About British Wrestling
Malcolm Morley

Malcolm Morley

  • Position: acting-Performance Director

About Malcolm

Malcolm has been a member of the British Wrestling Association (BWA) for over 46 years.

Malcolm's early years in wrestling were spent as Assistant Coach at Middleton & Wirksworth Wrestling Club where he later aspired to be Head Coach. He found coaching young people both challenging and very rewarding. Malcolm has always been of the view that coaches should know the Rules of Wrestling and soon became involved in officiating at competitions in the capacity of Referee/Judge and Pairing Master. He went on to represent Great Britain internationally in both those roles over a number of years.

Malcolm was then approached to take on the role of GB Team Manager and subsequently Team Manager (England). He served in that capacity for a number of years, getting much enjoyment from watching world class wrestling and analysing the performance of our wrestlers and their competitors.

In 1988, Malcolm was awarded the BEM for his services to Wrestling.

Later, Malcolm became involved in the administration of wrestling, serving as Midlands representative on the BWA Council, Chair of the English Wrestling Association and, latterly, as Chair of the BWA. Malcolm's vision for the BWA is that it should give all young athletes and volunteers the opportunity to reach their full potential, both domestically and internationally. Modernisation and good governance are also part of his agenda.

In 2013, Malcolm stepped down as Chair of the BWA after overseeing the development of a UK Coaching Certificate certified Coaching Programme and a new Talent Pathway, the twin foundations for future wrestling growth under new leadership.

In 2014, Malcolm was further awarded the OBE for services to Wrestling in relation to his work as Chair.

Malcolm continues to serve as acting-Performance Director to oversee implementation of the Talent Pathway.

However, following implementation and as soon as a suitable candidate presents him or herself to continue the work of the Performance Director of the BWA, Malcolm intends to retire and enjoy his time watching and analysing more wrestling and playing much more golf.