10 October 2018
It gives me immense delight to inform you, that after a rigorous recruitment and interview process, the Committee and I have appointed Nathaniel Rookes as the new Head Coach.
Nathaniel will be joining us from Tavistock Swimming Club where he has coached since 2010. He has been awarded the Devon Sports Award ‘Young Coach of the Year’ for 2018, an award which recognises the coaching achievements of individuals across Devon aged 25 or under across all sporting disciplines.
During his time at Tavistock, he has assisted young swimmers make the step from swimming lessons to competitive swimming, educating them on how to develop as an individual and a swimmer, learning to take a positive attitude to their swimming and understanding that effort is required to make improvements, whilst showing them that this effort can be enjoyable too.
Graduating with a 2:1 in his Psychology degree earned at the University of Plymouth, he has gone on to work with disadvantaged individuals, as well as a variety of voluntary jobs outside of coaching.
Nathaniel will take up his new post on Thursday 8th November. I hope that you will join me in welcoming him to our Club.
I would also like to thank Aaron Rickhuss for all his hard work and dedication over the past 12 months which has seen some notable achievements and wish him all the best for his new adventures with Enniskillen.