The British Curling Performance Programme is delivered by the Performance Director, Head of Coaching, the Head Coach for Wheelchair Curling and two Performance Coaches. The sportscotland Institute of Sport is responsible for the contractual employment of the staff.
Additional coaching and performance support staff may be appointed for specific projects on a short-term basis. For example, this may include support for British representative teams at major championships/events. These and any other short-term appointments made in supporting the delivery of the performance plan would also come under the management and responsibility of the Performance Director.
In 2007 he began coaching the Alberta Provincial Wheel chair curling team and guided them to a silver medal that year at the Canadian National Championships. One athlete from that team was selected the following year for the Canadian Paralympic Curling Team that won gold at the 2010 Paralympics in Vancouver. He was hired in December 2010 by sportscotland and moved to Stirling, in April 2011 to begin work with the wheelchair curling athletes and coached the British Team to Paralympic Bronze in Sochi 2014.
In May 2015 Tony took on a new role as Head of Coaching in the British programme for Olympic curling. He is hugely motivated by his new role and the ultimate challenge of preparing teams for the 2018 Olympics in Pyeongchang.
Sheila has worked with wheelchair curlers for eight years in a development role and also coached the Scottish team at World Championships in 2011 where they won silver medals.
Highlight's from Nancy's impressive coaching career include: Team Coach to Team Muirheadâ€™s rink when they won silver at the 2010 World Championships and has attended 10 World Junior Championships as Team/Head Coach, winning two Gold, one Silver and four Bronze medals. Nancy was the Performance Development Coach for the RCCC before joining the British and Scottish Curling programmes.