British Wheelchair Basketball Announced the Appointment of GB Taekwondo’s Jayne Ellis as its New Performance Director
Jayne Ellis will join our National Governing Body at a historic moment for the sport of wheelchair basketball as both GB Team’s secured medal finishes at the 2018 Hamburg World Championships, with the men’s team bringing home GB’s first ever senior Championship title.
It is a critical time for British Wheelchair Basketball’s GB performance programme in its preparations for the Tokyo Paralympic Games in 2020. The NGB is confident that the programme will be in safe hands following the appointment of Jayne Ellis who is no stranger to Paralympic medal success, having forged her career in high performance coaching, athlete development and world class programmes management.
Ellis will bring to the programme her world class performance credentials having worked with both the British Cycling and GB Taekwondo teams, and also previously leading the delivery of the EIS Paralympic Talent Strategy.
Jayne Ellis will take up the post of Performance Director on Monday 5 November. On the news of her appointment Ellis stated:
“It is a true honour to join British Wheelchair Basketball’s Performance Programme – it is one of the most successful Paralympic team sports which is continuing to go from strength to strength. This is an exciting opportunity to build upon the strengths of this programme from great foundations.
“My career has been forged within Paralympic sport for which I have a unique insight and a passion. I am looking forward to working with the GB Performance Staff, athletes and EIS practitioners to further establish this performance programme as world leading.”
British Wheelchair Basketball’s CEO, Lisa Pearce – excited by the appointment – comments:
“We are delighted to welcome Jayne Ellis to British Wheelchair Basketball. Not only will Jayne lead our GB Performance Programme into a successful Tokyo Paralympics and beyond, she will take up a key role on our Senior Leadership Team, shaping the strategic direction of the NGB and the sport domestically and internationally.
“In Hamburg we clearly demonstrated to the international wheelchair basketball community the strength of our GB Performance Programme and the wealth of talent emerging through our pathways. I look forward to working with Jayne as she drives our performance programme towards the Tokyo Paralympic Games and once again demonstrates the world beating credentials of the GB teams.”