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Former Leeds Beckett Director of Sport receives UK Coaching Lifetime Achievement Award


Former Director of Sport Malcolm Brown receives Lifetime Achievement award for services to Triathlon

Gold medal winning Triathlon coach Malcolm Brown received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2017 UK Coaching Awards for his services to Triathlon last week.

Malcolm is famously known for aiding the development of Britain’s elite Triathletes, including Leeds bred brothers and Olympic medallists Alistair and Jonathan Brownlee.

Malcolm also once served as Director of Sport at Leeds Beckett University from 2002 to 2009 and received an honorary Doctorate in Sports Science in 2013.

During his seven-year tenure as Director of Sport at Leeds Beckett, Malcolm sparked a golden age of sport for the then named Leeds Metropolitan University.

Under Malcolm’s leadership Beckett soared through the British Universities and College Sport (BUCS) league tables from 28th to second in less than five years with him at the helm.

Malcolm also played a crucial role in Beckett’s increased relationship with sports Governing bodies helping create High Performance Centres for Triathlon, Athletics and Weightlifting.

In 2008, Malcolm helped Beckett secure the designation of the UK Centre of Coaching Excellence and had a significant part to play in the development of Beckett’s coaches.

Away from Leeds Beckett, Malcolm is famously known for aiding the development of the greatest British, and Leeds based, Triathletes, the Brownlee brothers, Alistair and Jonathan.

The Brownlees have been under the watchful eye of Brown since 2002, the same year he joined Leeds Beckett University.

Malcolm’s coaching prowess has been the foundation of the Brownlee’s success, including Olympic Gold Medals, World Championships amongst other individual honours.

The UK Coaching Awards also recognised the hard-work and dedication of Leeds Beckett Senior Sport Coaching Lecturer Bob Muir, who was a finalist for the Coach Developer of the Year Award.

Congratulations to Malcolm and Bob on their awards and nominations in this year's UK Coaching Awards.

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