Sir Clive Woodward to Resign from BOA Role

By Community | October 4, 2012

According to reports, Sir Clive Woodward is set to announce he has stepped down as director of sport at the British Olympic Association (BOA).

Woodward has spent six years at the organisation and was a key player in the recent London 2012 Games. The BOA is currently undergoing restructuring in the aftermath of the hugely successful Olympics and reports that the decision was “entirely amicable”.

It is also understood that Woodward will “maintain ties to the BOA in an ambassadorial role” and that he is “expected to retain his seat on the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) Entourage Commission”.

But the news of Woodward’s decision will spark rumours of a return to rugby – the sport where he made his name. The World Cup-winning coach was previously linked with performance director role at the Rugby Football Union and with the country hosting a home World Cup in 2015, there is a chance that the organisers of the tournament – England Rugby 2015 – could look to bring him onboard to aid preparations for rugby’s global gathering.

ER2015 has already recruited one of the architects of the London 2012 Games in Debbie Jevans who is set to start work as the organisation’s new chief executive this month.