Performance Pathway & Talent Manager

Neil McCarthy joined British Skeleton in the summer of 2017 as Performance Pathway and Talent Manager. He is responsible for talent and athlete development throughout the programme.

A former professional rugby union player, Neil won three caps for England between 1999 and 2000, representing the country at the 1999 World Cup. Over a 12-year period, he played hooker and prop for Bath, Gloucester and Bristol, before his career was ended by a serious knee injury.

He moved into coaching post playing and was Leicester Tigers Academy Director from 2007-2015, producing British & Irish Lions players Manu Tuilagi, Dan Cole, Tom Croft, Billy Twelvetrees and the Youngs brothers, Ben and Tom, as well as England fly-half George Ford.

Neil returned to Gloucester Rugby as Head of Academy in 2015, managing a significant restructure and establishing them as a leading programme within the British game.

He hopes to complete his doctoral research and study into talent development this year.