Mail & Guardian
Norman Brook is quoted in this week’s Mail & Guardian newspaper in South Africa in an artice written by Richard Mayer that reflects on ongoing challenges at Athletics Sout Africa and the lack of a coaching plan.
"Former British Athletics Coach and CEO of the British Triathlon Federation, now residing in South Africa, believes the success of Team GB in London across all the sporting codes is that the UK invested in the professionalisation of performance. He characterises British sporting strategy over the last 15 years as a mix of grassroots development, talent identification, coach education and support of elite athletes and coaches. He points to the enormous success of British cycling in London as a case study in the virtuous cycle that emerges when all strands of the strategy, including school sport and coach education simultaneously move forward together, reinforcing one another."