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Peter Stanley appointed head of field and combined events

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British Athletics' head of Coaching and Development, Peter Stanley, has been appointed head of field and combined events.

Stanley will work under performance director Neil Black in the new system, designed to replace the head coach of the Olympics, reports EuroSport.com.

He will be one of three heads in new roles in the system, the others of which are Barry Fudge - head of endurance, and Stephen Maguire - head of power for sprints and sprint hurdles.

Stanley, who is also the Commonwealth Games team leader for England Athletics, expressed his joy at being offered the role.

"I am thrilled to be given the position of head of field and combined events," he said. "It's an exciting opportunity to work with elite British athletes and coaches as well as helping clubs and coaches develop the next generation.

"There is an abundance of British talent in each area of jumps, throws and combined events, and I'm looking forward to working alongside the athletes and their coaches as we head towards Rio 2016 and London 2017."

In the past, Stanley has coached some top field athletes including world record-holder and former Olympic champion Jonathan Edwards, as well as former UK record-holder for the long jump, Chris Tomlinson.

Black will be hoping he can have similar success with the current, and future, crop of British field and combined eventers, including the likes of Greg Rutherford, Jessica Ennis-Hill and Shara Proctor.

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