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Talent comes from a combination of ability, inter personal factors, external factors over time in a high quality learning environment which is supported by the coach.

Talent and Performance coaching is both rewarding and challenging, the complex nature of the environment creates superb interactions and opportunities for coaches to enhance their coaching practice, reflect upon their coaching philosophy, approach and behaviours to further enhancethe performers engagement and progress.

We hope you find information here which provides insight, ideas and reflection that will help you become a better coach.

Talent Foundation Programme

Katie Tebbet - Golf

We are supporting a Talent Foundation Programme for Level 2 coaches working at the base of their sports talent pathway or aspiring to coach within the talent pathway.

Our 2016/17 coaches are:

  • Roman Neveykin - Volleyball
  • Neil Redman-Davies – Cycling
  • David Hill – Hockey
  • Katie Tebbet - Golf

Our Coach Developer are:

  • Steve Jones
  • Phil Rhodes
  • John Skevington

The Coaches will receive access to development opportunities such as Needs Analysis, Coach Development Plan, Talent Foundation Series workshops and through the blended approach to learning, the coaches will gain great insight and reflections to their current coaching practice and identify areas for further development.

GO GOLD Funding Programme - Coaches

Alongside our partners, we are pleased to support talented coaches through the GO GOLD Funding Programme.

The aim of GO GOLD is to support talented coaches, who are active within a National Governing Body talent pathway and display both ambition and aptitude to develop their coaching potential. The scheme is a fantastic opportunity for coaches who have been recommended by their NGB and have shown real promise within their chosen sport working at a county, regional or national level.

GO GOLD coaches who are currently accessing support are:

  • Tom Armstrong – Badminton
  • Luke Watson – Triathlon
  • Natasha Trivedi – Trampolining
  • Jenny Sugarman – Football
  • Louis Richards – Triathlon
  • Josh Taylor – Squash
  • Val Kindred - Netball
  • Kirsty Hillier - Triathlon
  • Richard Hughes - Golf
  • Tom Kisiel - Tennis

Natasha Trivedi - Trampolining

  • James Barlow – Futsal
  • Marc Forest – Futsal
  • Kirsty Hillier – Triathlon
  • Richard Hughes – Golf
  • Tom Kisiel – Tennis
  • Amber Wildhurst – Football
  • Amelia Payne - Equestrian
  • Val Kindred – Netball
  • Helen Jelley – Hockey


  • Active Rutland
    Melton LSA
    Charnwood LSA
    Leicestershire County Council
    Active Leicester
  • Harborough LSA
    O&W LSA
    Active Partnerships
    Blaby LSA
  • Sport England
    Equality Standard
    H&B LSA


  • Active Leicester
    Equality Standard
  • Leicestershire County Council
    Harborough LSA
  • Active Rutland
  • Sport England
    Melton LSA
  • Charnwood LSA
    H&B LSA
  • O&W LSA
  • Active Partnerships
    Blaby LSA