Athletics Australia to Restructure High-Performance Department

August 14, 2012

Athletics Australia (AA) will restructure its high-performance department, following the team’s results at the London Games, where it fell short of its medals target .”

AA Chairman, Rob Fildes said: “We will review the high-performance department in entirety, which is normal after the Olympic Games.”

Fildes said AA had decided to split head coach Eric Hollingsworth’s job into two roles. A new administrator will manage the high-performance program, with Hollingsworth continuing in the coaching role.

AA is also negotiating with the Australian Institute of Sport to establish performance centres for distance running and sprinting.

Hollingsworth is contracted until the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games.{jcomments on}