Something slightly different for this week’s podcast as we hear from Liam Pitchford, Alan Cooke and Gavin Evans, who discuss the developing England Performance Pathway.

The England No 1, Head Coach and England Men’s Captain talk about how the pathway is helping the next generation of young players and how it compares to when they were in the junior ranks.

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This is the fourth in our podcast series – episodes are being released weekly in the run-up to the Tokyo Olympics and discuss how elite athletes are created and prepared so they can deliver their best performances on the international stage.

Previous podcasts

Episode one: England selection 

Episode two: England Skills Awards

Episode three: Progressing through the England pathway