EPC announces two new Consultant appointments
February 12, 2018
The Elite Performance Committee (EPC) of Basketball Ireland has today announced two new appointments.
The news was revealed earlier today by Matt Hall, and sees the appointments of Kevin Foley and Peder Madsen as Health and Well-Being Performance Consultants, which will see them undertake the project of implementing strength and conditioning and health and wellbeing programmes for the Irish national teams
Both Kevin and Peder bring a huge amount of experience to this role thanks to their own international basketball experience, and their expertise will be of huge benefit to the Irish national teams as they strive to take their programmes to the next level.
Speaking about the news, Matt Hall stated: “The EPC hopes that all teams will welcome Kevin and Peder’s expertise and work closely with them to help them create a plan that will help our international teams to continue to strive for improvement.”
Peder Madsen is looking forward to working with the teams over the coming months: “I'm really excited to get this opportunity to work with the EPC and all the underage national teams,” he said.
“On a skill level, Irish basketball is right up there with our European counterparts but we need to catch up in how we educate and develop our athletes in terms of strength and conditioning, injury prevention, mental health and nutrition. We are hoping by integrating these, we can help Irish basketball players around the country reach their full potential.”
Kevin Foley agreed, adding: “I’m really looking forward to working closely with the EPC and the national teams. I've worked on two programs over the past couple of years and have seen the work and dedication that has gone in from the players and all the staff involved. We will be looking to help create a physical preparation program for all athletes to help compete with big nations in European basketball. “