Published: 16 January 2014
Image: Huw Fairclough
Welsh Cycling welcomes Anthony Antippas to the new role of National Workforce Development Manager as cycling in Wales continues to grow.
Anthony has taken early retirement from the Police Service, where his responsibilities varied from frontline service to patrol motorcyclist to Basic Sea Survival instructor. At Welsh Cycling, Anthony will be looking to build upon the already dedicated workforce and develop their skills, as well as looking to recruit more volunteers, coaches and officials to allow the sport to grow throughout Wales.
Anthony said of his appointment, “I feel extremely lucky to be afforded the opportunity to join Welsh Cycling at such an exciting time, from the development of the organisation, the sport and the huge success of our elite athletes.”
“I am really looking forward to developing the workforce arm of Welsh Cycling, and with their help develop strategies and implement procedures that will enhance the sport from the grassroots through to performance levels. There is a lot of knowledge and experience already out there, and I want to utilise that in taking Welsh Cycling forward.”
A keen cyclist himself, Anthony joined his first cycling club at the age of 10 and became hooked on cycling through weekend family rides and cyclo-cross activities in Cardiff. More recently, Anthony has raced for Cardiff Jif in criteriums, road and cyclo-cross races and has embraced track cycling at Wales National Velodrome, as well as completing the Norweigan Bergen to Voss Sportive.
If you are a volunteer, coach or race official or simply want to get involved with cycling in Wales, contact Anthony Antippas National Workforce Development Manager by email firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone 01633 274691.