Team Scotland’s preparations for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games continue with the appointment of Doug MacDonald as Beach Volleyball Team Manager.
Doug is currently Coach and Pathway Developer at the Scottish Canoe Association, leading the development of Pathway & Performance Coaches in the Olympic disciplines of Canoeing.
A former international age-group triathlete, his passion for sport has also seen him work with a wide range of different sports across the Scottish and UK Sporting System, which will stand him in good stead for the multi-sport environment.
Doug said: “I am thrilled to take up this role for the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, working collaboratively with Team Scotland and Scottish Volleyball.
“There is a fantastic team at both Scottish Volleyball and Team Scotland, and I look forward to working together in order to create the best possible environment for our Beach Volleyball athletes to thrive at the Commonwealth Games next year.”
Margaret Ann Fleming MBE, CEO of Scottish Volleyball, said: “In partnership with Commonwealth Games Scotland, we are absolutely delighted to welcome Doug into our team at Scottish Volleyball.
“Doug comes to us with a wealth experience, ability and knowledge in multi-disciplinary sport and shall be a key driver and motivator for our athletes and coaches working towards the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.”
Elinor Middlemiss, Team Scotland Chef de Mission for Birmingham 2022 said: “I’m delighted to welcome Doug to Team Scotland and I look forward to working with him as we progress towards the Birmingham Games.
“He joins a high-calibre cohort of sport team managers who will play a vital role in bringing the sports together as one Team Scotland and creating the best possible environment for athletes and staff to excel at the Games.”