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Portsmouth engineer joins British skeleton team 

Dave Moy and UK Sport
A Maritime Services Engineer from Portsmouth has joined Great Britain's Bob Skeleton Team as Team Manager at this year's winter Olympics in Sochi.

Dave Moy from Portmouth has been seconded as part of an £800k agreement between BAE Systems and UK Sport where both summer and winter sports and athletes will have access to engineering expertise and cutting-edge technology throughout the build-up to Sochi 2014 and Rio 2016 as they seek to apply scientific innovation to their training, recovery, injury prevention and, in competition. 

Dave said: "It is a fantastic opportunity to be able to work with the GB Skeleton team, combining my engineering and project management experience with my passion for sport."

BAE Systems engineers will continue to work with UK Sport to support British sports and athletes ahead of major competitions. Since 2008 the partnership has benefitted more than 30 different sports and 250 Olymipc and Paralympic athletes.

Minister for Sport Hugh Robertson said: “The difference between success and failure in sport can often come down to the smallest of margins. The cutting edge technology from BAE Systems contributed to British athletes’ incredible success in the run-up to and during the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. I am pleased that BAE Systems’ partnership with UK Sport will continue to support our best athletes, with Rio on the horizon.”

Simon Howison, Former Engineering Projects Director at BAE Systems, said: “This partnership will continue to help us demonstrate how engineering can be applied in many different areas and encourage more young people to consider a career in science, technology, engineering and maths. We’re hugely proud to work with British athletes and help support incremental gains in performance that might make a real difference to the nation’s sporting success.”