Games on for Borders Sport & Leisure Staff
Paul Scott, Borders Sport and Leisure Active Schools Co-ordinator for Hawick will take on the job of team liaison Assistant to the New Zealand Rugby 7’s squad. Senior Duty Manager at Eyemouth & Kelso Swimming Pool, Henry Gray will coach Guy Learmonth who is representing Scotland in the 800m and 4x4 relay. Lynne Lauder, Area Manager for Hawick, Jedburgh & Selkirk will be Games Triathlon Team Leader whilst Debra Martin, Area Manager for Kelso, Duns & Eyemouth will become Hockey Team Leader and Lori Lee, Play Development Officer will be a Results Technology Team Member. Perrotine Orr, Borders Sport and Leisure’s Head of Active Communities, will be seen escorting gymnasts to the main competition arena.
Ewan Jackson, Chief Executive of Borders sport and Leisure said: “We have a fantastic team here at Borders Sport and Leisure who are all passionate about sport. It is brilliant that Paul, Debra, Henry, Lynne, Lori and Perrotine have all decided to use some their precious leave-time to continue to play a sporting role. Everyone at Borders Sport and Leisure hopes that this will be an amazing experience for them and I am sure they will all do the Borders proud in the roles they play as Clyde-siders.”
Highlighting her reasons for choosing to become a Clyde-sider Perrotine Orr said: “Performance sport on your doorstep and the Olympic buzz still hanging in the air – there is nothing like real on-the-ground experience to remind yourself why you love being involved in the sports industry.”
Paul Scott added: “After the success and impact of 2012 there was no way I was going to miss out on the Commonwealth Games coming to Scotland. It is such a high profile sporting event effectively on our doorstep. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity and experience.”