Sports Performance Awards Announce Advisory Panel

The inaugural Sports Performance Awards and Dinner, is delighted to announce an international Advisory Board to ratify the winners who will be unveiled during a glittering and inspirational evening on the 10th October 2012 at Chelsea FC.

The expert and independent panel will consist of:

Peter Vint, High Performance Director, US Olympic Committee
Andy Barr, Performance Specialist, New York Knicks
Blake Wooster, Business Development Director, Prozone
Geir Jordet, Director of Psychology, Norwegian Centre of Football Excellence
Matthew Syed, Author, Bounce
Mike Forde, Executive Director / Director of Football Operations, Chelsea FC
Chris Brady, Visiting Professor, Salford University Business School
Damien Comolli, former Sporting Director, Liverpool FC and St Etienne
Geoff McGrath, Managing Director, McLaren Applied Technologies
John Murtough, Head of Performance, Everton FC

The Sports Performance Awards, which form part of the official programme for the world renowned Leaders in Performance conference, is the first time all the people involved in putting an athlete or team on the winner’s podium will come together from across the world to recognise their peers. Whether it’s a pioneer of talent identification, a significant breakthrough in sports science, a remarkable example of innovation or a visionary who has changed an entire sport, the Sports Performance Awards will officially recognise the unique contributors to sporting excellence.

James Worrall, CEO, Leaders commented “I am delighted and thankful that so many experts across many different sports have come together to advise the Leaders team on those who deserve to be recognised for their outstanding contribution to sports performance. These Awards are long overdue and will, I hope, go some way to raising the profile and importance of the pioneering individuals and work being carried out behind the scenes and around the world to ensure professional sporting talent continues to stretch the boundaries of performance.”

300 of the world’s top Coaches, Managers, Team Principals, CEO’s, Heads of Sports Science, Performance and Sporting Directors will attend this glittering Awards Dinner with international media on hand to interview those who are recognised on the night.

If you would like to know more about the Sports Performance Awards, or to nominate a team, project or individual, please click here. 70% of the tables have already been purchased and, with limited availability to ensure the event retains a high level and exclusive feel, anyone interested in taking part should contact one of the Leaders team on +44 (0) 207 042 8666 or Please note, preference will be given to those taking part in the Leaders in Performance Conference.

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