Coaches Selected for UK Coaching Performance Programme

British Judo are proud to announce that three coaches have been selected to join UK Coaching’s Performance Foundation Coach Support Programme.

Garth Illingworth, John Hope and Takafumi Kitahara were welcomed by the UK Coaching Talent and Performance team as they joined 42 other coaches from across 19 summer and winter Olympic programme’s inaugural 18 month run.

The coaches will now be supported for the next 18 months through a blended learning approach, which involves:

  • one-to-one coach developer support
  • cross-sport communities of practice and learning
  • online social learning environments to connect coaches
  • and workshop delivery

UK Coaching’s Head of Talent and Performance Nick Levett, said:

“We are really pleased to have grown the breadth and depth of the programme to support coaches from such a wide variety of sports.”

“This will add huge value to the cross-sport element of the coaches’ work and provide some rich learning opportunities. We are excited to see what opportunities this presents us with and support the coaches accordingly as they travel their different development journeys.”