News & Events News Alopecia UK's Two New Sporting Ambassadors We are absolutely delighted to welcome not one, but two, new Alopecia UK ambassadors! Both from the world of sport, cricketer Fateh Singh and footballer Will Smallbone are wonderful additions to our ambassador team. Fateh Singh is a professional cricketer who plays for Nottinghamshire CCC. Fateh has been involved in county cricket from a young age, from being a nine-year-old in the county’s Under-11 side to being the club’s Under-13 captain. Fateh got his first Nottinghamshire century at the age of 11. In 2022, Fateh was named in England’s team for the Under-19 Cricket World Cup in the West Indies. Fateh developed alopecia at the age of 10 and is currently living with alopecia universalis. Fateh says: "I understand how the view of battling with alopecia for young individuals may be rather difficult and I simply wish to show how having alopecia shouldn’t stop someone from fulfilling their potential." Will Smallbone is a professional footballer who currently plays for Stoke City and represents the Republic of Ireland in international games. Will was diagnosed with alopecia areata in 2021 whilst recovering from an injury. Will says: "I want to help other people going through a similar thing to what I was going through. I want to be able to use my public platform as a professional footballer to help other people with the same problems in a positive way and raise awareness. I want to show people alopecia isn’t something to be embarrassed or ashamed of and that you can still achieve your dreams." Alopecia UK's CEO Sue Schilling adds: "I am delighted to welcome our two new ambassadors Fateh and Will to Alopecia UK. It is wonderful to have two elite sportsmen raising awareness of alopecia. I'd recommend a read of their interviews which are full of honesty and wise words, they've hooked me in! I will be following Nottingham CC and Stoke City FC more than ever before." You can read our interviews with Fateh here, and Will here. To see our full team of ambassadors, click here.