WA State Trails and Outdoors Conference

“World of Outdoors” – Opening Keynote for the Western Australia State Trails and Outdoors Conference 2015

This dynamic industry conference takes place every year, and the team from Outdoors WA always try to attract the most relevant and current industry experts to provide the keynote and open the conference. As co-author of the successful OIA/Sport England “Getting Active Outdoors” project, I was invited as a guest of the Department for Sport…

Joint Services Activity Management Review

The Joint services have been developing their Adventurous Training award schemes over the past few years, bringing them more closely in to line with their civilian equivalents. Every year, they employ a team of British Mountain Guides to work on their Joint Services Alpine Meet (JSAM) in Switzerland. As part of that team of Guides,…

NetNames – Senior Leadership Team

NetNames get their Senior Team Leaders together from around the world once every quarter. This is an important opportunity to plan ahead and co-ordinate the priorities and tackle the current issues in the business. I was invited to bring some leadership expertise from the world of adventure sports to the day, to encourage and inspire…

British Mountaineering Council – Talent Profiling Project

The British Mountaineering Council is the National Governing Body for all aspects of mountaineering and climbing. Funded by Sport England, the development of a talent pathway for climbing is a new concept, in the rapidly developing world of competition climbing. I was employed as the strategic lead for Technical:Tactical profiling as part of the team…

Director of Mountain Training England Executive Committee

As Director of Training at Plas y Brenin, I represented the interests of the National Mountain Centre on the board of Mountain Training England for several years. Latterly, I was invited to join the Executive Committee as a Director. I throroughly enjoyed this role, as we grappled with registrations during a changing time for the…

British Cycling – Tutor Training

British Cycling hold a world class tutor training event every year, which is mandatory CPD for their dynamic team of tutors and coach educators. With a leading reputation for coach education and coaching scheme development, I was invited to deliver some inspirational sessions to encourage the British Cycling team to think differently. We focussed on…

The New Coaching Award Scheme in Climbing

Director of Development at Plas y Brenin, Martin Chester, has been instrumental in the development and launch of the all-new Coaching Award Scheme. Working with  a team of nationally recognised experts for Mountain Training alongside the British Mountaineering Council, Martin spent three months completing an award scheme that is already changing perceptions of rock climbing…