BBU Appoint Development & Junior Coach

We are delighted to announce that after conducting a number of interviews, our Head Coach (Ilario Maddalin) will be joined by 2 coaches who both bring with them an excellent mix of experience and knowledge to support our varying levels of athletes.

Martin Watkins – BBU Development Coach

A two-time Nordic Olympian (84 & 88) and part of the 2019 Nordic World Champs technical control team, Marty has already been in place for the last of the summer training camps that were held in Scotland. His 30+ years of active skiing as an athlete and coach is a huge asset to our coaching team. Marty also has an extensive knowledge of the UK Nordic community which will enhance our abilities to create a wide-ranging development programme over the coming years as well as support Development & IBU Cup athletes through the winter.

Iris Pessey – BBU Junior Coach

A World University Games Bronze medal winner, multiple French Champion as well as a long list of podium places in international competitions, Iris has also recently been working with the Australian Ski Team as their national development coach. Like Marty, her personal experience as an athlete will certainly help our developing athletes’ transition from young and upcoming athletes into rounded and prepared senior athletes. Iris will join the athletes on the 1st of November and will support the athletes through the season culminating in the Youth & Junior World Champs.

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