UK Coaching have announced that gymnastics coaches Olivia Bryl and Kate Lawton will be amongst 15 coaches welcomed onto its 2019-2020 Women into High Performance programme.
Kate, who coaches at Stoke Trampoline and Gymnastics Club and is a Great Britain Development Programme Coach, and Olivia, Welsh Gymnastics Women’s Artistic National Junior Coach, were identified by British Gymnastics as being eligible to apply for the signature programme, which supports female coaches who have the potential to transition into high performance coaching.
Bobby Crutchley, British Gymnastics Performance Coach Developer: "I am delighted to have our first British Gymnastics coaches join the Women into High Performance programme. Olivia and Kate are two extremely talented coaches and I am sure the programme will give them a fantastic opportunity to accelerate their development."
The cohort of coaches from eight sports will now come together for a total of four seminars to develop their skills, behaviors and knowledge to thrive and flourish within the high-performance environment.
UK Coaching’s Development Lead Officer for Talent and Performance, Chris Chapman, said: "We are really pleased to welcome a new cohort of coaches on the programme. The quality of applications from governing bodies of sport has risen once again, and the addition of gymnastics as a new sport to the Women into High Performance family will further add to the cross-sport learning and sharing opportunities for the coaches. We believe that a diverse coaching workforce further enhances athletes’ experiences and we look forward to working with this talented group of coaches as they transition into high-performance coaching."