Rhona Martin, the Royal Caledonian Curling Club's Performance Development Coach, has graduated from UK Sport’s Elite Coach programme. She received her certificate at UK Sport’s tenth World Class Performance Conference at the Fairmont in St Andrews, yesterday.
Those who know Rhona well will realise what a huge commitment it has been for Rhona these past years to combine her demanding Royal Club work with the Elite Coach programme, and her family. Many congratulations are in order!
The Elite Coach is a three year programme for coaches who have the potential to shape the success of Britain’s best athletes, to accelerate their professional development. Coaches were nominated to take part in the programme by their national governing body and have received bespoke individual development opportunities as well as group workshops led by some of the most successful individuals from the world of sport, business and the arts. Since Elite Coach was launched in 2004, over 30 high performance coaches from 17 different sports have graduated from the programme. Last night's graduation class included Audrey Cooper (volleyball), Bobby Crutchley (hockey), Jason Lee (Hockey), Mark Wood (bob skeleton), Paul Green (taekwondo), Rick Velati (triathlon), as well as Rhona. UK Sport Chair Baroness Sue Campbell presented the certificates.
There's a full press release here.
Photo of Rhona is courtesy of UK Sport