Adam Martin appointed new Coach and Volunteer Manager
We are delighted to announce the appointment of Adam Martin as Bowls Scotland’s new Coach and Volunteer Manager.
Adam began bowling at the age of 9 at his local club, Tranent BC, after being inspired by John McCrorie’s Scottish singles triumph in 2000. He has a great passion for sport and enjoys both the social and competitive aspects that bowling has to offer. Adam’s greatest achievements to date have been winning the Hamilton Trophy in 2016 with East Lothian and winning back-to-back Scottish Top 5 Singles titles in 2017 and 2018 for Tranent.
Since graduating from University, Adam has worked as an Active Schools Co-Ordinator with East Lothian Council for 8 years, responsible for training coaches & volunteers and developing a high-quality sports programme for schools throughout the area. He has also volunteered at various sporting events including being a Team Leader at Kelvingrove during Scotland’s successful 2014 Commonwealth Games.
Adam already has experience of working within Bowls Scotland’s coaching structure as he assisted with the creation of the current Introduction to Bowls, Level 1 and Level 2 coaching qualifications. He has been a Bowls Scotland tutor since 2015, delivering several courses across the country and was part of the team that travelled to Guernsey prior to the 2019 European Championships to provide our coaching qualifications to the attending nations.
Looking forward to starting his new role, Adam said: “I have been involved in coaching sport and playing bowls most of my adult life, so getting the chance to be Bowls Scotland’s Coach and Volunteer Manager is such an exciting opportunity.
“Coaching and volunteering are the parts of sport that can positively impact every single area of the game when it is done well.
“I can’t wait to get to work within our huge network of coaches and volunteers and continue to develop and progress the game at all levels.”
Bowls Scotland’s National Development Manager, Sarah Pryde-Smith, added: “I am delighted to welcome Adam to our team. Adam comes to Bowls Scotland with a great balance of bowling knowledge as well as wider sports development experience and connections.
“Adam will lead on all aspects of our coach and volunteer programme, which aims to increase the quantity, quality and diversity of coaches and volunteers working in bowls across Scotland.
“I am sure Adam will hit the ground running and quickly become a valuable member of our team.”
Adam will begin his post with Bowls Scotland on Monday 2nd November 2020.