Mark Calvin Appointed As England Team Manager
Mark Calvin has been appointed as the new England Team Manager for the 2016 Home International Regatta which will take place in Cardiff this year.
As England Team Manager, Mark will be responsible for running the selection events in conjunction with the selectors, organising the team and equipment to Cardiff and ensuring they can compete to the best of their abilities. The Team Manager will be supported by an Assistant Team Manager, Lead Coach and Crew Coaches.
Mark is currently the Senior Girls Rowing Coach at The Lady Eleanor Holles School. He has been a professional coach with Weybridge Rowing club and was a school coach prior to this. He has had success at national level with his crews and last year he coached at the Home International regatta.
He is currently undertaking his L4 coaching qualification and post graduate certificate in Coaching Studies
Mark’s appointment coincides with a new selection policy for the England Team. The selection policy has been updated to reflect the new pathway structures for the England Team, which presents new and exciting opportunities for rowers to represent England at the Home International Regatta.
The Home International Regatta is an annual competition that sees crews from across England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales compete against each other. For some rowers, the England Team is a pathway to the GB Rowing Team, such as Charlotte Taylor who won for England in 2014 and has now been selected to go to the Olympics in Rio 2016. Graeme Thomas has also taken a similar pathway, representing Wales in 2012 and now representing Great Britain at the Games in Rio this summer.
A copy of the new selection policy, including deadlines for applications, can be found here.
Tim Liversage has also been appointed to the role of Assistant Team Manager.
Tim is at Hampton School and has previously coached at Reading Blue Coat and Kingston Grammar School, as well as coaching at last year’s Home International Regatta. He is also undertaking his L4 and post graduate certificate in Coaching Studies.