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EIS search for next generation of talented support staff at Skills 4 Performance 2017

By Press Release | 03/10/2016

The English Institute of Sport (EIS) is looking for the next generation of support staff to help ensure further success for Great Britain at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games and beyond.

At Rio 2016, the EIS supported 93% of Team GB and ParalympicsGB medallists with 122 staff playing key roles out in Brazil and further staff supporting athletes remotely from back in the UK.

To help unearth talented new support staff, the EIS will be hosting the innovative Skills 4 Performance course from 6th to 8th January 2017 at the EIS High Performance Centre in Lilleshall.

Skills 4 Performance will provide a detailed insight into the elite sporting environment in order to help talented individuals develop their careers in high performance sport.

The three-day course will offer unique workshops while inspiring speakers will include Olympic Champion Alex Danson – a key part of the gold medal winning women’s hockey team at Rio 2016 – and British Olympic Diving coach Ady Hinchliffe who helped Team GB secure three diving medals, including a gold, in Brazil.

EIS Head of Psychology Dr Kate Hays said: “The huge success of Great Britain at the Rio 2016 Games demonstrates that we have one of the best high performance systems on the planet that is going from strength to strength.

“As the team behind the team, it is the vision of the EIS to be the world’s leading high performance system and to achieve this; we need the very best practitioners.

“Skills 4 Performance is a great opportunity to unearth the next generation of talented support staff and show them exactly what it takes to work with the country’s top athletes.

“If you want to learn more about what life is like working in elite sport and believe you have what it takes to become a high-performing practitioner, I would urge you to sign up to Skills 4 Performance.

“It is an exciting course that could prove to be the very start of an exciting journey into the world of elite sport.”

Skills 4 Performance will highlight career opportunities across eight different disciplines which are psychology, physiology, physiotherapy, strength and conditioning, performance lifestyle, performance nutrition, performance analysis and biomechanics.

The deadline for applications is Tuesday, 1st November.

For more information and to apply online, click here