17 August 2018

Hannah Winsbury

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The England Korfball International Subcommittee is delighted to announce the appointment of Gary Brooks as England Senior Assistant Coach.

This appointment follows a structured and open recruitment process, including an interview, and has been approved by the England Korfball Board.

Brooks brings unrivalled success to the role having coached Trojans to a record-breaking 11th consecutive Premier League title at the Copper Box Arena in May. No stranger to international competition, Brooks also helped Trojans secure a bronze medal at the 2017 IKF Europa Cup, defeating Vallparadís from Catalonia 23-24 to clinch 3rd place.

As part of the 2018 Coaching Week, Brooks was asked what “great coaching” looked like – his response shows the drive and determination he’ll no doubt bring with him to the England set-up:

“Great coaches are like great players […] they evolve, they are forever developing, and raising the bar. Great coaches have the hunger to be the very best you can be, with the resources available. Coaches today have a huge impact on players and their performance, so understanding and empathising with players to get that extra percentage is a key ingredient to making a great coach.”

This role is confirmed until after the European Champions in October. Brooks will soon join the England squad for training in preparation for the competition – more information on the squad for that competition will be released shortly from Head Coach, Rob Williams.