Scottish Cycling appoints National Development Coach

Scottish Cycling has announced the appointment of Gary Willis as its National Development Coach. Willis will work with the Scotland junior team as well as being involved in developing a youth team capable of competing nationally and identifying individuals with the talent to be involved with Great Britain squads.

The current youth development coach at Scottish Cycling takes up his position on June 12. "Through our work with regional academies, the Go-Ride scheme and schools throughout the country, we have identified a number of riders with the potential to do well in the sport and possibly to follow the likes of Chris Hoy, Craig MacLean and Kate Cullen and compete at the highest level," Willis said. "My success in the job will be measured by the number of Scots who get onto Great Britain squads. It’s a great honour for me to be handed the opportunity to help these youngsters develop and I can't wait to get started in my new role."

Willis' other duties will include working with coaches at the regional academies throughout Scotland to help promising young riders to achieve their potential. This will incorporate education and fitness testing and working with bodies such as the Great Britain World Class Performance Plan, Scottish Institute of Sport and Sportscotland.

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