturing local North-east sporting talent provides positive benefits for the region and certainly puts us on the map. We very much look forward to watching Mica compete for GB Bobsleigh in February’’.


Mica’s Success Story

Mica has established herself as a leading female driver with GB Bobsleigh having joined the programme in 2010 after her physical training instructor at Durham Girls High School took her and others to Camp Hill Adventure Park near Bedale. Bruce Ropner then instructed them on how to push and load a Bobsleigh.

Former World Champion Nicola Minichiello subsequently visited Camp Hill to give further instruction and Mica then visited Igls to try the ice for the first time.

Micha went onto compete at the inaugural Youth Olympic Games in 2012. The former County Durham netballer and hockey player duly competed at the Youth Olympics in Igls, winning a silver medal alongside now Commonwealth long jump Silver medalist Jazmin Sawyers.

Mica went on to taste North American Cup success when she won gold in Calgary in 2012 and she picked up four NAC medals in as many races in 2016/17 with three silvers and a bronze.

She recorded three top ten World Cup finishes to her name in 2016/17 and enjoyed a double success in January 2017 when she won World Junior Championship gold with Mica Moore in Winterberg two days after claiming Europa Cup glory with Montell Douglas.

Mica finished 16th at her third World Championships in 2017, having placed 12th and 14th in 2016 and 2015 respectively after winning bronze in the Junior Worlds in 2013.