Siva has been a part of a coaching team with GB Taekwondo for the past four years and has seen the pathway evolve to produce high quality athletes for UK Sport’s World Class Performance Programme. His major championship success was at the 2013 Cadet European Championships where the team had its largest ever medal haul. Siva is extremely proactive in placing young athletes in a learning environment that enables them to excel. He has gathered a wealth of knowledge through sharing ideas, interacting with Olympic level coaches, undertaking a number of CPD courses and workshops, and more recently the sports coach UK Aspire Programme.
Following a nomination and receiving runner-up at the 2015 UK Coaching Awards in the Tim Lewis Performance Development category, Siva Ramasamy was awarded the Professional Footballers Association (PFA) Coach of the Year Award at the Lycamobile British Ethnic Diversity Sports Awards (BEDSA). The Awards were held at JW Marriott Grosvenor House, Park Lane, London.
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Siva has been coaching since the age of 17 when he began teaching alongside competing at National and International level. He works at Gurumu Taekwando (one of the first clubs in Great Britain to be awarded GB Taekwando’s prestigious ‘Talent Club’ status), and has 189 active members training at the club on a weekly basis. Siva also recieved the honour of being a torch bearer for the Olympic Games in 2012.
Judging for the Performance Development Coach of the Year was very close, with two nominees (Andrew Stewart and Sivakumar Ramasamy) tying on 42 points. Siva was such a close runner-up that the trustees decided to award him an equal cheque, believing that acknowledging Siva’s incredible work would further benefit his sports club and promote the Trust's work further, allowing similar rewards to be granted in the future.