Published: 23 November 2010 at 15:37
Hayley Ginn appointed UK Athletics Apprentice Coach for sprints and wheelchair racing
Anglia Ruskin University graduate Hayley Ginn has been appointed as UKA’s Apprentice Coach – Paralympic: Sprints and Wheelchair Racing to help our top athletes to prepare for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Hayley, formerly an England Athletics Coach Development Club and Coach Support Officer and UKA Women’s Coaching Advisory Committee liaison, will be based at UKA’s National Performance Centre at Lee Valley, Edmonton, North London and will work in partnership with her designated Master Coach Peter Eriksson - UKA’s Head Coach for Paralympic performance - and UK wheelchair racing expert Jenny Archer, coach to Paralympic Games multi-medallist David Weir.
She joins an existing team of six Apprentice Coaches who were appointed earlier this year as part of UKA’s long term commitment to the development of a sustainable coaching structure, and will develop and progress athletes across a variety of track based Paralympic events.
Speaking about the appointment, Hayley said:
Master Coach Peter Eriksson said:
Kevin Tyler, UKA’s Strategic Head of Coaching and Development added:
Hayley joined Anglia Ruskin University, in Cambridge, as a Sport and Exercise Sciences student in 2003. Having selected her local university as the institution that would best enhance her future prospects, she graduated with 1st class honours in Sports Science in 2006.
Hayley took her coaching qualifications while at Anglia Ruskin and became a level 3 athletics coach. After graduation she worked at Core Cambridge Strength and Conditioning Laboratories continuing her England coaching of elite young sprinters in her spare time. Hayley joins the ever lengthening list of Anglia Ruskin University Sport and Exercise Sciences alumni now practicing their chosen career with professional sports clubs as exercise and health practitioners.
Roy Luckhurst, Programme Leader for the Sport and Exercise Sciences, said: