It’s been a busy time over the past six months, as our consultants have been engaged across a wide variety of projects. Here’s a quick summary of what we’ve been up to. Neil has:

  • Completed an independent review of the Great Britain hockey programme, including participating in post-Rio debriefs with the two teams, and making recommendations to the GBHL Board on improvements for the Tokyo cycle
  • Conducted a review of the Welsh Rugby Union’s school-hub programme, wherein development officers have been embedded in schools to promote the playing of rugby since 2014. As a separate but related strand, Neil also facilitated a review of the WRU’s player pathway for men’s rugby
  • Begun a wholesale review of The Football Association’s domestic competition structure for women’s football
  • Seen proposals for a new player pathway and coaching support structure approved at committee stage by the Golfing Union of Ireland
  • Following the commencement of the new BUCS Super Rugby competition, evaluated the eight participating universities for their fulfilment of the minimum operating standards for the league

For her part, Sarah has been engaged in the following:

  • Continued to provide mentoring support to individuals on the ECAP, Future Leaders and Elite UK Sport development programmes
  • On behalf of British Fencing, undertook the initial feasibility and design work around their talent development centre concept, and is currently working on the establishment phase
  • As part of the delivery team, researched, refined and evolved the UK Sport ParaCoach programme to ensure it continues to match NGB requirements in the Tokyo cycle
  • On behalf of Sport England, acted as an independent expert to assist with the assessment of NGB bids for talent funding

We’re as busy as ever with some exciting projects heading into the spring, so watch this space for further updates.

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