Wayne Goldsmith
Keynote Address 1
Wayne Goldsmith
Managing Director

Synopsis

PLAYING WITH THE COACHING PLAYBOOK - RECONSIDERING THE EXPERIENCE OF SPORT

Sport around the globe is facing an unprecedented period of challenge and change.

As a consequence, some of the "pillars" of the global sports industry are in need of reconsideration and review as sports participants the world over seek new and more engaging relationships with the experience of sport.

The primary deliverers of the experience of sport - coaches, officials, sports administrators and parents - have to a large degree provided sport based on a universally accepted playbook - that is - the way sport is delivered around the world is remarkably consistent - and it's not working - we need to "play" with the Playbook!

This presentation will look at the role of coaches and coaching in delivering the experience of sport.

It will challenge the traditional models of training, educating and developing coaches and recommend participant focused coaching philosophies and practices which will impact positively on sports participants of all ages and at all stages of development.

Bio

Wayne Goldsmith has been one of the leading creative minds in sport for the past 30 years. A mentor, educator, coach, writer, speaker and innovator, Wayne has been at the forefront of leading new directions in coach education and development across the globe for more than a quarter of a century. Wayne lives on the Gold Coast, Australia.

Yuko Fujii
Keynote Address 2
Yuko Fujii

Synopsis

COACHING LESSONS FROM THE LENS OF A SENSEI

In this keynote session, Yuko will share about her coaching experiences and perspectives on the following:

  • Journey from Judoka to Coach
  • Leadership Role that Coaches Play
  • Challenges faced and lessons learnt at the different stages of coaching career in Britain and Brazil, from developmental to high performance level
  • Embracing Diversity, gaining Trust and Respect & Building Team Culture in a foreign environment
  • Balancing one's Responsibilities and Well-being: Family/Motherhood, Coaching, Mental /Physical Health
  • What coaches need to do to professionalise themselves to adapt and thrive in this changing times

Bio

Yuko Fujii is currently the Head Coach of the Brazilian Men's Judo Team, making history as the first female head coach of Brazilian men's judo. Yuko was born in Japan and started learning Judo at a local club when she was five years old in 1987. After graduating from Hiroshima University, she moved to Great Britain in 2007 where she got involved in coaching judo as an Assistant-Coach at the University of Bath. At the end of 2009, she was asked to help coach TeamGB to prepare for the 2012 London Olympic Games. In 2013, she was asked to work for the Brazilian Judo Federation as an assistant technical coach for both the men and women in preparation for the Rio Olympics in 2016 before being appointed as the Head Coach in 2018.

Mark Chay
Keynote Address 3
Mark Chay
Director of Administration I Singapore Paralympic Swimming Coach I Nominated Member of Parliament

Synopsis

RETHINK: LESSONS IN SPORT

Our final keynote speaker is Mark Chay who will share his unique experience of preparing a bemedaled Paralympian during a global pandemic for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics; the expectations; how he dealt with the pressure and the circumstances surrounding the build-up. Mark will also speak on his athlete journey which has shaped his coaching philosophy and reveal some insights on the lessons that Esport can bring to the sporting fraternity.

Bio

Mark Chay is a two-time Olympian who is also the coach of Singapore's five-time gold medallist, Paralympian, Yip Pin Xiu. Outside the pool, he serves the sporting community in a myriad of roles on various committees at the Singapore National Olympic Council, Athletes' Committee, Olympic Council of Asia, Olympians Singapore, Sport Singapore, National Youth Council and the Singapore Sport School. Mark is currently the Director of Secretariat for the Global Esports Federation. In January 2021, he was appointed a Nominated Member of Parliament for the 14 Parliament of Singapore.