With only 596 days until the start of the next Commonwealth Games in Delhi in October 2010, Commonwealth Games Scotland (CGS) announced today the people appointed to form the General Team Management. This group of key individuals, supported by the CGS Board, will lead the planning and preparation of the team and will be joined by other staff over the next 20 months.
In addition to the extensive preparation programme developed by the CGS, all staff will benefit from the CGS’s latest sponsorship deal with The Leadership Trust. This will provide leadership management training at their centre in Ross-on-Wye.
Announcing the team staff, CGS Chairman Michael Cavanagh said: “I am delighted that we now have our General Team Management in place for Delhi. October 2010 sounds a long way off, but it is essential that the planning starts now. The Games have never been to India and this will present some new challenges for all participating countries. Many Scottish athletes will not have competed in that part of the world before, so it is vital that we continue to plan meticulously for the unique circumstances of every Games.
“I am confident we have selected a team of experienced individuals who will be able to ensure that the best possible preparations for our team are in place. I am also sure that they will benefit enormously from the training that is being provided by The Leadership Trust. I would like to thank The Trust for their support and welcome them on board as one of our team commercial partners.”
Paul Winter, CEO of The Leadership Trust said: “It is a privilege to be involved with CGS; not only in their preparation for success in the Games in Delhi, but also in how they can use that experience to inspire future generations. “
Team appointments are as follows:
Chef De Mission – Jon Doig (Menstrie).
Jon is the CGS Chief Executive and was the General Team Manager for the 2006 Games and a team staff member at both the 2002 and 1998 Games.
General Team Manager – Vicky Strange (Fintry).
Vicky is the former Manager of the Tayside and Fife Area Institute of Sport and was a member of the Scottish Team Holding Camp staff in 2006. She also worked as part of an external review team into Scottish Team operations at the 2002 Manchester Commonwealth Games. As well as General Team Manager for 2010, Vicky has been appointed as the CGS’s first full time Games Team Operations Manager and will take up the post in mid April.
Deputy General Team Manager, Village Operations – Gina Logan (Cupar).
Gina was the Scottish Swimming Team Manager for the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne that saw the swimmers win 12 medals to become Scotland’s most successful ever sport at a single Games.
Deputy General Team Manager, Transport Operations – Leslie Roy (Glasgow).
Leslie was Athletics Team Manager in 2002 and 2006 and Deputy General Team Manager of the Scottish Commonwealth Youth Games Team in both 2004 and 2008.
Head of Medical Services/ Head Doctor – Dr Niall Elliot (Dundee).
Niall is Head of Sports Medicine for the Tayside and Fife Area Institute of Sport and was a member of the Team GB medical team for the 2006 Winter Olympics and 2003 European Youth Olympic Winter Festival.
Deputy Head of Medical Services/ Head Physiotherapist – Lindsay Thomson (East Linton). Lindsay was Team Physiotherapist at the 2002 and 2006 Commonwealth Games and joint Head Physiotherapist for the Commonwealth Youth Games Teams in both Bendigo 2004 and Pune 2008.
Head of Media- Katriona Bush (Glendevon, Nr Dollar)
Katriona was Head of Media for the Scottish Team at both the 2002 and 2006 Commonwealth Games and the 2000 Commonwealth Youth Games in Edinburgh. She was also a member of the Team GB media team for both the 2004 and 2008 Olympic Games running the media operation at the Team GB Holding Camps.
Office Manager – Adrienne Sunderland (Kippen).
Adrienne is the CGS Office Manager and supported the team at the 2006 Games.
An initial site visit to Delhi is planned for the General Team Management in April this year. Further appointments in medical and media support and Sport Team Leaders will follow over the next few months.
Also announced today, Paul Bush, Chef de Mission in 2006 and General Team Manager in 2002 will head up Scotland’s Scottish Centre operation. The centre will play a key role not only as a base for team activities, family, friends and sponsors but also for the promotion of Glasgow 2014 who become the next host city at the close of the Delhi Games.