Here at Elite Performance Partners we do things differently. Our approach is based on our unique insight in to the sport industry which we have built over many years.

This month, that understanding was used as well as developed. Here’s what we got up to in April…

Masterclasses and Leadership Panels

Our Managing Director, David Slemen, has appeared at a number of venues to share his industry insights but this month he met with students in Salford who are studying on the VSI Master’s in Sporting Directorship course. After leading that day’s lecture, David described the student’s passion and enthusiasm as “infectious”, highlighting that hosting the masterclass actually gave him greater understanding of the topics he discussed.

In addition, he was also part of an esteemed panel for a Leaders in Sport virtual roundtable. For this event David shared insights with respected leaders and coaches working for organisations at the top of football, swimming, cricket and rugby.

To keep up to date with David and his activities, connect with him on LinkedIn.

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Senior Rugby Leader Joins Elite Performance Partners

Also this month, we were delighted to announce that Simon Halliday, chairman of European Professional Club Rugby (EPCR) and former international rugby player who won two Grand Slams and was a member of the England squad that reached the World Cup final in 1991 has joined us as our new Non-Executive Director and Rugby Adviser.

Simon says of the new position, “I am proud to be involved with EP Partners, whose approach to recruitment in the sports sector I believe to be unique, and look forward to helping in their long-term success.” Simon joins our deeply knowledgeable board to provide us with further expertise in his field.

Common Challenges for Owners

Our extensive work with senior leaders of sporting organisations worldwide has given us a unique platform from which to observe and understand club operations and individual behaviours and it’s this learning which helps us do our job. Equally however, sharing our insights is important to us too and one thing that we’ve noticed recently is that owners of sports teams face common challenges irrespective of the sport and country in which they’re based.

Using that as inspiration for this month’s discussion, we have written: The Four Challenges Faced by Owners of Sporting Organisations.

Working With Us

Please contact us if you would like more information about Elite Performance Partners and what we do. We look forward to keeping in touch with our growing network.