Surfing GB is sad to announce the departure of GB Junior Squad Manager John Ellis. John has led the GB Juniors campaigns for the last 2 1/2 years, managing the Junior coaching and development squads as well as organising the Travel team campaigns for ISA World Championships in 2013 and 2014.
John (right) with the GB Juniors: ISA World Juniors Ecuador
John’s input and contribution as a volunteer into the GB Junior squad campaigns has been enormous; organising not just the training and selections processes for the wider GB squads, but also the travel and welfare arrangements for large travel teams to competitions and training camps overseas. For the last two years John has stood patiently on beaches all over the UK and abroad, watching our Junior surfers compete, organising selections events and training camps, and backed this practical commitment up with countless hours on the telephone, or at his computer organising the campaigns he has managed. Somehow, despite the enormous amount of work involved, he has succeeded; with a smile on his face, good humour and a level head in the face of great pressure.
On behalf of the juniors and all at Surfing GB, Thank you