Olympians to speak at Manchester event

GB Paralympian and 2012 gold medal winner Danielle Brown and Olympic 1500 metre finalist Laura Weightman are two of the top sportspeople to take part in a guest panel session at our joint North East/North West Branch one-day conference, 16 November, at the Ethiad stadium in Manchester.

The conference, “Back to the Future: Reflections and Implications Following the 2012 Olympic and Paralympics Games” contains a full programme of presentations focussing on sport and exercise psychology.

The keynote speaker Dr Steve Peters, known as the ‘mind-mechanic’, spent 10 years with the British Cycling Team before his recent move to UK Athletics to help develop a ‘winning culture’ with track and field athletes. World and Olympic Champions Sir Chris Hoy and Victoria Pendleton have both credited Dr Peters with having played a significant role in their success. Dr Peters will present ‘Optimising the performance of the human mind’.

Joining Danielle and Laura on the guest panel to discuss ‘Reflections: The Olympics/Paralympics and Sports Psychology. What was, what is, what could be’ is former Olympian and world-class javelin coach, Mick Hill and Sky Sports Correspondent and former professional Rugby League player, Phil Clarke.

Click here for more information or to book your place. Follow the event on Twitter #NENW2012