2012 World Class Performance Conference heading for LeedsSubscribe
Grace Cullen 10 October 2012
With Great Britain’s golden summer still fresh in the memory, UK Sport will reunite the Olympic and Paralympic high performance community for the 2012 World Class Performance Conference (WCPC).
Taking place in West Yorkshire, home to Olympic champions Nicola Adams (boxing) and Alistair Brownlee (triathlon) and Paralympic champions Hannah Cockcroft (athletics) and David Stone (cycling), the WCPC will be held at the Queens Hotel in Leeds from 26-28 November.
The three-day event will be the first opportunity for those working with world class athletes in the UK to collectively reflect on and celebrate the experiences of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. However, the overriding ambition will be to capitalise on the significant sporting efforts and achievements and to channel these into sustaining success in the future, right across the system.
With that in mind, the theme of the 2012 WCPC is calibration; an opportunity to determine, check or rectify the current position in order to successfully plan the future. The theme will be explored across four key areas; self, performance focus, sustainable success and inspirational relationships, through a variety of workshops, keynote presentations and networking opportunities.
Liz Nicholl, UK Sport Chief Executive, said: “The Conference continues to provide key individuals from our world class system with a unique opportunity to come together to learn, debate, discuss and build lasting networks to help support the quest for on-going British sporting success.
“Through our theme of calibration, we will reflect on the highs of our home Olympic and Paralympic Games this year, celebrate our successes and focus on mantaining the momentum by critically appraising our current world class system and seeking ways to build on it to drive future success.”
David Tanner, GB Rowing Performance Director, said: “The GB Rowing coaching and support team prioritise the World Class Performance Conference in their diary every year, as the sharing of knowledge and the opportunity for high level benchmarking and networking that is on offer during the three days of workshops delivers significant added value to our world class programme.”
Since its inception in 2001, the World Class Performance Conference has become the key event in the diaries of coaches, performance directors and sports science and medicine practitioners, as the one opportunity every year for the entire Olympic and Paralympic high performance community to come together to network, debate and share best practice. The aim is to equip these individuals with the skills and knowledge to make sustainable improvements to their sport’s World Class Performance Programme.