Team Great Britain In-line Hockey



New Coach Sought as GB Team Amends Structure

The IIHF In-Line Team Great Britain team today announce a re-structuring plan designed to strengthen the national team set-up for the 2008 International Ice Hockey Federation’s Inline World Championships and for the future.

As a part of the re-structure 32-year old IIHF Gold Medal winning player/coach Andrew Sillitoe has been appointed the new Director of Hockey for the Great Britain IIHF Team and has made the position of Head Coach of the Senior Mens team available to applicants.

“We are moving forward as a team and as an organisation and this move will benefit our programme long term” says Sillitoe. “In my new role I will be able to focus on managing the programme from a strategic position including helping younger players find opportunities to progress in the sport as well as developing the players already in the GB picture.

“What this does mean is that we are seeking a new Head Coach for the Mens team. This is an exceptional position at the top of the British game and we fully expect to appoint somebody with a proven pedigree at an international level.”

Applicants for the Head Coach role should possess an exceptional coaching CV and are asked to forward their CVs to David Hawkins, the Team Manager of the Senior Team at david@gbhockey.net

The closing date for applicants is the 21st September 2007. Applicants should be willing to attend an interview in early October.

For individual player stats and other information on the World Championships see www.iihf.com

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