It is Day 1 at the ECB’s Leading to Performance Conference at St George’s Park.
Today’s program has three keynote presentations.
- A welcome from Peter Downton.
- Andy Flower discussing Leading and Learning.
- Simon Weston sharing his story.
There are six workshops too:
- Leadership with Integrity (Harry Bartlett)
- The Silent Killers of Coaching Careers (John Neal)
- In Transition (me)
- Perception and Change (Keir Worth)
- Leading the Lions (Mark Robinson)
- Action Types Applied (Gordon Lord and Mark Garaway)
I arrived at the Park last night and was delighted to discover that Billy Wright would be watching over me.
He was the first player I saw in my first copies of Football Monthly.
This is an earlier picture (not in my room at the hotel) of an epic game in football history, England v Hungary at Wembley in 1953. It was the first game England lost at home.
Billy Wright was part of all the informal games of football I played in the late 1950s. Everyone wanted to be him so it was competitive even to get to be him and then to play with composure.
Billy Wright (Daily Telegraph)