For the past 2 years, as Head of Athletic Development, James has made a significant contribution to the development and understanding of athletic development among our sports programmes. With knowledge and passion, he has continually championed best practise in relation to the athletic development of young athletes, and been unstinting in the rigour of its delivery. As a coach, James has made a direct contribution to the development of several prominent individuals, as well as more broadly to our squads.
As well – and invaluably – James has committed time and energy to educating our community, through individual time with coaches, interaction with our PE department, and the development of resources. This has enabled us to impact on a wider group of athletes that one coach could ordinarily reach, and also to provide on-going learning. As James leaves us, this will perhaps be his legacy: our increased awareness of best practise supported by some tools for implementation.