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Premier League Appoint Dan Hunt From Team Sky

Thu 28th Nov 2013 | Club & Country Competitions

The Premier League have appointed Dan Hunt Head of Elite Performance, a key role in the Youth Department.

Hunt joins the Premier League from Team Sky, where he holds the position of sport director bringing with him more than 10 years' of high-level experience in elite sport.

He will support the Premier League and its clubs in the implementation of the Elite Player Performance Plan (EPPP), the youth development system launched at the beginning of last season.

Ged Roddy, the Premier League’s Director of Youth, said of Hunt’s appointment, "Dan Hunt has been closely involved in one the highest performing elite environments in world sport.

"He has made significant contributions to the recent successes of Team Sky, and British Cycling at both the London and Beijing Olympic Games. He has first-hand experience of applying science, psychology, medicine and nutrition to sports development and we look forward to him bringing his skills and experience to the Premier League as we continue our work with clubs."

Hunt will be responsible for managing the elite performance functions within the youth system, including leading the development and delivery of leadership programmes for Academy staff, and ensuring that provisions are in place to measure, analyse and report of all elements of EPPP.

"It is clear that the delivery of the Elite Player Performance Plan is a huge priority for the Premier League and for clubs," Hunt said. "I am looking forward to helping at this very exciting time, using the knowledge and skills I have gained from working with some of the top athletes and coaches in cycling, and from being involved in global competitions like the Tour de France and two Olympic Games."

Since 2012, Hunt has worked at Team Sky as sport director to, among others, Tour de France winners Bradley Wiggins and Chris Froome. Prior to that, he worked for British Cycling as senior endurance coach, with direct responsibility for the Team GB Men’s track endurance team at the London 2012 Olympic Games. In 2012 his team became European, World and Olympic champions and broke world records three times along the way.

Image: Premier League, Dan Hunt

Posted by: Aaron Gourley

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