England Boxing trio join UK Coaching’s Performance Foundation Coach Support Programme

December 22, 2018 | by Matt Halfpenny


Three coaches from the England Boxing Talent team have been welcomed onto UK Coaching’s Performance Foundation Coach Support Programme.

Amanda Coulson, Mick Driscoll and John Warburton will join 42 other elite coaches from 19 summer and winter Olympic sports on the scheme.

It follows a successful first run of the 18-month programme where 49 coaches were supported across nine Olympic sports.

The coaches are drawn from a wide range of sports including athletics, swimming, rowing and cycling, as well as boxing.

They will now be given one-to-one coach developer support, cross-sport communities of practice and learning, online social learning environments to connect coaches and workshop delivery.

“We are really pleased to have grown the breadth and depth of the programme to support coaches from such a wide variety of sports,” said UK Coaching’s Head of Talent and Performance Nick Levett.

“This will add huge value to the cross-sport element of the coaches’ work and provide some rich learning opportunities. We are excited to see what opportunities this presents us with and support the coaches accordingly as they travel their different development journeys.”

GB Rowing’s Chief Coach for U23s and Juniors Peter Sheppard added: “The overall impact of the programme on our first cohort of coaches so far has been exceptional and something we as a sport couldn’t have done on our own, certainly not in the same way as bringing in a neutral coach developer with skill and experience to challenge and work with the coaches.

“For this reason, I wanted others to have this opportunity in the future, hence us nominating coaches for the second edition of the programme.

“Having a few coaches from our sport on the programme has also brought them closer together, with greater respect and understanding for each other.”