"Vicki’s front line experience as an elite athlete at many major championships and as a Paralympian makes her the ideal candidate for this role."
The British Paralympic Association (BPA) is to appoint former world champion Paralympic rower Vicki Hansford as Athlete Services Manager in the run up to the London 2012 Paralympic Games.
Announcing the first addition to his team, newly appointed Chief Executive Tim Hollingsworth said Hansford’s passion and experience would be a huge asset in the run up to London 2012.
“At the BPA we firmly believe in putting the athlete at the centre of what we do. Vicki’s front line experience as an elite athlete at many major championships and as a Paralympian makes her the ideal candidate for this role,” Hollingworth said.
Hansford’s role in Athlete Services will include the technical areas of classification and anti-doping as well as looking at the challenges that a home Games brings for athletes.
The former world champion is excited about the role and about joining an association that she holds in high regard.
“Throughout my career I received such brilliant support to help me achieve all that I did as an athlete,” Hansford said. “I’m so delighted to be able to give something back to Paralympic Sport and am looking forward to using my experience as an elite athlete and the skills I’ve developed in my professional career to support British athletes competing at the most important Games ever for the Paralympic movement in this country.”
Hansford is due to join shortly after the one-year-to-go to the Paralympic Games milestone but will be known as Vicki Aggar following her marriage in September to undefeated world and Paralympic champion rower Tom Aggar.
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