George McCartney appointed new Competition & Events Director

We are delighted to announce the appointment of George McCartney onto the Bowls Scotland Board as our new Competition & Events Director.

He has been involved in bowls for over 35 years after being introduced to our sport by his mother and father. George joined his local club Yoker BC, aged 16, where he spent over 30 years as a member before joining Kelvindale BC in 2015.

George is well-respected within the Scottish bowling community and has amassed a total of over 200 Andrew Hamilton Trophy appearances for Dumbarton and Glasgow Bowling Association’s. He has won over 10 county championship titles to date and has also qualified for the National Championship finals at Northfield on five separate occasions. His younger brother, Thomas, is also a gifted player and won the Scottish Triples in 2007.

All of this experience will be invaluable in George’s new role as Competition & Events Director as Bowls Scotland begin to plan the calendar of events for 2021 and beyond. He will be responsible for the strategic planning of future competitions and bring innovative ideas to the table whilst working alongside Bowls Scotland’s Competition & Events Manager, Claire Johnston.

Looking forward to starting his new role, George said: “I am delighted to be joining the Bowls Scotland Board of Directors and hopefully I can provide and share some fresh ideas for our sport.

“I would like to thank the CEO and fellow Directors for this opportunity which enables me to give something back to the sport I love. I promise to give 100% commitment and look forward to tackling some of the challenges our great game faces.”

Bowls Scotland Chair, Sue Beatt, added: “I am excited that George is joining the Board as the new Competition & Events Director.

“He brings a wealth of experience and bowling knowledge to the table and I’m sure this will allow us to further enhance our calendar of events in the coming years. George’s passion and enthusiasm for our sport will make him a welcome addition to the Board.”

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