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Sport: Performance Consultants

Volume 689: debated on Wednesday 31 January 2007

asked Her Majesty's Government:

How many people have been recruited to the UK Sport performance programme consultants team; how many of the team have competed in the Olympic Games for Great Britain and Northern Ireland; and what expertise each brings to assist the Olympic governing bodies of sport. [HL1508]

There are currently eight members of the performance programme consultants team in UK Sport. Two members of the team have competed in the Olympic Games for Great Britain and Northern Ireland, while a further member has competed representing Australia. In addition, the team is supported by UK Sport's performance adviser, a former gold medal winning coach and performance director for a multi-medal winning Olympic governing body of sport.

Each performance programme consultant has a thorough understanding of the requirements of high performance sport and knowledge and experience of the needs of world class athletes and coaches, together with high level experience as an athlete, a coach, in sports management, sports science or administration.