Jackman joins Commonwealth Games England Board

Commonwealth Games 3x3 Gold medallist Orlan Jackman has joined the Commonwealth Games England (CGE) board.

The experienced player, currently starring with NBL1's City of Birmingham Rockets, will take up a newly formed Board Apprentice role.

Further strengthening the board, Jackman’s role will seek to ensure CGE plays its part in developing former athletes to take up board positions and keep the organisation engaged with young people and their views on sport.

“I’m grateful for the learning opportunity that Team England are giving me by launching this initiative,” said Jackman, who works for Basketball England as its Commonwealth Games Legacy Project Officer.

“As an athlete, I’ve proven I can execute under pressure and I think there are a lot of transferable skills from my playing career that I will be able to take into this role.

“My aim is to give people a voice that don’t have a voice.”

Orlan Jackman (right) celebrates his gold medal at Birmingham 2022

John Steele, Chairman of Commonwealth Games England, said:

“Orlan’s enthusiasm is infectious, and he has real potential to be a successful sports leader of the future.”

The London basketball star, who’s originally from Hackney, won England’s first ever basketball Gold in dramatic fashion, alongside his teammates Myles Hesson, Kayne Henry and Jamell Anderson in the inaugural 3x3 competition at Birmingham 2022.

Jackman will be joined on the CGE Board by new appointees Commonwealth Games gymnastics champion Kristian Thomas and HR professional Liz Mulkerrin.