Athlete Advisory Panel

March 28, 2024

Eight current and former Team Scotland athletes have been appointed to the Commonwealth Games Scotland (CGS) Athlete Advisory Panel, following the announcement of Jodey Hughes as Athlete Director in November last year.

Our Athlete Advisory Panel is key to ensuring CGS remains an athlete-centred organisation by representing athlete interests and providing advice on CGS policies and programmes, and the Team Scotland experience for athletes at the Commonwealth Games.

The Panel consists of a small group of current and former Team Scotland athletes, representing the interests and voice of their fellow athletes, serving as a platform for athletes to provide feedback, make suggestions and advocate for improvements on decisions and policies that will affect them.

The Panel is led by our Athlete Director, Jodey Hughes, who also sits on the CGS Board feeding in work done by the Panel, as well as the wider athlete viewpoint, to provide advice on policies, programmes and issues benefitting and impacting on athletes.

Kevin Moran will act as Vice Chair, bringing his experience from two Commonwealth Games in squash and as Director of Team Scotland’s Achieve Programme for young athletes and coaches at Birmingham 2022.

They are joined by Birmingham 2022 medallists Sarah Adlington and Shannon Archer, three times Commonwealth Games high jumper David Smith, badminton player Adam Hall and hockey’s Tommy Alexander with two Games appearances apiece and para-swimmer Ollie Carter and rugby player Shona Campbell who made their debuts at Birmingham 2022.

“I’m really excited and proud to announce the new athlete panel which includes my Vice Chair, Kevin Moran,” said Jodey.

“Thank you to all of our Scottish athletes that expressed an interest in being on the panel. We had so many talented athletes and former athletes who applied, which made the decision making extremely tough.

“My aim was to create a diverse panel, representing a range of sports, locations and backgrounds, to ensure we have the greatest representation of athletes that represent a modern Scotland.

“I will continue to build on the great work from Colin Gregor and the previous panel to ensure that our athletes’ opinion and voice is used as a pillar in Team’s Scotland’s decision making at Board level.”

Athlete Advisory Panelread full profiles here

Jodey Hughes, Weightlifting – Chair

Kevin Moran, Squash – Vice Chair

Sarah Adlington, Judo

Tommy Alexander, Hockey

Shannon Archer, Gymnastics

Shona Campbell, Rugby

Ollie Carter, Swimming

Adam Hall, Badminton

David Smith, Athletics

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