Judo Commonwealth Champion (2002) Karen Roberts has been appointed a team
leader for next summer’s Commonwealth Games.
Following consultation with the National Governing Bodies (NGBs) of each of the Games’ 18 sports, she joins other appointed leaders of their sport’s performance.
These ambassadors will act as the link between Commonwealth Games England (CGE) and their respective NGBs.
Karen is the British Judo’s BJA Performance Projects Manager.
In her athletic career she was Commonwealth – 63kg champion, winning a gold medal for England at the 2002 Games in Manchester.
The World bronze medallist also competed for Team GB at the Sydney 2000 Olympics and was part of the Team Management for their silver and bronze medal wins at London 2012.
All 18 team leaders are committed to England’s goals in Glasgow next year.
As part of the Programme, Team Leaders have already attended workshops in Burton-upon-Trent, home of the world-renowned coach development facilities at St. George’s Park. They also met competition managers and visited venues in Glasgow.
England’s 18 Team Leaders are as follows:
Athletics: Peter Stanley – Strategic Head of Coaching & Development, UK Athletics and
Badminton: Jens Grill – Performance Director, Badminton England
Boxing: John Hallam – Amateur Boxing Association of England
Cycling: Keith Reynolds – Major Events Logistics Manager, British Cycling.
Diving: Alexei Evangulov – National Performance Director, British Diving
Gymnastics: Mike Weinstock – English Gymnastics
Hockey: Danny Kerry – Performance Director, England Hockey
Judo: Karen Roberts – Performance Operations Manager, British Judo
Lawn Bowls: John Bell – World Bowls Regional Director for Europe and Bowls England
Netball: Sarah Gandon – Performance Operations Manager, England Netball
Rugby 7s: Nadine Cooke – England Sevens Operations Manager, Rugby Football Union
Shooting: Martyn White – Performance Manager, English Shooting
Squash: Louise Pickford – Coaching & Performance Programme Manager, England Squash &
Swimming: Dawn Peart – World Class Senior Team Manager, Great Britain, British Swimming
Table Tennis: Jon Pett – Head of Workforce Development & Performance Programme
Manager, English Table Tennis Association (ETTA).
Triathlon: James Taylor – Talent Programme Manager, England Triathlon
Weightlifting: Maggie Lynes – British Weightlifting
Wrestling: Shaun Morley – British Wrestling