MORSE Brett < Back  
Sport Athletics
CGA Wales   
Gender Men
Born 11 Feb 1989 in Cardiff, WAL
Height1.90 m
Weight 110 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence Penarth, WAL
Higher education Sport Management - University of Wales Institute, Cardiff: Cardiff, WAL
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? He began throwing the discus at school in 2005.
Club / Team Birchfield Harriers : Birmingham, ENG
Name of coach Vesteinn Hafsteinsson
Coach from which country? Iceland
Coach from what year? 2011
Training Regime "Over the summer we don't do so much heavy or intense stuff. But in winter it's all about building strength and explosive power. In my first winter with [Hafsteinsson] we did a three-week block of intense conditioning work, including running and circuits to teach me to be quicker and to get rid of some unwanted body fat."
International Debut
Year 2010
Competing for Wales
Tournament Commonwealth Games
Location Delhi
General Interest
Hobbies Football and rugby. (telegraph.co.uk, 06 Aug 2011)
Most influential person in career His family. (thepowerof10.info, 01 Sep 2010)
Hero / Idol Gerd Kanter, Paul Scholes. (definitive-sports.com, 15 Jan 2012)
Sporting philosophy / motto "Perfect practice makes perfect." (bbc.co.uk, 02 Nov 2008)
Awards and honours He was named the UWIC Male Athlete of the Year and UWIC Sports Personality of the Year in 2010. (penarthtimes.co.uk, 13 May 2010)

He was the first Welsh athlete to win the discus at the UK Championships. (telegraph.co.uk, 06 Aug 2011)
Other sports
Ambitions To make the top five at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. (definitive-sports.com, 15 Jan 2012)
Other information COACHING SWITCH
He received media attention in November 2011 when he changed coaches from Nigel Bevan to Vesteinn Hafsteinsson, who received a two-year ban after testing positive for nandrolone at the 1984 Olympic Games. Bevan claimed UK Athletics encouraged the switch, which does not fit in with their strict policy on doping offenders, although a spokesman for the organisation said it was a personal decision by Morse. (telegraph.co.uk, 06 Dec 2011)