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scottishathletics has this week welcomed a new face to our staff team – as David Fallon starts as our new Head of Development.
David arrives with us from a similar role at Scottish Squash and we know he’s itching to start work and get out and meet folk at our clubs.
Clubs and volunteers are always at the core of what we do and that remains very much the focus as sport emerges from Covid-19 restrictions.
David has kindly written a few words about joining as Head of Development and to give us some of his personal background.
‘I’m absolutely delighted to be joining such a great organisation and team at scottishathletics,’ said David.
‘I’ve always been aware of the great work the organisation has been doing through the wider sporting network.
‘I’m really looking forward to meeting the rest of the staff team, and all the great clubs, coaches and volunteers out there who are all part of the constant success and growth of athletics in Scotland.
‘It is clear that the organisation has some strong and admirable values at its core, and that really resonates with me.
David Fallon . . . joining us from Scottish Squash
‘The majority of time I’ve crossed paths with scottishathletics staff has been at events and meetings that have a focus on equality, diversity and inclusion.
‘Athletics is such a broad and accessible sport and the organisation has demonstrated tremendous and consistent growth, but also equal growth. It really is amazing to see the gender balance and equality in the scottishathletics membership.
‘I’m excited to become part of that and lead the development team for scottishathletics and jogscotland.
‘I’m leaving behind a great team at Scottish Squash who have worked tirelessly to grow and diversify squash in Scotland, and have had significant impact specifically on creating more opportunities for women and young people.
‘I’ve helped to shape a vision for the sport and led on some very inspiring programmes and initiatives that I’m absolutely confident the team will continue to develop and deliver, ultimately continuing to grow athletics in Scotland.
‘I’m also bringing experience and knowledge in the delivery of world-class sporting events, having been part of the team that planned and delivered the Judo and Wrestling competitions at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, and the Ashgabat 2017 Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games, respectively.
‘I’m a veteran American Football player, having played for 18 years and entering my ninth season with East Kilbride Pirates American Football Team.
‘I have a passion for developing sport and hold voluntary positions on the boards of Scotland Rugby League and Scottish Women in Sport.’
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