Tom Weir appointed new Competition & Events Co-Ordinator
We are delighted to announce the appointment of Tom Weir as Bowls Scotland’s new Competitions & Events Co-Ordinator.
Tom was appointed in February 2020 on a temporary basis but will now fulfil this role on a permanent contract. He is a well-respected figure within the Scottish bowling community having worked as Bowls Scotland’s District 19 Gents Secretary since 2006 whilst also being a key part of the Competition & Events team and overseeing the running of the National Championships.
He has been involved in bowls for over 40 years between playing, umpiring and officiating. Tom also currently works as the World Bowls Tour Deputy Tournament Director, responsible for overseeing the general organising of the World Indoor Championships and Scottish International Open at Perth’s Dewars Centre. One of Tom’s major highlights within our sport came at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow when he had the honour of being appointed Technical Operations Manager for lawn bowls at Kelvingrove.
As Competitions & Events Co-Ordinator, Tom’s main role will be to provide high quality and efficient administrative and general support services to clubs, volunteers and the Competition & Events team. He will work closely with our Competition & Events Officer, Eve Wallace, and Competition & Events Manager, Claire Johnston.
Tom, said: “I am excited to be joining the Competition & Events Team on a permanent contract, I’ve thoroughly enjoyed working with some fantastic people during my time as District Secretary. This is a great opportunity to use my skills and experience to work with the superb Events Team currently in place.”
Bowls Scotland Competition & Events Manager, Claire Johnston, said: “I am delighted that Tom has taken on this role permanently. His knowledge, experience and extensive contribution to our sport will be a great asset to the team. We are already planning ahead for the 2021 season and Tom will provide a key role in supporting the delivery of our various competitions.”