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  • 04 September 2014

    Philip Hindes MBE joins #teamredsky

    We are proud to announce British Cyclist Philip Hindes MBE has become the latest member to join #teamredsky. Born in Krefeld, Germany Philip previously competed for Germany and won team sprint bronze at the 2010 World Junior Championships, but courtesy of his British father Ian, who settled in Germany, meant he was able to move to Great Britain and join the British Cycling’s Olympic Academy Programme in 2010.

    Within two years, Philip established himself as man one in the team sprint and went on to win Gold for Team GB at the London 2012 Olympic Games alongside Jason Kenny and Sir Chris Hoy, with a world record breaking time of 42.6 seconds. Since then, he has gone on to take a Silver and Bronze medal at the UCI Track Cycling World Cup and most recently won the silver medal in the team sprint at the Commownealth Games in Glasgow alongside English teammates Jason Kenny and Kian Emadi.

    Philip said “I am extremely excited to be joining the team at Red Sky. They are friendly, understanding and supportive of my ongoing cycling career.”

    He is definitely one to look out for and a great addition to #teamredsky!

  • 18 August 2014

    PRESS RELEASE: Fighting to create a performance culture

    Having won multiple European and World Championship medals and titles at World Cups and Grand Slams across the globe I could not have imagined a more fantastic end to my competitive career than leading my nation out, carrying the saltire, in front of a home crowd and going on to deliver the Commonwealth Gold at a packed and passionate Glasgow Commonwealth Games.

    With my retirement as a competing Judoka, what excites me most is that I can now be instrumental in creating an environment for athletes that allows them to perform consistently at the highest levels. I know through work I have done with other sports organisations and businesses that this is not a cultural focus which is exclusive to judo, but transferable regardless of sport. I am eager to continue to develop my involvement with other sports bodies and with business. However in the immediate future I am delighted to be directing my attention towards the elite athletes within the judo community.

    In addition to my personal experience in Glasgow I am enormously proud of the athletes from Team Scotland and Team England who I was involved in coaching who all went on to gain medals.

    I am looking forward to helping those athletes, and many more, achieve their potential on the world stage in my role as a High Performance Coach for the SportScotland Institute of Sport. It is an exciting time for Scottish and British sport and with the 2016 Rio Olympic Games on the immediate horizon and the 2020 Tokyo Games returning Olympic judo to its homeland I am delighted to be involved in preparing the champions of the future.

    If I could fight forever, perhaps I would. However the hair is getting greyer, the muscles sorer and it is now time to leave the winning of medals to those younger and stronger than myself.

    I hope I will get time to individually thank all of those who have helped and supported me throughout my career personally. For now can I just say to my coaches, training partners, competitors, sponsors, friends and most importantly my family. Thank you so very much. I look forward to my continued involvement in sport after retirement from competition with great anticipation and enormous enthusiasm.

     

    Euan Burton

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    For any interview requests or press enquries please contact: Beckie Smith. Tel: 0845 200 7820 or beckie@redskymanagement.co.uk

     

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  • 15 August 2014

    #teamredsky Blog 

    Check out our latest #teamredsky blog - Double World Champion Keri-anne Payne Reflects on #teamredsky Success at Glasgow 2014

    http://redskymanagementblog.wordpress.com/

     

  • 15 August 2014

    Team Muirhead announce new team member Sarah Reid

    August 2014: Olympic medallists Team Muirhead have appointed Sarah Reid as their new lead for the next Olympic cycle replacing Claire Hamilton who left at the end of last season.

    Sarah, who has previously played with Team Muirhead as an alternate is also a former World Junior Champion and European Silver medallist. 

    She said: 

    “I am delighted to have been asked to be part of Team Muirhead. It is a great opportunity for me to rise to the challenge of playing with one of the very best teams in the world.  What the team have achieved in the last few years has been inspirational and I look forward to reaching my potential as a world-class player with them!”

    Skip Eve Muirhead said of the move:

    "We feel Sarah is a great fit with the team and someone who shares our long-term team goals and ambitions. We always look to stay one step ahead and having Sarah as part of the team will help us achieve that. We are really looking forward to showing what we can do as a team in the upcoming season!’

    The move will take effect for the 2014-15 curling season and Team Muirhead’s first international competition will be the Shorty Jenkins competition in Canada in September.



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Athlete of the quarter

 

Whiteburn’s Athlete of the Quarter is Euan Burton 


Euan Burton has a wealth of experience as a Judoka, including two Olympic Games. He has medalled at World and European levels and has also won the prestigious Tokyo Grand Slam in 2009, becoming the first non-Asian to win a Grand Slam title.

Euan was a Team GB medal hope at London 2012 but unexpectedly went out in the early stages of the Olympics having been a medal hope, and then conducted one of the most emotive sporting interviews of recent years.

Post Olympics, Euan took on the role of Assistant High Performance Coach with SportScotland Institute of Sport and started fighting in the -100kg weight category, two weight categories above where he fought previously as he didn’t want to take a potential Commonwealth Games place from one of the athletes he was coaching.

Glasgow 2014 was Euan’s last competition before retirement and he certainly didn’t disappoint. Despite fighting 8kg light, Euan took gold memorably - as well as being the flag-bearer for the national team - a worthy recipient of the AOTQ award!

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