18 February, 2022

Haj Bhania OBE – GB Men’s Coach

October 2007 – Present

Haj Bhania OBE is the GB Men’s Coach (Head of Coaching and Tactical Development Development)

A well respected figure across Paralympic and grassroots sport, Haj has dedicated over twenty years’ service to wheelchair basketball as both a volunteer coach and as a coach within the GB Performance Programme.

As a GB Coach Haj has consistently brought medal glory home to Great Britain, leading the teams to Paralympic, European and World Championship podiums. In 2019, Haj received an OBE for services to the sport.

Favourite aspect of your job:

Supporting and developing people

Career Highlight:

Seeing the progression of junior athletes to the senior team, and of coaches and their successes

Career background:

Office based, teaching, sports coaching

Advice for anyone thinking about a career in your role:

  • Look, listen, learn – engage with sports and education
  • Plan and prepare
  • Have a good mentor, be a good mentor
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