Olympic medal-winning coaches confirmed among speakers for British Triathlon National Conference 2022


Olympic medal-winning coaches Ben Bright and Marcus Bloomfield have been confirmed as two of the keynote speakers for the British Triathlon National Conference 2022, being hosted virtually on Tuesday 15 and Wednesday 16 February.

Both coaches had influential roles in standout moments for Team GB athletes at Tokyo 2020 with Bright a familiar name to those involved in swim, bike, run having been British Triathlon Olympic Head Coach since 2013.

It’s a role that has seen him lead the Olympic programme during a time of phenomenal success for British athletes at Olympic and international level including returning from Tokyo with a historic mixed relay gold and individual silver medals for Alex Yee and Georgia Taylor-Brown.

At the same Games, British Cycling Lead BMX Coach, Marcus Bloomfield was part of two more history-making moments for Team GB as Bethany Shriever won gold and Kye White silver, the first Olympic medals Great Britain have ever won in BMX.

Bright and Bloomfield will be two of the conference’s keynote speakers along with Ladi Ajayi, who is Head of Sport at AKD Solutions and is an experienced strategic development manager in the areas of sport, physical activity and communities.

The British Triathlon National Conference 2022 is open to all members and affiliated clubs from across England, Scotland and Wales and will include two nights of workshops and sessions, offering an opportunity for members and clubs to join the discussions and expand their knowledge.

The national conference is free of charge for all clubs affiliated to one of the Home Nations, as well as affiliated coaches, activators, Technical Officials and Home Nation members.

All conference sessions will take place from 6pm to 9pm and, as well as the keynote speakers, there will also be sessions focused on a wide range of topics.

To register for your place, please complete the short registration form here.

Will Evans, Head of Clubs and Regions at British Triathlon, said: “We’re delighted to be able to announce our three keynote speakers for this year’s conference including the opportunity for members and clubs to hear from two coaches who had pivotal roles in creating standout and historic moments for Team GB at Tokyo 2020.

“We’re going to be joined by speakers with expertise across a wide range of topics and I would encourage as many members and clubs as possible to take-up this opportunity and join us for what promises to be two really informative and insightful evenings of workshops and sessions.”

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