Dan Wagner

  • Operations Coordinator
  • Oct 18, 2019
Full time Multi-Sport

Personal Summary

Key achievements

  • Team Leader for Weightlifting at the 2015 Commonwealth Youth Games in Samoa, securing 3 medals for Team England.
  • Team Leader for Weightlifting at the 2015 Commonwealth Championships in India, securing 4 medals for Team England.
  • Team Leader for Weightlifting at the 2015 European Youths in Sweden, securing 3 medals for Great Britain.
  • Overseeing the development and management of the 2015 BWL Talent Identification programme ‘Golden Chance’ which identified and confirmed 7 new athletes for the BWL World Class and Performance Pathway Programmes.
  • Selected for the 2015 UK Sport/EIS Performance Pathway Programme (P3), an 18 month accelerated development programme for Performance Pathway Managers.
  • Successfully coordinating the submission of the England Talent Pathway element of Sport England Whole Sport plan 2013-17, including writing and presenting the final bid for £150,000 for talent development in Olympic Weightlifting and IPC Powerlifting
  • Assisted the BWL UK Sport Rio 2016 and Tokyo 2020 submission  in a talent development strategy .
  • Assistant coach to a World Junior Gold Medallist at the 2010 World IPC Powerlifting Championships.

Work Experience

Talent Pathway Manager
Apr 2013 - Oct 2019 British Weight Lifting

Manging all aspects of the BWL Talent Pathway, ensuring the effective identification, confirmation and development of athletes who have the potential to medal at an Olympic and Paralympic Games. Core responsibilities include; establishing and implementing robust talent identification and confirmation processes, managing the delivery of a regional and national support structure and programmes, develop and implement nationally, the athlete development curriculum to ensure the sustainable progression of athletes to the World Class Programme and ultimately the Olympic Games.

Operations Coordinator (Rio 2016)
Mar 2016 - Oct 2019 Team GB

To support the effective participation and performance of Team GB at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. 

Competitions Manager (secondment)
Jan 2014 - Jun 2014 British Weight Lifting

To manage and co-ordinate the planning and implementation of British Weight Liftings National Competitions programme in co-operation with all stakeholders. Ensuring the competitions run effectively aligned to the IWF international competition rules and regulations. 

Performance Officer
Sep 2009 - Apr 2013 British Weight Lifting

Core responsibilities include coordinating the operations and administration of the Olympic Weightlifting and IPC Powerlifting performance programme and overseeing the delivery of the training camps and competitions.  Coordinating the development and implementation of the BWL England Talent Pathway leading to the GB Talent Programme ensuring succinct delivery and clarity of the talent-elite pathway. Assisting in the overall direction of the BWL Performance programme.

Games Services Coordinator (London 2012)
Mar 2012 - Sep 2012 Team GB

Assist the Team GB Director of Games Services in all aspects of operational planning and delivery to enable the successful participation of Team GB at the London 2012 Olympic Games

Performance Administrator Internship
Apr 2009 - Sep 2009 British Weight Lifting

Core responsibilities included providing administrative and project support to the BWL Performance Programme. Also camp logistics support for the training and competition programme for  GB Olympic Weightlifting and IPC Powerlifting athletes.


2.1 BSc (hons) Sport and Exercise Science
Leeds Met University
3 A Levels (A-C)
Thurston Community College
2 AS Levels (A-B)
Thurston Community College
13 GCSEs (A*-B)
Thurston Community College