Cardiff Metropolitan University is celebrating the success of yet another former student, as Chris Type starts his new role as Performance Director for Welsh Boxing.
Chris has joined Welsh Boxing to lead the performance team through to the next Commonwealth Games in Australia in 2018.
Working within an Olympic sport and working closely with talented athletes is something that Chris is used to, having joined Welsh Boxing from The British Bobsleigh and Skeleton Association. In this role, Chris was heavily involved in delivering high level performance programmes and developing the technical sliding performance of athletes in the World Class Programme.
Originally from Merthyr Tydfil, Chris spent three years studying Sport and Leisure Management at Cardiff Met, where he left in 2003.
David Francis, Chair of Welsh Boxing said “Chris was the stand out candidate and comes to us with glowing references, we are all looking forward to him putting both our short term and long term performance plans in place.”
Chris said: “The Sport of Amateur Boxing in Wales has vast potential for growth. Wales has a very rich history of boxing champions and I’m excited to lead the performance programme through this dynamic period of change.
“I thoroughly enjoyed my time at Cardiff Met, and I’m proud to be standing against some other successful alumni to help promote Welsh sport on a worldwide scale.”
Previous Cardiff Met alumni include: rugby, judo, weightlifting and wrestling star Non Evans, long jump champion Lynn ‘the leap’ Davies, and world-famous Welsh rugby player Gareth Edwards.