Written by Ian Dunn Friday, 25 January 2013
The GB Junior Lead Climbing Team is pleased to announce that Rebecca Dent has taken over as one of the assistant managers, following the departure of Ruth Dunne after December's BMC Open Youth Event.
The junior team management has been restructured with Ian Dunn taking overall management responsibility for the team and coaching. There will be two assistant managers; John Ellison, currently the parents' representative, will be responsible for rules and marketing; Rebecca Dent will be responsible for nutrition, health welfare and pastoral advice.
The team and management is delighted to welcome Rebecca on board, and would also like to thank the previous assistant manager, Ruth Dunne, for all her hard work and wish her well for the future.
Rebecca is a performance nutritionist and dietician with over ten years combined experience working in the healthcare sector along with elite GB / Olympic level athletes. She started her sporting nutrition career in 2006 at the British Ski Academy in Chamonix providing pastoral care and nutrition advice to the youth skiers. She went on to work at the Sport Scotland Institute of Sport (SIS) supporting athletes towards, and at, the Vancouver Winter Olympics in February 2010.
In July 2011 Rebecca left the SIS to further her career as a freelance consultant working within sports that she is passionate about. As one of the assistant managers for the GB Junior Lead Climbing Team, she will provide nutrition, health and welfare support and attend competitions as one of the chaperones. She will also continue her role of providing performance nutrition support to the GB Senior Bouldering Team.
The junior team management is looking forward to a busy, and hopefully successful 2013 season, with the first event, the IFSC European Youth Cup at the EICA Ratho on 8-9 June.