Australian Grant White will join the Great Britain Cycling Team to provide coaching for its BMX riders in the run up to the Beijing Olympic Games. The 35 year-old will begin his new post at the end of January, working with riders Shanaze Reade, Joey Gough, Kelvin Batey, Marcus Bloomfield and Liam Phillips.
Grant has previously worked with both the Australian and New Zealand BMX teams, besides having a career as a rider on the US circuit. He is qualified under the Australian Institute of Sport system as a Level 3 BMX coach and Level 1 strength and conditioning coach.
"We have been looking for somebody with the skills and experience to pull together and co-ordinate all the available resources and expertise within British Cycling and the English Institute of Sport to not only further our BMX performances at elite level, but also to push forward further development of our broader BMX programme," said GB Performance Director Dave Brailsford.
"I have watched Grant White's work closely over a period of time and have been very impressed with his ability and his willingness to take on an innovative coaching approach which fits closely with the coaching ethos in the GB Team."