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Flower chosen for UK Sport programme

Andy Flower has been selected to take part in UK Sport’s World Class Coaching: Elite Programme.

Each member of the cohort, which is the second since the course's inception, will benefit from a three-year programme and £20,000 in investment per year.

Flower, who was this week appointed as Technical Director of Elite Coaching by the ECB having previously served as England's Team Director, has described it as an "exciting opportunity".

He said: "I will have the chance to tap into some expertise and knowledge from all sorts of different areas, both through the other sports, but also the businesses and experts that will be accessible to us through this that will assist me significantly in my new role.

"A lot of the principles are transferable; we’re all in the business of getting results and performing at our peak, and maximising the potential within our organisations, and individual athletes.

"The Olympic sports have had outstanding success in the recent past, and I will be very interested to investigate some of their methods and principles."

Flower has been chosen alongside eight other elite coaches: Greg Baker (Disability Table Tennis), Andy Banks (British Diving), Ben Bright (British Triathlon), Stephen Jennings (GB Taekwondo), Pasan Kularatne (Disability Target Shooting), Jack Maitland (British Triathlon), Hugh Styles (GB Sailing), Stuart Wilkinson (Wheelchair Tennis).

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