Coaches Join New Support Programme

British Shooting coaches have been selected to join UK Coaching Performance Foundations Coach Support Programme.Eight Coaches across Rifle, Pistol and Shotgun have been selected to join a new initiative which see them gain 1-2-1 support within their coaching environment(s). Coaches join a cohort of 38, across eight sports over an 18 month period.Run by the Talent and Performance team at UK Coaching – Alan Rapley, Kerry Gribble and Mark Bateman, all of whom have a deep understanding of performance sports coaching and learning. The programme is designed specifically to develop coaches working with talented athletes who have the potential to win medals.The selected coaches are:Zoe Bruce – RifleAndrew Nimmo – RifleCraig Dower – RifleIain Aberdeen – PistolDavid Dale – ShotgunJohn Bellamy – ShotgunAllen Warren – ShotgunChris Dean – ShotgunThis programme is a collaboration between UK Coaching and UK Sport offering a great partnership opportunity for British Shooting and its coaches.Through the programme, coaches will have opportunity to expand their knowledge, broaden their understanding, challenge their thinking, develop their insight and enhance their coaching practice by hearing from industry experts and meeting experienced coaches from the talent and high performance domain.British Shootings People Development Manager Kurt Lindley said: We are extremely pleased with this news, especially to get the cross section of coaches and disciplines engaged in the programme. "We are excited about what the next 12-18 months will bring and how the cross discipline learning will help move the sport to a new space when it comes to coach development.“What our coaches have to say:Ian Aberdeen – Pistol: "I’m very excited to be part of this new initiative and pleased to be part of a program that is centralised on developing the coach to be the ‘best they can be’. Having the investment from UK Coaching and the support of British Shooting to develop my coaching skills, to work within the World Class Pathway, is a key part of my ambition to become a world class coach that is able to work with the best athletes that we can produce."John Bellamy – Shotgun: "Very pleased to be accepted to join the UK coaching programme and looking forward to the chance to work with and learn from coaches within other sports. You must take every opportunity to learn and develop, dont ever stop learning."Craig Dower – Rifle: "I am looking forward to working with my coach developer and seeing where the journey with UK coaching will take me. Im honoured to have been selected as one of the British Shooting coaches to experience the development programme and relish the opportunity to pass this new knowledge on to the shooting community I work with now and in the future."Iain Brunnschweiler, Strategic Lead for Talent and Performance at UK Coaching, said: We are delighted to introduce a brand new support programme for coaches operating at performance foundation level, in partnership with UK Sport. The programme utilises a new approach of deploying three regionally based, full-time coach developers to provide one-to-one support for each individual coach on the programme. In addition to this, they will facilitate local, regional and national cross-sport learning forums delivered over an 18-month period.Diccon Edwards, Head of Coaching Development at UK Sport, said: UK Sport is proud to be working with UK Coaching on this exciting new programme. The initiative will help develop and nurture performance foundation coaches that are working with the next generation of athletes coming through the pathway. We are delighted with the scope and impact this initiative can have as it is hugely important that we support coaches throughout the pathway to be the best that they can possibly be.For more information about UK Coaching regarding the programme, click here.
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