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Performance Pathway Symposium- World Class Transitions

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ICC Belfast | Waterfront Hall

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Sport Northern Ireland – Pathway Symposium 2019

World Class Transitions - Preparing our People for Progression

Sport Northern Ireland are delighted to invite you to our latest Pathway Symposium, this time focusing in on the Theme of Transitions. Following on from our successful Generation Z Symposium we hope to stimulate your thinking again with an excellent line-up of Speakers who will share their personal story and experiences of Transitions within the World Class Pathway in a highly interactive fashion.

In Northern Ireland it is vital for us to prepare our People (athletes, coaches, practitioners & leaders) adequately for progression within the Performance Pathway and in more instances onto World Class level. With this in mind we have handpicked speakers who have an excellent Transitions story to tell, to challenge our thinking around the importance of transitions to performance success and explore how we can better support our People at these important and ever changing times.


You will have the pleasure of hearing from Michael O’Neill MBE, current Northern Ireland football manager. Under his guidance the Northern Ireland Squad qualified outright for their first European Championship and gave us all the pleasure of witnessing them play with such belief at the Euros in France in 2016. An unforgettable time for fans that Michael will hope to replicate in the coming months with the Team in the new campaign leading into Euro 2020. Michael will share his story of Transition not only around the team’s recent success but his own personal experience of Transitions as a Player and Manager having started his playing career with Coleraine, before playing for a number of clubs in England, Scotland and the United States as well of his experience of Managing at Brechin City, Shamrock Rovers and how he has successfully transitioned into International Football Management with Northern Ireland.

Michael will deliver a short Stimulation Keynote in the morning that will get your question’s flowing for the following interactive Q&A Workshops, were you will get your chance to speak directly to Michael in a smaller workshop environment.

Next you will hear from Dr Jon Rudd, current National Performance Director of Swim Ireland and two-time British Coach of the Year. Before transitioning to his role at Swim Ireland Jon’s coaching history sees him having directly coached one or more gold medallist at every international meet on the calendar, at senior, youth and junior levels – including Commonwealth, European, World and Olympic Games golds. In recent years, Jon has been named as International Swimming Coach of the Year, World Junior Swimming Coach of the Year and European Swimming Coach of the Year. Jon has also achieved the ultimate coaching dream having coached 2012 Olympic Gold Medallist & World record holder Ruta Meilutyte of Luthuania, who achieved this ground-breaking success at age 15. Jon will share his personal Story of Transition’s as coach & now Performance Director as well as giving us an insight into the challenges of supporting developing athletes through transitions within the Performance Pathway to World Class Success.

Jon will deliver a Stimulation Keynote in the morning followed by two interactive Q&A Workshop Sessions, allowing you to speak directly to Jon about his experiences and achieve a greater depth of learning.

Our final speaker of the day is Dr Malcolm Fairweather current Head of Performance Solutions at Sport Scotland. Malcolm has a wide & varied background in Sports Science, teaching, lecturing, applied research, sports consultancy & coaching. His specialism is in the areas of Skill Acquisition & Motor Behaviour in which he completed a PhD at Louisiana State University. During his time in the States Malcolm also coached Track & Field Athletics to International & World Class level before moving back to Scotland and continuing his career in the High Performance Sports Sector as an Applied Practitioner. Within his career as a Practitioner & Coach Malcolm has experienced many transitions in role and has worked in the UK and the USA as well as supported many athletes to achieve World Class Success. Malcolm will give an insight into his personal story and how he has managed Transition from the Home Nation context, beyond and back again & his lessons learned along the way both good and bad.

Malcolm will deliver both a Stimulation Keynote, followed by a full audience Q&A in the afternoon. He will then be joined by the other speakers to form a Panel Discussion at the end of the day to bring our learning to a close.

This Symposium is hosted by Sport Northern Ireland in conjunction with UK Sport at the Waterfront, Belfast and is sure to be an excellent & engaging learning experience for all those currently impacting on the Performance Pathway within our Sports including Coaches, Practitioners, Pathway Leaders & Support Staff. We look forward to welcoming you on the day.

Please arrive at the Cityside Foyer Entrance, Waterfront Belfast for 09:30 Registration

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The multi-storey Lanyon Place car park is located 100 metres from the venue.

The Hilton multi-storey car park is also next door to the building.

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