Graduate appointed Head of Development at scottishathletics

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University of the West of Scotland (UWS) graduate David Fallon has been appointed as Head of Development at scottishathletics, the National Governing Body for Athletics in Scotland.

David Fallon, BA (Hons) Sport Development 2013

David (30) who has a BA (Hons) in sport development from UWS will leave his current role as Head of Development with Scottish Squash in May after impressing during the recruitment process.

David commented: “I’m absolutely delighted to be joining such a great organisation and team at scottishathletics.

“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.”

A graduate from the Lanarkshire Campus in 2013, David gained experience working at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games before joining Scottish Squash, aged 23, as a Regional Development Manager for West of Scotland.

At Scottish Squash David went on to lead on programmes and initiatives to broaden the sport’s appeal and has a passion for development.

A veteran American footballer in East Kilbride, he holds voluntary positions on the Boards of Scotland Rugby League and Scottish Women in Sport.

Colin Hutchison, CEO of scottishathletics said: “We’re delighted to announce the appointment of David Fallon as our new Head of Development.

“It’s a fundamental role for scottishathletics and for athletics in Scotland and never has it been more important than at the moment as Scottish sport starts to emerge from the global pandemic.”

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