As plans progress for Team Scotland’s participation in the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, Commonwealth Games Scotland (CGS) confirmed that it will be holding a final Preparation Camp in July 2014.
Up to 14 sports have signed up to attend the camp for their final training and preparation in the lead-in to the Games, with all 17 sports expected to attend for kitting out and final briefing sessions 4-6 July.
An experienced project management / operational team have now been appointed and over the next few months they will scope out the sport’s detailed requirements and the Camp venue will be confirmed. The management team includes: Lisa Allan (Glasgow), Andy McSweeney (Edinburgh), Gail Niven (Stirling) and Mark Ritchie (Aberdeen).
Lisa Allan, who has recently returned to Scotland having been the Judo competition manager at London 2012, has worked with Team Scotland before as Judo Team Manager in 2002 and General Team Manager for the Commonwealth Youth Games in Pune, India in 2008.
Gail Niven has also worked with Youth Team Scotland as Deputy General Team Manger for the Isle of Man Games in 2011, and in her full time role works as part of the Sport Development Team at University of Stirling.
Andy and Mark are new to Commonwealth Games, however both of them worked as staff members at the Team GB Preparation Camp in Loughborough last summer, gaining an invaluable insight into the role that the camp plays.
Elinor Middlemiss, Games Team Operations Manager, who has been responsible for driving this area of Team Scotland preparations forward said: “The Preparation Camp is a crucial element in the sports’ final preparation plans and I am delighted that we have got such a committed and experienced team on board to co-ordinate and deliver it.
“With the team now in place we are confident we will be in a position to finalise our plans over the next few months including location.”