Martin Gough |

‘I don’t expect to keep my job if I don’t win medals’

Back in February, Andrew Randell was appointed GBRT Women’s Olympic Head Coach. Martin Gough caught up with him as the women’s squad prepared for World Cup 1 from 27-29 May

Great Britain’s women go into the opening World Cup regatta of the season with a new Olympic Head Coach at the helm. This weekend will be a first chance to find out whether Australian Andrew Randell is on the right track to achieving his goal of a world championship medal at the end of the season.

Randell moved to the UK at the beginning of February to take on the role of women’s Olympic head coach after a worldwide search was launched.

“I don’t expect to keep my job if I don’t win medals,” he says frankly.

“If we can win a medal somewhere this year, from the lightweight women or sweepers or scullers then that would be great.

ANDREW PICTURED WITH THE GB WOMEN’S SQUAD AT THEIR TRAINING CENTRE IN CAVERSHAM

“We’ve set our Paris [2024 Olympic] medal targets but there are other targets too – the non-tangibles; the culture, the feel, the longevity of the programme and whether we can keep athletes for three or four cycles. They’re all important measures as well.” 

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