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Tom Crick appointed Director of Coaching NI

  • Posted: 05.07.2015
  • Author: UKA Coach Admin
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Athletics Northern Ireland appoints a new Director of Coaching and Athlete Development

Athletics NI is announced last week that Tom Crick has been appointed as Director of Coaching and Athlete Development. He took up this new post on 1st July.

This is initially a 3 year appointment, which has arisen from a reorganisation of the staffing within Athletics Northern Ireland and has a wide ranging remit covering athletics development from foundation to elite level.

The 34 year old has been employed by British Athletics, more recently running uCoach.com over the past 6 years, during which time he has been involved in a number of coach and athlete development programmes. He has coached Paralympic champion Libby Clegg, Commonwealth Games 200 meters finalist Elaine O'Neil and has also contributed extensively to conferences and media publications. One of his research topics related to the training methods of successful coaches. One key area will be to work with coaches to help develop their skills to ensure that athletes achieve their maximum potential.

Tom commented, "I am very pleased to have been appointed to this important post. I have been in Northern Ireland on a number of occasions and have always been pleased with my reception. My job will be a great opportunity to help some of the top athletes to develop further in conjunction with their coaches."

He continues“An immediate priority here is the review of last year's Commonwealth Games in Glasgow and an examination of recommendations on the way forward."

John Allen, General Secretary of Athletics Northern Ireland, said “We are very pleased that Tom will be joining our team. He brings considerable experience and qualifications to the post and we are excited by his ideas on enhancing and improving the development pathway. I know he will want to consult clubs, coaches and other stakeholders as widely as possible before formulating any detailed plans. We are looking forward to him making a significant impact on club, coach and athlete development”

- Join us at uCoach in wishing Tom all the best in his new role

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Comments (1)

  1. Posted by Bashir Hussain on 13/07/2015 at 03:53 AM

    Congratulations Tom !  I think you’ll be missed at your previous post, but that is a measure of your effectiveness.

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