National Prayer Breakfast for Scotland

Debbie Flood

Debbie’s international rowing career began with a bronze in the double scull with Frances Houghton at the World Junior Rowing Championships in 1998.Debbie has achieved Gold at three World Championships for the Women’s quad: in Eton 2006, Munich 2007 and Karapiro 2010. Debbie won silver in the quadruple sculls at both the Athens and Beijing Olympics.

As well as dedicating her life to sport, Debbie is committed to improving the lives of others. A fully trained prison officer and co-founder of a Community Project working with expelled pupils, Debbie has a wealth of experience in working with young people.

Debbie is patron of Headway Thames Valley, supports Sue Ryder Care and is Captain of the prestigious Leander Club becoming the first Female Captain in the history of the club.

Kirsty Kettles

The Beijing 2008 Olympic Games were Kirsty Kettles’ (nee Balfour) second Olympic Games.

The 200m breaststroke has consistently been Kirsty’s strongest event and she has claimed an impressive list of medals in the discipline. This includes silver at the 2007 World Championships, silver in the 2006 Commonwealth Games and gold in the 2005 European Championships.

Kirsty lives in Perth with her husband David and 3 daughters – Sarah, Rosie and Isla.

David and Kirsty work for a Christian charity called PWAMM where Kirsty works in the busy coffee shop kitchen. Kirsty says “Serving the Lord as a mother at home and in the kitchens at work are very different to when I was a full time swimmer, but are no less rewarding!”