British Wrestling is pleased to welcome two new team members this week. Following the award of additional funding from Sport England for our commitment to the Uniting the Movement strategy British Wrestling has been able to recruit two experienced individuals to support the development of clubs, communities and competitions.
Development Manager – Competitions
Kieran joins the BWA on 27.5 hours per week and will be working Monday to Thursday. Kieran’s role will focus on improving the competition structure across the sport including improving the quality of national competitions and introducing more grassroots competition. More broadly he will also support clubs to improve membership recruitment and retention.
Kieran said “I am delighted to come on board as the Competition Manager for British Wrestling.
Wrestling has been a huge part of my life for 25 years. Be it competing or coaching, I am extremely passionate about this sport. It has always been a goal of mine to work for British Wrestling to help accelerate the growth of the sport that I love.
With my experience of running a fitness business coupled with organising martial arts events, I feel I am perfectly placed to help develop the sport in this role.
It’s an exciting time for British Wrestling as we are building an extremely strong support staff behind the scenes. Together, we can take wrestling in this country to a new level. I can’t wait to start this journey with you all.”
Clubs and Community Development Officer
Rashid joins the BWA on 10 hours per week and will be working these hours flexibly around club requirements and other commitments. He will focus on developing new and existing clubs, especially those clubs meeting the needs of underrepresented communities highlighted in Uniting the Movement.
Rashid said “I am looking forward to the challenge of supporting our Wrestling Clubs and helping the sport to grow. It is an exciting time to be involved in Wrestling as there is a real thirst from communities to learn the sport.”
Craig Anthony, CEO, said “It is fantastic to be able to bring on the additional capacity, knowledge and experience of Kieran and Rashid. Both have been involved in wrestling for a number of years and bring a passion for wrestling’s ability to help people reach their full potential on and off the mat.
The additional funding from Sport England recognises the value that wrestling can provide in engaging people from diverse backgrounds. In addition to Andreas Michaelas, Development Manager – Workforce, we are now in a position to offer much more support to grow wrestling in our clubs and communities across England.”