FC Barcelona youth coach XAVI BRAVO has decided to "leave Spain, and starting Nov. 25," Bravo will take over Hong Kong's youth teams. He will be responsible for "all the Hong Kong junior teams, from the U12s through the U19s." Bravo becomes the second former Barcelona coach this year to leave the club for Hong Kong after ALEX GÓMEZ COMES took over as coach of Hong Kong First Division side Kitchee in May (SPORT, 11/5). ... Former British Triathlon President and Chair SARAH SPRINGMAN CBE "has been confirmed" as one of two new members appointed to the Board of UK Sport. Springman, who is the current first VP of the Int'l Triathlon Union, "has served in a number of key positions in British sport over the last fifteen years" (BRITISH TRIATHLON, 11/6). ... Australian Football League GM TOM HARLEY announced that he will step down. Harley said he will focus on his family and Channel 7 commentary commitments. Harley has been responsible for all game development activities since '11 (AFL).
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