British Wheelchair Basketball name Paul Davies as new Performance Director
on 12-02-2013 14:00
British Wheelchair Basketball are pleased to announce Paul Davies as the new Performance Director for the GB Wheelchair Basketball teams. Davies will join from England Netball where he undertook the same role for their elite programme.
Paul Davies comes to Wheelchair Basketball on the back of three historic victories for England Netball against Australia. However, he is no stranger to Wheelchair Basketball having previously worked for both the English Institute of Sport and the British Paralympic Association.
Davies said, “I am looking forward to working with British Wheelchair Basketball, the national teams and the new challenge. I saw both compete in London and really believe that we have the opportunity to medal in Rio. “
British Wheelchair Basketball Chairman, Malcolm Tarkenter said, “Paul comes to us on the back of the most successful period of England Netball’s performance programme, a feat I am sure he will be able to emulate with the British men’s and women’s teams as we focus on Rio. The ambition and drive Paul has shown is infectious. With him we believe we can realise the potential of the players and staff to see great things in Brazil.”
"The ambition and drive Paul has shown is infectious."Malcolm Tarkenter
British Wheelchair Basketball Chief Executive Officer Charlie Bethel, said “We look forward to working with Paul as he takes lead of our performance programme and builds on our results in London to realise our ambitions of two medals in Rio 2016.”
Paul will take up his role as Performance Director with British Wheelchair Basketball from April 2, 2013.