British Cycling coaches Matt Winston and Tom Stanton have been selected in UK Sport’s fourth intake of emerging high performance coaches, who will make up the diverse 12 strong cohort of the 2012-14 Elite Coaching Apprenticeship Programme (ECAP).
ECAP is targeted at emerging coaches already working in the high performance system, enabling them to not only have an enhanced impact in the short term, but also to become the elite coaches of the future.
The programme promotes a collaborative approach between the National Governing Bodies (NGB) and UK Sport, providing coaches with a two-year accelerated development opportunity to hone the skills, knowledge and experiences to deliver results consistently within high performance sport.
The programme will combine ‘on the job’ training, with the Apprentice working alongside the Master Coach within the NGB, complemented by a structured workshop programme.
Matt Winston, currently the Great Britain Cycling Team Olympic Development Programme endurance coach, will be supported by Master Coach Dan Hunt, who led Great Britain’s men’s team pursuit squad to gold at the London Olympics.
Great Britain Para-Cycling Team endurance coach Tom Stanton has been with British Cycling since 2010 and is supported by Master Coach Chris Furber, who is lead coach with the Great Britain Para-Cycling Team and has played a crucial role in the team’s success at the Beijing and London Olympics as well as major championships.
A full list of Apprentice coaches, along with their respective Master Coach and Mentor, is detailed below.
Sport - Coach - Master Coach
British Bob Skelton - Chris Type - Andi Schmid
GB Canoeing (Sprint) - Steve Train - Mark Ratcliffe
British Cycling - Matt Winston - Dan Hunt
Disability Swimming - Rob Aubry - Billy Pye
British Diving - Tom Owens - Steve Gladding
British Cycling Para-Cycling - Tom Stanton - Chris Furber
Para-Equestrian - Nina Venables - Michel Assouline
GB Rowing - Neasa Folan - Paul Reedy
Sailing - Jonny McGovern - Matt Howard
Short Track Speed Skating - Paul Worth - Nicky Gooch
Swimming - Andi Manley - Mark Perry
Wheelchair Tennis - Ash Smith - Karen Ross