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UK Sport’s Simon Timson to speak at the Soccerex Global Convention

UK Sport

UK Sport

Soccerex have announced that Simon Timson, UK Sport’s Director of Performance, has confirmed his participation at this year’s Soccerex Global Convention taking place at the Manchester Central Convention Complex, 7-9th September 2015.

Simon joined UK Sport as Director of Performance in January 2013 and is responsible for leading the Performance Directorate with the mission of developing a stronger and more sustainable high performance system to enable Britain’s athletes to continue to improve on their remarkable London 2012 achievements by winning more Olympic and Paralympic medals in Rio 2016 and Tokyo 2020.

The British winter sport high performance system achieved historic success in Sochi 2014 and Simon was one of the driving forces supporting the sports in equalling their best ever Olympic medal haul, including a first ever Olympic medal on snow, and ParalympicsGB’s record breaking six medals that included the first ever winter Paralympic Games Gold medal won by Kelly Gallagher.

Having graduated with a PhD in Psychology from The University of Leeds, Simon qualified as a British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences Accredited Sport and Exercise Scientist.  He also consults with a number of blue chip companies on high performance including Barclaycard, Centrica, Arriva, Virgin Money and, NFL franchises.

Simon will be discussing his vision for Great Britain’s Rio 2016 and Tokyo 2020 medal drives and the way in which methods off the pitch can dictate success on it, on a panel that will be looking at how institutions create a winning sporting culture within teams, federations and organizations.

Soccerex CEO, Duncan Revie commented, “We are hugely excited to welcome Simon, one of the nation’s most innovative individuals in the world of sports performance, to the Soccerex Global Convention. With Great Britain hungrier than ever for medals at Rio 2016 and Tokyo 2020, Simon’s presence will provide a fascinating insight into the team’s preparations.”

Timson also commented: “I am delighted to be speaking at the Soccerex Global Convention, one of sport’s premier business conferences, and am excited to be joining a conference programme full of the industry’s leading professionals for what promises to be an excellent few days in Manchester.”

The Soccerex Global Convention bringing together over 3000 of football’s elite over three days of a thought provoking conference programme packed with business insight, alongside a market-leading international exhibition and extensive networking. A programme of social events completes the schedule for what is widely acknowledged as the world’s leading football business event.