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February update

Another busy six months for Wharton Consulting, and 2018 continues to be no different. Since our last post, Neil has:

  • Worked with the ECB first to devise and then to deliver an annual process of review for the talent identification and development programmes in place within the 18 first-class cricket counties, providing individual reports for each county together with system-wide recommendations for the ECB
  • Conducted an independent review of the County and Satellite Academy programme being delivered by County Netball Associations on behalf of England Netball, with recommendations for the future of the programme from May 2018
  • Continued to serve as Company Secretary to the Great Britain Disability Football Association, working to support the Great Britain Blind team in its preparations for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games and to improve governance and management systems within the Association

Sarah’s workload has involved the following:

  • Continuing to support a number of UK Sport coach development initiatives focused on the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games and beyond.  She is part of the core delivery team on ParaCoach 24 and is a mentor to a number of national coaches and performance directors
  • Supporting the RFU in the conduct of its review of the Women’s Championship, as a follow-on to our work around the establishment of the Tyrrells Premier 15s competition
  • On behalf of the International Netball Federation, delivering a review of international netball umpiring standards and processes to establish a benchmark for “world-class officiating” and create a target for future years against which the INF can measure performance
  • Continuing to provide technical support and expertise to the Sport England talent team and, on their behalf, identified National Governing Bodies around their athlete pathway development
  • On behalf of London Marathon Events, carrying out a review with recommendations for the future of the Elite Performance and Coaching Centre at St Mary’s, Twickenham
  • Conducting a review, with recommendations to UK Sport, on optimising the delivery of support to Wheelchair Fencing athletes via the EIS Managing Targeted Sports Programme
  • Continuing to serve as a NED at UK Athletics, and chair the organisation’s Performance Oversight Committee.  She is also heavily involved in the international development of mountain running, a joint initiative between the IAAF (where she is a member of the IAAF road running commission) and the World Mountain Running Association (where she is an elected Council member)

Simon’s governance work has seen him continue to support the National Ice Skating Association and the County Sports Partnership in Derbyshire as both organisations undergo extensive and long-term modernisation. For more information on any of these projects, or on how we might support you, please feel free to get in touch through the contact details provided on this website.