Joanne Calvino is to join Weightlifting Wales as the new Coach Education Manager

Joanne Calvino is to join Weightlifting Wales as the new Coach Education Manager

Taking up the role in mid February 2018, Joanne will work alongside the Sports Manager Simon Roach, Weightlifting Wales staff, Sport Wales and many other organisations to develop and implement a robust coach education programme, not only for those involved in Weightlifting throughout Wales, such as members, lifters, coaches, officials and clubs; but the wider fitness, Crossfit, Strength and Conditioning communities.

Calvino is a highly experienced and respected Weightlifting athlete, she brings a wealth of knowledge to the role with over 20 years of involvement as an athlete, coach and technical official in Weightlifting. Joanne has competed at all major internationals and most notably a 21 times British Senior Champion. She has exceptional knowledge of the sport and her background of education development in both swimming and diving will take the Welsh Weightlifting educational programme to the next level.

‘I’m excited to join the team of Weightlifting Wales and I am inspired to develop and expand the educational programme to both nurture developing coaches and provide high quality awards and tuition for those from different sporting and fitness backgrounds.’ – Joanne Calvino

‘This is an exciting time for Weightlifting Wales, with the continued growth of members, coaches, officials and clubs, Joanne is an excellent addition to our team. Her wealth of experience and knowledge in both Weightlifting and education development will aid our members and those from the different fitness communities.’ – Simon Roach