BR accolade for Tom Copeland’s coaching

Huge congratulations to Tom Copeland who was awarded “Highly Commended” in the Club Performance category of British Rowing’s Coach of the Year Awards!

The achievement was marked at the 2015 British Rowing Volunteer Awards on Saturday 28 November at the historic Cutlers’ Hall, London, where coaches and volunteers who have made an outstanding contribution to rowing were celebrated.

Tom Copeland (standing third from left) with fellow award winners and 2008 Paralympic Champion, Helene Raynsford

Tom Copeland (standing third from left) with fellow award winners and 2008 Paralympic Champion, Helene Raynsford (Photo credit: Simon Way)

Read more at http://britishrowing.org/news/2015/december/3/british-rowing-volunteer-and-coach-year-awards-2015

Tom’s full citation is shown below:

Coach of the Year Award

Highly Commended – Club Performance

Tom Copeland, Cantabrigian Rowing Club

As Head of Women’s coaching at Cantabrigian Rowing Club, Tom has helped athletes to success right up to international level. He has also worked for many years with para-rower Claire Connon, who had a win at Henley Women’s Regatta this year as well as representing England at the Home International Regatta.

Tom dedicates most of his free time to coaching. When not attending seven water outings per week, he is drawing up training plans, setting personal targets for each athlete, and studying every aspect of coaching from physiology to nutrition, to help every rower achieve their best.

Tom is praised by those he coaches for imparting the same quality of coaching talent that they have experienced when working with the High Performance Squad Coaches.

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