British SJ manager departs

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British SJ manager departs
British SJ manager departs
Britain’s show jumping Performance Manager Derek Ricketts has lost his job following "disappointing" results in 2009.

Derek, who took the post in 2002, was under threat following Team GB’s possible relegation from the Nations Cup Super league and sixth place at the European Championships in Windsor.

The BEF and British Showjumping may now split the role from that of team coach.

Will Connell, BEF World Class performance manager, said: "We looked at the Olympic disciplines and show jumping had room for improvement. We need someone to lead it forward to 2012."