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Scottish Squash Performance Director Resigns

The Scottish Squash Performance Director Paul Frank (pic left) has resigned his position as of 1st February 2010.

Paul was in charge for over six years and was instrumental in setting up the very successful training programmes at Herriot Watt University, where many of Scotland’s top young players have the opportunity to train and develop their squash on a permanent basis within a well structured training camp.


Rodger Flynn (pic right) remains in his position as National Coach

Rodger will continue the squad preparations for the upcoming European Teams Championships in Aix En Provence in France at the end of April and the Commonwealth Games which are being held in Delhi during October this year.

Scottish Squash C.O.O. Also Resigns

Paul Frank isn’t the only Scottish Squash resignation this week. The Chief Operating Officer (Kim Atkinson) has also resigned her post, effective from the start of April and so Scottish Squash will have to find replacements for two of the highest profile jobs in the organisation (could Peter Nicol, Martin Heath, Chris Small, or Barry Sutherland be in with a chance of returning to Scotland?)

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  1. January 14, 2010 at 10:09 pm

    Your Question re COO or NPD:
    Could Peter Nicol, Martin Heath, Chris Small, or Barry Sutherland be in with a chance of returning to Scotland?

    Somehow I doubt they’d be up for the COO job reporting to SportScotland just to get the £0.4million of funding.

    I don’t think Heathy, Smally or Baz have high enough coaching certs to meet the NPD job requirement, if in fact they do advertise a vacancy. And there has been too much water under the bridge with P Nichol for him
    to ever be a realistic option.

  2. January 15, 2010 at 12:15 am

    Hi ya WindMill glad you’ve finally got a post up on my blog.

    I tend to agree with you that Martin, Chris and Barry appear to be very settled in their current lives and Peter is probably too busy with his squash promotion business. However wouldn’t it be great if we could get say Peter to come back to Scottish Squash? Even if it isn’t a goer I reckon we should be approaching him with a view to showing him how much we’d like to have him back (it could be the first step on a longer road).

    And you never know with the other guys until you speak to them – it may just be the right time for them; what have Scottish Squash got to lose?



  3. WindMill
    January 19, 2010 at 12:16 am

    I agree, I think even if they asked Martin or Chris & got knocked back for a legiimate reason (like being happy with their existing post for now), they have nothing to lose and it would show that they are willing to explore options at home and abroad. But that is just us blethering about it here. Who knows whether they will replace the NPD – after all there were 5 years when it was a one man job, before Roger came over. I suspect the ex-NPD got the current National Coach vacancy post created, so that his legacy could be carried on by someone he helped select, knowing he himself was going to jump ship.

  4. January 29, 2010 at 3:16 am
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