Mike Evans joins Pentathlon GB team
We are delighted to welcome Mike Evans to the Pentathlon GB team as our new National Competitions and Events Manager following an in-depth recruitment process. Mike will be taking over the role from Sue Hyde who is taking early retirement after 15 years with the organisation.
Mike’s first experience of modern pentathlon came at the 2008 World Cup held at Millfield School. He then volunteered at the 2009 World Championships, before being part of the local organising committee for the 2010 World Cup and 2011 European Championships which were both hosted at Medway Park.
Since then, Mike has remained involved with the spos local biathlons and was part of the modern pentathlon Athlete Services Team at London 2012.
In his previous role with Medway Sport, Mike has managed events and competitions from grassroots to international level in a range of sports, managing a portfolio of programmes and events that increase sporting participation across the community. This has included devising the concept of Meangate, an 8km extreme obstacle course through the woodland of a council-run golf course which now sees 600 runners taking part.
Mike was also the host venue liaison for the 2016 European Veterans Fencing Championships, 2013 Wheelchair Rugby League World Cup and 2015 Under 21 European Handball Qualifiers meaning he is familiar with a NGBs requirements when staging an event.
Mike graduated with a BA (Hons) in Sports Management and has also worked with UK Anti-Doping as a National Trainer and Doping Control Officer for the past 5 years.
With all of the events he manages, Mike is passionate about making the whole event experience feel special for everyone, regardless of their ultimate performance on the day. He also recognises the huge importance and contribution of volunteers and officials and will be keen to collaborate with our experienced team to get their input on events going forward.
Mike is a keen golfer and in his spare time can be found on the fairways, or occasionally in the rough, of his local course. He can’t wait to get started and looks forward to meeting members and competitors at competitions up and down the country.
Mike will start his role with the organisation on August 21st 2017.
Pentathlon GB CEO Danielle Every commented “We are thrilled to welcome Mike to our busy team. Mike joins with a wealth of events experience, a positive attitude and a sound knowledge of our sport having volunteered regularly over the last 8 years at Pentathlon GB events. He will need support of course first however I am sure that, working together with volunteers, officials and staff he will be fully operational quickly. I am sure the Pentathlon family will join me in wishing Mike every success in his exciting new role.’
Danielle added “On behalf of the Board, the staff, athletes, coaches and parents, I would like to thank Sue for her significant contribution to the sport of Modern Pentathlon, her work ethic and for the huge number of National and International Competitions that she has successfully organised and delivered. Known to the whole pentathlon family, Sue will be greatly missed all and will leave with our sincere thanks and very best wishes for the future.”