​British Handball appoints new Independent Board Director

Post published May 4, 2022

The British Handball Association (BHA) has appointed Conor Marlin as Independent Non-Executive Director (Performance) to its Board.

Conor, who takes up his position with immediate effect, comes from a professional football background. He is currently Head of the Academy at Oldham Athletic FC and Talent Development Expert (Consultant) for DoublePass, most recently working for FIFA, the Premier League and US Soccer. He is a former Elite Performance Coordinator for the Irish FA and youth International Coach with Northern Ireland, as well as mentor for the FA.

He replaces Anna Garside who stepped down recently British Handball seeking new board member for performance as Garside moves on

Commenting on his appointment, new BHA Director (Performance) Conor Marlin said:

“I am thrilled and honoured to be appointed the new Non-executive Director (Performance) for British Handball. I hope as we come out of COVID we continue to drive forward to achieve great results through the guidance of our well-established board. As I have over 15 years’ experience in elite sports I look forward to using this knowledge and expertise to play a part in future success of the BHA.”

Commenting on the appointment of Connor Marlin, BHA Chair Paul Bray said:

“We are really pleased to welcome Conor Marlin onto our Board. He brings a wealth of elite performance experience from his professional football background. He has previously been involved in funding bids when working in Northern Ireland and this will be key as we prepare to embark on our next round of UK Sport funding bid for the 2024-28 Olympic cycle.”