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World Class Start And Potential - New Discipline Coordinators Release More Money For Riders

World Class Start and Potential (WC S & P) are delighted to welcome four hugely talented and experienced Discipline Coordinators (DCs) to the team in 2003. Caroline Griffiths (Dressage), Sarah Verney (nee Cotton) (Eventing) David Hamer (Para Dressage) and Tina Goosen (Show Jumping) have been appointed to start work in these new roles in April.

The DCs will assist in the running and coordination of discipline specific WC S & P programmes - setting up an annual diary of events and meeting with all riders and their respective trainers to establish plans, goals and targets for the year.

The introduction of a full programme for the first time this year has allowed WC S & P to review the system piloted in 2002 and consolidate staffing levels.

The DC role replaces the WC S & P Coaches which were in place in 2002, reducing the number of key WC S & P staff from six to four, and releasing even more budget to directly support the riders.

The buddy and mentor system has also been completely revamped and the funding for these roles will be partially targeted towards the new Coaching Mentors, who have be nominated by the Disciplines, to train and mentor the riders at squad sessions on an ad hoc basis. The Coaches already nominated are Gill Watson and Kenneth Clawson (Eventing), Andy Austin (Show Jumping) and Hilary Hughes (Paras).


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