Commonwealth Athletics Champion Dean Macey has become the National Federation of Anglers’ Ambassador for Angling.


In recent years young people’s participation in angling has slowly been declining and we believe the involvement of Dean will help us to promote the sport to youngsters, generating a more positive approach to angling in the future.



Dean (pictured above) is a world class athlete and as such we are very grateful that he has chosen to allocate some of his free time working to support angling. He is also keen to be involved in the coaching of the sport and shall soon be undertaking the new Level One Coaching Certificate.


With the launch of the NFA’s ‘Introduction to Angling and the Environment’ qualification, Dean will help us promote this to youngsters and raise there awareness of the benefits that angling can bring to young people across the country.


With his new role as Ambassador for the NFA Dean stated, “The NFA has been making some great changes recently and the development of their angling education programme will help attract more young people into angling and raise the awareness of the sport. It is an exciting new time for the NFA which is great for the sport and well worth supporting and I am delighted to be involved.”


Paul Baggaley, Chief Executive of the NFA stated, “This is great news that Dean has come on board and underlines the changing profile of the NFA. Dean is exactly the type of person we need involved.”


Terry Fell, Chairman of the NFA stated, “It’s brilliant that somebody who has achieved so much in sport has come on board with the NFA and I believe this outlines how we have progressed and is recognition of the NFA’s work to the wider angling world.”