Sheffield star Jess Ennis-Hill signs up as Games ambassador

A young Jessica Ennis shows off her Commonwealth Games bronze medal in 2006
A young Jessica Ennis shows off her Commonwealth Games bronze medal in 2006
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Sheffield golden girl Jessica Ennis-Hill has taken up a new role – promoting next year’s Commonwealth Games in Scotland.

The London 2012 Olympic heptathlon champion has been named as a Games Ambassador for Glasgow 2014.

The 27-year-old, from Dore, who won bronze at the 2006 Commonwealths in Australia, said: “I am excited about the Games in Glasgow and delighted to be an Ambassador.

“Having a major championships in Britain so soon after the Olympics is brilliant and to have the support of a crowd made up of all the home nations will help us athletes achieve our best again.

“My goal is to add Commonwealth gold to my Olympic, World and European ones – the full set would be amazing.”

Also named as an ambassador is boxing star Nicola Adams, who trains in Sheffield.

The London 2012 Olympic women’s flyweight champion said: “I know the public support will be fantastic.”