British Athletics lead hurdles coach Arnold and Youth Sports Trust chair Sue Campbell announced as Fellows at UK Sport’s World Class Performance Conference
Malcolm Arnold has been made an honorary member of UK Sport’s Coaching Fellowship, which aims to champion the coaching profession and support the development of world class coaches in the UK.
Arnold, the lead hurdles coach for British Athletics, and the Youth Sports Trust chair Sue Campbell were announced as Fellows at UK Sport’s World Class Performance Conference and have been chosen for their proven track record of delivering sustained success, their commitment to coach development and their willingness to share and impart knowledge.
Arnold, who has coached athletes such as Colin Jackson, Dai Greene and Eilidh Child and whose career spans 12 Olympic Games, said: “I am honoured that UK Sport is giving me the opportunity to contribute to the development of coaches of elite performers.
“Coach education and development has always been close to my heart and through my efforts I hope to positively influence performance excellence in the United Kingdom.”
Two-time world 110m hurdles gold medalist and former world record-holder Jackson commented: “Malcolm Arnold is a very special man and character who has incredible patience to work with young people and to motivate and inspire them to do the best they can do, in his creative and unique way.
“I am so grateful that I met him as his skill and influence helped to mould my life in a very positive way. Without him I simply wouldn’t have had the athletics career I had.”
Liz Nicholl, CEO of UK Sport, said: “I am immensely proud to welcome Baroness Campbell and Malcolm Arnold to the Coaching Fellowship. They are hugely experienced individuals who have enjoyed great success in their careers and are renowned for their world class coaching skills. They both share our vision for success and will help to inspire the next generation of coaching talent.”
The Coaching Fellowship is designed to complement UK Sport’s coach development initiatives – the Athlete to Coach, Elite Coaching Apprenticeship Programme, Para Coach to Rio and the Elite Programme – plus the foundation programmes delivered by Sports Coach UK to ensure a clear career development pathway for high performance coaches in British sport.