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Sam Hayer - Black Country BeActive Partnership Sports Awards 2012

ENGLAND Talent Manager Sam Hayer has been honoured for his work in promoting weightlifting by the award of the Chair’s Recognition Award at the Black Country BeActive Partnership Sports Awards 2012.

Born and brought up in Smethwick, Hayer received the award for a lifetime of dedication to making the sport accessible and helping people become the best they can be.

Hayer competed for England in two Commonwealth Games before moving into coaching, and was recently appointed England Talent Pathway Manager, a role which will see him play an important part in preparing athletes for the 2014 Commonwealth Games, 2015 Commonwealth Youth Games, and the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

He was also the Field of Play Group Leader at the London 2012 Olympics, but has still found time to work in his home area with schools, colleges and youth clubs as well as developing the gym at Oldbury Academy.