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Jérôme Read: Performance Sport Manager 

Jérôme‌ is MMU Sport’s Performance Sport Manager and our very own Mr Waterpolo. Jérôme was a Commonwealth Games medallist (here in Manchester in 2002), has over 150 international caps and was GB performance coach between 2007 and 2009. He first played water polo at the age of 12 and knows what decisions and sacrifices young people make to excel at sport. After making the GB Junior squads Jérôme was selected for the GB Men’s Senior Team and played in every competition and game for nine years. Success came as a player and coach as he coached both the senior and junior GB teams, bringing every one of his junior teams to finals for seven consecutive years.

Jérôme has experience of coaching men’s, women’s and LGBT teams which has taken him all over the world.

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Callum Jones: Performance Sport Officer and Basketball Coach 

Callum is our Performance Sport Officer and has been a basketball pro for seven years, representing England at every level. Callum grew up honing his skills at the Manchester Magic basketball club where he was named under 16 and under 18 English Player of the Year. He then moved to New York to be a student-athlete, so he knows the full extent of support our scholarship students will be looking for. Callum is an American and British citizen so feels equally at home on both Route 66 and Urmston. When he’s not playing for the Manchester Giants, Callum coaches MMU Sport's men’s basketball 1st team, who will train and play at the new National Performance Centre in Manchester.

Callum has recently completed his level 3 basketball England coaching accreditaiton, as well as his Talented Athlete Lifestyle Support Level 3.  

 

Chloe Wilcox: Performance Sport Assistant and Waterpolo Coach

Chloe is our Performance Sport Assistant and has competed in International water polo for over 10 years, with career highlights including representing Team GB at the London 2012 Olympic Games and England at the 2014 Commonwealth Championships. She has played professionally in both Spain and Australia and has guest coached the Great Britain U20 Women’s Water Polo at the Junior European Championships 2014, the Junior World Championships 2015 and the World University Games 2017. Chloe has experienced first-hand the demands of being a dual-career athlete and student and has recently graduated after successfully combining her studies with water polo and work throughout her athletic career.

 

Chloe now coaches the MMU Sport’s men’s and women’s water polo team.