Monday, September 16th - Canadian Dale Henwood elected as President of the Association of Sport Performance Centres (ASPC) at its recent General Assembly that took place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on August 31st, 2013.
Dale has served as the President and CEO of the Canadian Sport Institute Calgary for the past 19 years. Since joining CSI Calgary, Dale has played a key role in creating an elite team of experts (coaches, athletes, sport scientists, medical and administrative support) who have ushered in a new wave of Canadian talent and put them in position to reach the podium at the international level on a repeated basis. On top of his contributions to the province of Alberta, Dale has also played a vital role in developing the network of the Canadian Sport Institutes.
“The ASPC is increasing global momentum in the development and advancement of performance sport along with the values and benefits of sport. We are devoted to world class and committed to making athletes better performers and better people. I am honored to be involved with a talented team of ASPC leaders from across the globe” stated Henwood.
Also elected to the ASPC Board of Directors as Vice Presidents:
Americas - Debbie Low, CEO, Canadian Sport Institute Ontario - Debbie has served in the role of CEO since 2005. As CEO, she is responsible for the daily operation of the organization and for leading the transition to Ontario’s first facility-based world class Sport Institute. Debbie has spent the majority of her time over the past number of years re-establishing Ontario as leader in high performance sport. As a volunteer, Debbie also serves as the Vice President of the Canadian Paralympic Committee.
Oceania - Alex Baumann, CEO, High Performance New Zealand - former CEO of Own the Podium, Canadian Olympian and member of the Canadian Sports and Canadian Amateur Sports Hall of Fame, Baumann became a national icon after winning two gold medals (400M & 200M IM) and setting two world records at the 1984 Olympic in Los Angeles.
Europe - Taipo Korjus, Director of Training Centre, Kuortane Sports Institute - former javelin thrower for Finland during the 1980s where he gained international success after taking home the gold medal at the Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea. After his athletic career concluded, Taipo went on to coach other javelin throwers including Mikaela Ingberg, former World Cup bronze medalist before landing in the administrative side of sport.
Africa - Toby Sutcliffe, CEO, High Performance Sport Training Centre University of Pretoria. Since 2002 Toby has provided outstanding leadership to Training Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa
Asia - Dr. Takahashi Kawahra, a cardiologist, is the General Director of Research Departments at the Japan Institute of Sports Science in Tokyo, Japan.
Also on the Board of Directors serving as Treasurer, Tracy Lamb, USA; Secretary General, Josep Escoda, Spain; Past President, Mike English (USA); Past Forum host, Jorge Bichara, Brasil; and next Forum host, Jamie Lamboy, Puerto Rico.
The next ASPC Forum will be held in Puerto Rico in 2015.
About the ASPC
The ASPC is committed to enhancing the overall growth/performance of its network’s international high performance training centres through knowledge/best practices sharing, exchange opportunities and the training and development of its staff. ASPC believes in the fair play philosophy and sets its goals to provide the technical and scientific support services needed to effectively train high performance athletes and coaches.
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