The RCCC Welcome New Staff Members
The RCCC welcomes David Ramsay and Jane Booth to the staff team at Ochil House.
Performance Development Coach
David Ramsay has now started in post as the RCCC’s Performance Development Coach, providing cover whilst Barbara McFarlane is on maternity leave. David brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the role through his own playing and team coaching experience at national and international levels, as well as a high level of understanding of the RCCC Academy structure due to his recent involvement as an RCCC Academy Technical Coach.
The Performance Development Coach role focusses on supporting selected RCCC Academy athletes along with their coaches. All Academy athletes will be provided with regular technical sessions in addition to training sessions to which all team members are invited. David will be supporting junior development more widely through the expansion of workshops for parents, coaches & players at U17 Slam events and through the provision of specific training at a number junior clubs across the country.
This year RCCC is investing significantly in winners of U21 Slam events with entries for a variety of EJCT and WCT events up for grabs. David will not only be managing arrangements for these teams but will also be responsible for the training programme for Scotland’s representative Junior Women’s and Junior Men’s teams at the forthcoming World Junior B Championship and World Junior Championship.
Head of Development
Jane Booth has recently started as the RCCC’s Head of Development covering for Judith McCleary who will be going on maternity leave on 12th August. Jane was Head of Coaching Systems for the Professional Golfers’ Association for 10 years and has a consultancy business, providing expert advice in the fields of sports, coaching, change management and leadership management. Jane will bring a huge value to RCCC through her experience of managing projects in a variety of other sports and she is looking forward to the exciting, busy season ahead.
The Head of Development role provides strategic leadership and direction for the development team within RCCC covering competitions, coaching and workforce, youth / adult development and performance development.
In addition to existing programmes, there are a number of new programmes / projects being planned for the 2016-17 season including the 2 day Coaching & Development Conference, implementation of ‘Onefile’ to RCCC’s coach education, legacy planning & delivery in line with the 2016 European Curling Championships, design of a new umpiring competency framework and leadership of 3 wheelchair specific competitions (previously managed by Scottish Wheelchair Curling Association). Jane will be providing management support to the development team to ensure the successful delivery of programmes in line with RCCC’s Strategic Plan 2015-19 whilst working closely with RCCC’s investors and partners to create, monitor and review targets.