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New head coach announced for Plymouth diving

Alexandre Rochas is due to take up his position in November. Photo: Plymouth Diving

A new Head Coach has been appointed for Plymouth Diving.

Alexandre Rochas will be taking up the role following the departure of Andy Banks earlier this year.

He is due to take up his position with Everyone Active at the Plymouth Life Centre in November.

Rochas was previously the Head Coach at the National Elite Training Centre in Paris for the past five years. During that time he led France to fourth place in the Men’s 10m Platform at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

Andy Banks had been the Head Coach of Plymouth Diving for 20 years, part of Team GB and coached in the past three Olympic Games, working with the likes of Tom Daley, Dan Goodfellow and Tonia Couch.

In May, Banks announced that he would be joining Diving Australia in Melbourne as their National Coach.

The Plymouth Life Centre is run by Everyone Active and Plymouth City Council. It is also an official talent development centre for Great Britain’s diving team.