DIVERS in Plymouth will soon benefit from the guidance of a new internationally acclaimed coach.
Alexandre Rochas has been announced as the new head coach of Plymouth Diving following the departure of Andy Banks earlier this year. He is due to take up his position with Everyone Active at the Plymouth Life Centre in November.
Alex has previously held the position of head coach at the National Elite Training Centre in Paris for the past five years. During that time he has coached at the highest international level, leading France to fourth place in the Men’s 10m Platform at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
The Plymouth Life Centre is run by Everyone Active in partnership with Plymouth City Council and is an official talent development centre for Great Britain’s diving team.
As head coach, Alex will be responsible for overseeing its entire diving programme, including the progression of up-and-coming athletes and mentoring Plymouth’s top squad to success on the world stage.
Operator Everyone Active’s contract manager in Plymouth David Greenwood said: “We are absolutely delighted that Alex is joining Plymouth Diving. He is a genuinely world-class coach and will be a huge asset for the team.
“Andy Banks has left Plymouth with a fantastic diving legacy, and it is essential that we continue to build on that by allowing athletes to benefit from the knowledge and experience of an outstanding mentor. I am confident that Alex is the person to fulfil this role and continue to put Plymouth Diving on the map.”
Go backPosted on 29th August 2017