New UK Sport Director of Performance and IDOLOGY founder to join WCPCSubscribe
Grace Cullen 15 November 2012
With less than two weeks until the 2012 World Class Performance Conference (WCPC), UK Sport has today (15 Nov) announced the addition of new UK Sport Director of Performance Simon Timson and IDOLOGY founder Caroline McHugh to the line-up of lead speakers.
Set for the Queens Hotel in Leeds from 26-28 November, the theme of the 2012 WCPC is calibration, which will be explored across four key areas; self, performance focus, sustainable success and relationships.
Simon Timson, who will take up his post at UK Sport in January, will be introduced by UK Sport, CEO, Liz Nicholl, when he delivers his session on performance focus. This will be a pertinent subject for new UK Sport recruit Timson who will be tasked with maintaining the UK’s Olympic and Paralympic performance through to the Rio 2016 Games.
He said: "I'm delighted to be speaking at this year's World Class Performance Conference, and look forward to the gathering of our Olympic and Paralympic high performance community to celebrate the inspirational successes of the London Games.
“The Conference will provide a very valuable opportunity to pause, reflect, and consider how as individuals, programmes and a community we can work together to create a stronger system over the next four years, and sustain the London success to Rio 2016."
In the early 90s McHugh founded IDOLOGY, a movement dedicated to helping individuals and organisations be original versions of themselves, not pale imitations of each other. She has dedicated herself to being a student and teacher of human potential and its application, working with leading politicians and global economists, captains of industry and internationally renowned artists.
Caroline McHugh said: “To be in a room with some of the most competitive people in the world, introducing them to the one place in their life they have no competition? What a gig!
“The difference between people at the top and the ones who never get there, is not only how they eat, or how they train, but who they are.
“I'm honoured to be invited by UK Sport to talk on my favourite subject, the edge that can be gained by being a fully deployed, original version of yourself.”
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.