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27 Jan 2020 2,902

Talented coaches chosen for prestigious coaching programme

UK Coaching is delighted to reveal the names of coaches selected onto its Performance Foundation coach support programme, which is designed to help coaches maximise their potential and impact.

In total, 47 new coaches from 17 summer and winter Olympic and Paralympic sports have been welcomed onto the 18-month programme. They are:

  • Dean Miller
  • Nick Ridgeon
  • George Bevan
  • Ross Reid
     
  • Adam Davies
  • Chris Bunten
  • Krumesh Patel
  • Troy Culley
  • Gurpreet Sandhu
  • Ashley Hendrick
  • Dale White
  • Sam Hydes
  • Shân Veasey
  • Stephen Hewat
  • Alex Beardmore
  • Jake Seagar
  • Zoe Brookes
  • Phil Harris
  • Yebin Mok
  • Anna Maria Carborne
  • Tom Reed
  • Antonia Cord
  • Robert Flack
  • Steven Mason
  • Charlotte Taylor
  • Dan Harris
  • Lewis McCue
  • Nicola Benavente
  • Peter Hardcastle
  • Ross Hunter
  • Sam Tuck
  • Billy Simms (short track)
  • Claire Upton (long track)
  • Tom Fell (long track)
  • Chris Littler
  • Greg King Limb
  • Kevin Schofield
  • Lewis Dunford
  • Matthew Smithurst
  • Rachel Aldington
  • Roberto Pavoni
  • Chris Turner
  • Danyal Mirzaie
  • Blair Cartmell
  • Katie Hewson
  • Scott Murray
  • Simon Tomlinson

This cohort is the programme’s third, having helped nearly 100 performance foundation level coaches finesse their practice so far.

Through a blended learning approach, coaches will have the benefit of:

  • one-to-one coach developer support
  • cross-sport communities of practice and learning
  • online social learning environments
  • workshop delivery from industry experts to expand knowledge and challenge thinking

Badminton and table tennis are two new sports added to the programme this year.

UK Coaching's Head of Coaching Nick Levett, said:

We are excited to welcome this new batch of coaches onto our programme, the aim of which is to provide talent coaches with outstanding coach support.

“At UK Coaching, we are here for the coach, so I am proud that this piece of work is helping some of the UK’s most promising coaches feel more confident and competent in their abilities to help our very best athletes achieve their goals and ambitions.

Once again, it is pleasing to have such a variety of coaches from different sports on the programme.”   

Badminton England’s Coach Education Manager Lee Bent, said:

Badminton England is delighted to continue to work closely with UK Coaching and join the Performance Foundation Coach Support programme. It is an excellent development opportunity for our coaches and will add significant value to our performance pathway. Involvement in the programme reaffirms our commitment of developing coaches.

British Gymnastics’ Performance Coach Developer Bobby Crutchley, said:

Once again, we are delighted to have coaches accepted onto UK Coaching’s coach support programme. At British Gymnastics, we see it as a fantastic opportunity for some of our most talented coaches to develop their skills and learn alongside coaches from other sports. We have already seen the programme’s positive effect on the delivery of coaching within our performance pathway.