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NISA announces departure of Stuart Horsepool

The National Ice Skating Association (NISA) has confirmed the departure of Stuart Horsepool, Performance Director of GB Short Track World Class Programme by mutual consent.

NISA Chief Executive, Nick Sellwood, said:

“I’d like to thank Stuart for his time and commitment to GB Short Track Speed Skating and in particular during the last Olympic cycle. He has worked tirelessly on developing our World Class Programme for our skaters, one that realised two finalists (in Jack Whelbourne & Elise Christie) in the Sochi Olympic Games last year.

"However, we now feel the time is right for us to look ahead to the next Olympic games and following a review of our World Class Programmes we felt that it is time for change. We are targeted with winning medals at the next Olympics and we are targeting growth in our club and academy structures over the next few years. NISA feels it needs a change in direction and leadership style in the role of Performance Director and we have therefore reached agreement with Stuart that he will be leaving NISA. On behalf of the board and staff, I’d like to thank him for his contribution towards developing the performance programme and wish him all the best for the future.”

Stuart Horsepool will leave NISA on Friday 15th May. A further announcement regarding the role of Performance Director and coaching team for the next Olympic cycle will be announced in due course.

18th May 2015