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Wayne Goldsmith International Coach Developer visits the Bay

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Wayne Goldsmith International Coach Developer visits the Bay

This week has seen Wayne Goldsmith International Coach Developer working with multiple coaches across the Bay of Plenty Region via the Sport Bay of Plenty Performance Coach Advance Programme. Wayne resides in Gold Coast, Australia and is on a nationwide tour in conjunction with Sport NZ and the Regional Sports Trust network.

Wayne is an incredibly engaging and challenging facilitator that brings 30 years of experience to the table having worked with many of the coaches of the top Olympians from around the globe in multiple sporting codes. 

Wayne spent his time firstly in Taupo, working one on one with Sam Warriner, Tri coach and ex World No1 athlete in the sport. This was followed by a session with Triathlon parents on how to best support their young athletes who are on a performance pathway. He then ran a community workshop at the Taupo events centre attended by over 70 coaches, athletes and parents from Taupo, Rotorua and the surrounding area.

On day two he made his way to Tauranga for a meeting with the Sport Bay of Plenty Coaching Team looking at a new project the BayTrust Coaching Passport which is currently under construction followed by a one on one session with coach Chris Willet. Wayne finished the evening off with a dynamic two hour workshop for the members of the Performance Coach Advance programme and the BayTrust CoachForce Officers. The session was designed to be challenging and uncomfortable at times, creating a great environment in which to learn for these coaches who work in the performance space.

Dave Clarke, Coaching and Talent Development Team Leader from Sport Bay of Plenty was very happy with Wayne’s input over the course of the two days. “It was a great tour with something for everybody to take back to their coaching communities and athletes," he said.

”Wayne’s direct and simple style makes complex concepts easy to understand and implement with athletes. His ability to put participants at ease was shown when he alluded to the fact that he was able to get a photo with the Bledisloe Cup earlier on his tour. He was quickly reminded that he was the first Aussie to touch it since dinosaurs roamed the earth by the audience."

Big thanks go to the Sport Bay of Plenty Performance Coach Advance programme supporters BayTrust and Sport New Zealand in making it happen.

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