Elliott Newell confirmed as keynote for England Athletics Jumps and Throws International Conference

We are delighted to announce that leading performance coach and sports psychologist Elliott Newell has joined an impressive line-up of confirmed keynote speakers for our Jumps and Throws International Conference on 25 & 26 March 2023, at Loughborough University.

To secure your place now at the Conference, themed ‘Coaching the Adaptable Athlete’, either as a delegate attending in person or as an online delegate, visit the Jumps and Throws International Conference page – please note places are limited, therefore, we advise those wanting to attend should sign-up early to avoid disappointment.

 Newell now runs his own consultancy called The Thrive Academy having previously worked at UK Sport in the role of Senior Athlete Support Advisor.

Prior to that, he worked in the English Institute of Sport Performance Pathways team where he was responsible for a range of people development activity, including professional development programmes, symposia, and knowledge sharing.

Video: Jumps and Throws keynote speaker – Elliott Newell. Watch on YouTube.

He said:

“I am stoked to share that I am going to be part of the upcoming England Athletics Jumps and Throws International Conference.

“We all know that people aren’t just passive recipients of information. We are not empty vessels waiting to be filled with content. We filter everything that we see and hear. We make sense of information in really individualised ways and those ways are habitual and biased. The ways in which we might connect the information we hear to the problems that we face in our practise is also really individualised as are the solutions that we might propose to solve those problems.

“So, my role in this amazing conference is to make sure that we embrace that challenge and make sure that we learn as effectively as we can from the brilliant content that we’re going to receive.

“I know I am excited. The England Athletics team have done a brilliant job in putting together this event.”

Nick Ridgeon, England Athletics Event Group Lead for Throws, said:

“I’m super excited to have Elliott join the world-class line up of keynote speakers we have at the conference. I think the support he will provide in the build up to the conference via the Whova App, as well as the weekend itself, will ensure delegates are maximising the outstanding learning opportunity and really driving the evolution of their own coaching practice.”

The England Athletics Jumps and Throws Conference on 25 and 26 March 2023 will take place at Loughborough University and the Burleigh Court Hotel. The theme of the conference is titled, ‘Coaching the Adaptable Athlete’. As well as featuring leading practitioners as keynote speakers, the conference will include practical sessions from those in their field of expertise, looking at the development of the athlete.

We will be confirming more keynote speakers and guest experts attending the conference in due course.