Dr Paul Ford MBE, Deputy Chef de Mission and the Head of Sport Engagement at the British Olympic Association (BOA), presented online to Hull Sport’s Talented Athlete and Sport Excellence Clubs about his role in planning the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
He spoke about Team GB’s preparation for the Summer Olympic Games including securing the pre-Games training camp and ensuring Team GB’s accommodation at the Tokyo Olympic Village felt like a ‘home from home’.
Dr Paul Ford MBE said: “Team GB are proud to work with the University of Hull, as our Official University Partner.
“Through our partnership we offer unique opportunities to students and I recently enjoyed speaking to students about our preparation and planning for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. We really value sharing our expertise and look forward to future events with the University of Hull.”
Included in Paul Ford’s talk was how Team GB supports athletes in preparing for the Olympic Games and advice on pursuing a career in sports performance.
As well as BOA staff members, the Team GB partnership has also provided other exciting visits and talks from Team GB athletes such as Kye Whyte (BMX), Max Whitlock (Gymnast), Beth Tweddle (Gymnast), Anthony Ogogo (Boxer) and more.
Tim Purdy, Wellness and Performance Manager at Hull Sport said: “It’s fantastic that we can offer inspirational insights from Team GB staff like Dr Paul Ford to our high performing sport students.
“The talk really resonated with our Talented Athletes at Hull Sport and gave them a greater understanding of elite level sport and the future roles they could pursue.”