Craig Bolan appointed new Performance Operations Manager

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Craig Bolan as Bowls Scotland’s new Performance Operations Manager.

Craig has been working as Bowls Scotland’s Head of Coach and Volunteer Development for the last 18 months. His new role will see him work closely with High Performance Coach, David Gourlay MBE, and Para Bowls Co-Ordinator, Bob Christie, to further enhance the High Performance Programme.

He has twelve years’ experience in working with clubs, governing bodies and within education and performance programmes.  Craig has previously worked at Scottish Rugby as a Development Officer and as a Director of Rugby. He also completed a Master of Science degree in Performance Coaching at Stirling University.

As Performance Operations Manager, Craig will ensure the implementation and development of all operations and management systems that support the delivery of Bowls Scotland’s teams. The main aims will be delivering success at European Championships, Atlantic Championships, World Championships and the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.

Craig, said: “I’m incredibly excited to start working as the Performance Operations Manager for Bowls Scotland. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed working with some fantastic people in coaching and volunteering during the last 18 months. I’ve gained a great insight into the work undertaken by our clubs and associations providing opportunities for bowlers to become future High-Performance players. This is a great opportunity for me to use my skills and experience to work with some outstanding coaches and players to further enhance what is already a highly successful High Performance Programme”

Bowls Scotland CEO, Alan McMillan, said: “The High Performance Review in 2019 highlighted the need to put in place a Performance Operations Manager. This role is different from the previous High Performance Manager role and will look at supporting those that are the experts in bowls. With Craig’s understanding and background in performance sport he will be a great asset to building towards winning medals at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.”

Craig will begin his new post with Bowls Scotland on Monday 16th March 2020.

 

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