To start with, four decades of coaching success were recognised when Bath university-based coach Malcolm Arnold was honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award.
This year was another one of multi-podium finishes for Malcolm’s athletes. This summer Dai Greene added the World 400m Hurdles gold medal to his European and Commonwealth crowns. The Welshman’s victory took the tally of major medals won by Arnold’s athletes, who have also included Colin Jackson and Jason Gardener, to over 65.
Arnold was then part recipient of another award when he was named as one of four coaches of Dai Greene to receive the Coaching Chain Award, presented to coaches who have made a contribution to the development and success of an athlete. The other coaches in the chain were Leyshon Williams (should be Wynford Leyshon!), Darrell Maynard and Benke Blomkvist.
Finally, UKA and England Athletics were named Governing Body of the Year in recognition of the ‘comprehensive, researched, innovative and joined-up approach to the development of a cohesive, well functioning coaching system.’
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Congratulations to Malcolm Arnold and Dai Greene's chain of coaches.
UKA/EA receive the governing body award for coaching! Living in Wales we haven't really got any coaching system yet so it is hard for me to comment on English coaching. I am generally in favour of the mentoring system but not sure I would describe the system/structure as ‘comprehensive, researched, innovative and joined-up approach to the development of a cohesive, well functioning coaching system.’