Coaching in the UK

sports coach UK Announcement

The sports coach UK Board is delighted to announce the appointment of Dr Tony Byrne as the Chief Executive of sports coach UK.

Tony has fulfilled the role in an interim capacity since May 2009.

Tony will continue in his role at Coachwise.

sports coach UK Chair Chris Baillieu said: “Tony has led the organisation with great skill during a period of change and the Board has complete confidence that he will continue to lead the organisation forward.”

UK Sport CEO Liz Nicholl said: “Leadership is important and Tony has managed his interim responsibilities well. There is key work ahead for sports coach UK working with partners across the sporting network. We congratulate Tony and look forward to working with him.”

Sport England’s Director of Sport, Phil Smith, said: “We have been impressed with the way Tony has managed the organisation over the last two years. Despite a challenging climate, he has kept the organisation focussed on the job in hand. We would like to congratulate Tony on his appointment.”

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