The Guernsey Sports Commission has announced the appointment of Tim Newenham as the CEO of the Commission.
Chairman of the Sports Commission, Stuart Falla said ‘Tim’s extensive knowledge and expertise will bring a valuable contribution to Guernsey Sport. He is one of the UK’s most respected coaches and over the years has been instrumental in the performance development of many of Britain’s top athletes. We are delighted he has accepted this position.’
Tim’s coaching career includes five years as GB National Javelin Coach, five years as Strength and Conditioning Coach/Sports Science support to Tim Henman (during which time he rose from 154th to 5th in the world rankings), and even providing driver training for a motor racing team that went on to win the Le Mans 24 hour race.
In 2002, Tim was one of the first three managers appointed to set up and establish the English Institute of Sport, the organisation tasked with providing world class support services to the country’s top sportsmen and sportswomen. After the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games debriefs, Tim worked on behalf of the EIS as high performance sport advisor to the Olympic Legacy Directorate, which then became the Olympic Park Legacy Company. For the last three years, Tim has been the Performance Director for Olympic Shooting for the last three years and recently, through succession planning has just handed over his role as National Coach Mentor.
For the last three years Tim has been the Performance Director for British Shooting, responsible for the preparation of the Great Britain Team into the London 2012 Olympic Games, where Peter Wilson won the gold medal in shotgun double trap.
Prior to his appointment as CEO, Tim has been working as a consultant to the Guernsey Sports Commission for the last year. He has been guiding athletes, coaches and others involved in the Spearpoint High Performance Programme which has responsibility within the Sports Commission for encouraging and supporting talented Guernsey athletes who aspire to reach the highest standard within their sport.
‘Having assisted the Commission over the past year, I am absolutely delighted to take up the post of CEO and be part of a great team of people, where we are all committed to developing sporting opportunities and developing sporting talent on Guernsey. I see my skills adding to those of the team and together we can develop and extend the great work that Guernsey Sports Commission is undertaking which currently ranges from delivering PE in primary schools, to ensuring a fit and well prepared team are involved at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.’, Tim Commented.
One of the first activities Tim will be involved with in his new role is the ‘Developing the Winning Edge’, a coach conference which the Commission in partnership with Spearpoint and Education will be hosting over three days (16th-18th November). The conference will begin with a welcome from the Commission and key note speeches by Tim Newenham and Andy Priaulx. The objective for the conference is to share knowledge and support local coaches while giving them an enjoyable and rewarding weekend.