Former World Champion sailor, Mark Nicholls, is the Focus 2014
Lead Manager at Sport Wales, part of the management team that
directs funding towards sports and athletes that can deliver medals
In the role since June 2011, Mark comes from a 12 year
background with British Sailing. Not only did he compete himself
but he also worked with GB Sailing on gold medal winning programmes
for the 2004 and 2008 Olympic Games, as a programme coach.
"We focus our support on the sports, athletes and coaches that
have the biggest chance of delivering medals at the Glasgow 2014
Commonwealth Games, and any Welsh athlete and/or coach outside of
the ten sports in the Elite Sport Strategy that are capable of
delivering Olympic medals in the current cycle and need
Mark also jointly manages the Sport Wales Institute staff and
practitioners that deliver elite athletes services such as
physiotherapy, performance nutrition and strength and conditioning
to name a few.