This role has been created to ensure that British Gymnastics continues to develop the very best high performance coaches, capable of producing internationally significant gymnasts in the years ahead.
Adrian is recognised worldwide as being at the forefront of coach education and resource development. Having successfully lead British Gymnastics’ Women’s Artistic Gymnastics Programme since 1992, this new role will now see him share his expertise across the disciplines, further cementing Adrian’s tremendous legacy within the sport in this country.
Tim Jones, British Gymnastics Olympic Performance Director said:-
“We have recognised the need for effective succession planning within our high performance programmes, and have been in discussions with Adrian for a period of time now about this new role. This announcement outlines an evolution of his work within British Gymnastics into an area which we all feel will be crucial in the coming years post London. I have no doubt that his experience, expertise and skillset will lend itself perfectly to this new challenge”
The position of British Gymnastics’ Women’s Head National Coach (formerly Technical Director role) will be formally advertised in the lead into the London Olympic Games with the intention of announcing a new appointee towards the end of 2012.
In the meantime, it is business as usual for Adrian and his coaching staff as they prepare the British Women’s Team for the forthcoming European Championships and the 2012 Olympic Games.