David Broome brings Personality to British Showjumping Presidency…

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The legendary David Broome will now act as the new President for British Show jumping. Taking over the role from Liz Astall, Broome will bring his knowledge and experience to the position with a very strong admiration felt for the Olympic bronze medalist through out the sport.

In 1960, having secured an Individual Bronze medal at the Rome Olympic Games, such was David’s popularity that he was both nominated and subsequently awarded the title of BBC Sports Personality of the Year. David was further acknowledged by the BBC as a member of the team that secured the ‘BBC Sports Personality Team of thoe Year’ award in 1978 when Great Britain won Team Gold at the World Championships in Aachen.Throughout David’s career he has devoted time to assisting the sport and those that compete within it and has served for an uninterrupted period of 45 years on the Executive Board.

David has a passion for nurturing talent whether it be at grassroots or international podium level. Appointed as an International Ambassador for the sport in 2010, David has worked closely with the international performance team and took immense pleasure in seeing his hopes for Great Britain come to fruition when Team GB secured a Team Gold at the London Olympics.

Iain Graham, Chief Executive for British Showjumping commented “I am really looking forward to working alongside David in his new role, and would also like to extend him congratulations on behalf of myself and the entire team at Stoneleigh on his appointment”

Source: British Showjumping



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