Commonwealth Games Scotland are delighted to announce the addition of two key staff members for Team Scotland and its support programmes as we build up to the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.
Oli Davies will fulfil the role of Head of Physiotherapy. Currently operating as a multi-sport physiotherapist with the sportscotland Institute of Sport, he will bring experience across several large sporting events including the Commonwealth Games, Commonwealth Youth Games, Olympics and Paralympics.
Oli said: “It is a great honour to be part of Team Scotland. I’ve been involved at both Glasgow 2014 and Gold Coast 2018 and saw first hand the effort that went into supporting our athletes. I’m looking forward to contributing to the team’s success again at Birmingham.”
Achieve 2022, a mentor-led programme designed to inspire and educate young athletes and coaches, will run alongside the Games and will be led by Kevin Moran. Kevin, a former professional squash player who competed at the 2014 and 2018 Commonwealth Games is now the Coaching and Competitions Manager with Scottish Squash. He also sits as a member on Commonwealth Games Scotland’s Athlete Advisory Panel. Achieve 2022 will operate as a partnership between the Team Scotland Youth Trust and Commonwealth Games Scotland.
Kevin took part in the first Achieve programme at the Commonwealth Games in Dehli 2010, where he was mentored by 2022 Chef de Mission Elinor Middlemiss.
Kevin said: “The Achieve Programme has the potential to be a really significant step in the development of some of Scotland’s up and coming athletes and coaches, showing what it takes to be part of Team Scotland, and I am looking forward to using my own experience in the role of Achieve 2022 Director.”
Elinor Middlemiss said: “We are delighted to welcome our latest appointments.
“Both have a fantastic wealth of experience across sport and in multi-games environments, and are very enthusiastic about contributing to the success of Team Scotland at Birmingham 2022 and beyond.”