Bill Furniss receives OBE

Posted by Denise Mead on 19 October 2017

British Swimming Head Coach Bill Furniss collected his OBE from the Princess Royal at Buckingham Palace yesterday after being recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.


Bill Furniss OBE

Bill was awarded this after leading athletes and coaching staff to Great Britain’s most successful swimming performance at an Olympics for more than 100 years in Rio last year.

He had been the Head Coach at Nova from 1970 – 2013 and had been a member of the coaching staff on Olympic teams since Atlanta in 1996.



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