Allan Scott joins Scottish Athletics as apprentice coach

Hurdler to be part of governing body’s performance team for the next two years

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Allan Scott has joined Scottish Athletics as an apprentice coach for the next two years.

The sprint hurdler, who represented Great Britain at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, has been appointed as part of a Sport Scotland scheme to help stream more elite athletes into coaching across a number of sports.

As well as competing at the Beijing Games, Scott, a multiple Scottish champion in his event, also went to the Commonwealth Games in Melbourne in 2006 and the World Championships in Helsinki in 2005.

At 31, Scott is looking forward to the next stage in his career and is delighted to have joined the performance team at Scottish Athletics, which is led by director of coaching Stephen Maguire.

“We are delighted to have Allan with us now through the Sport Scotland ‘Coaching Futures’ programme,” said Maguire.

“It is an excellent initiative and there’s a great opportunity for him and for us now in terms of his development as a coach.

“He has competed at a very high level at the World Champs, Commonwealths and Olympics and passing on that experience to others is obviously one of the intentions of this appointment.”

Sport Scotland announced the apprentice coach programme last week, with eight sports involved.

» For further details on the programme, click here

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