Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games Gymnastics Support Staff
As the excitement builds for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, we turn the spotlight on those supporting the athletes.
The coaching team is headed up by Scottish Gymnastics men’s and women’s artistic lead coaches, Marius Gherman (City of Glasgow) and Becki Campbell (West Lothian). They are assisted by national technical lead Scott Hann MBE (South Essex), John Campbell (West Lothian), Amy Stewart (Beacon) and Ross Falsetta (South Essex).
Jamie Bowie was announced as sport team manager for the second Games running by Commonwealth Games Scotland earlier this year. The former Scottish Gymnastics performance manager brings a wealth of experience as a former athlete and has been pivotal in preparing the gymnasts for the Birmingham Games.
The team is joined by physiotherapist Luke Smith who has supported our performance pathway camps for several years. He has provided physiotherapy at every Commonwealth Games since 1994 and this is his fourth time as a member of Team Scotland.
International technical officials from Scotland have been selected to the gymnastics judging delegation. In men’s artistic, Tommy McGill joins the panel as a difficulty judge, with Duncan Runcie and Andrew Mackie taking roles as execution and inquiry judges. Brevet judge Pauline Smith is an execution judge for women’s artistic while rhythmic technical committee chair Ruth Wilson is marking execution for the competition in her discipline.
Ahead of the competition, Ruth Wilson said “It is a great privilege to have the opportunity to judge at the Commonwealth Games, in particular as it's a home Games. It’s also even more exciting for me to have Scottish representation in rhythmic gymnastics.”
There are three national technical officials in the extended Team Scotland team. Denise Woolf joins the women’s artistic panel alongside national judges from other competing nations. Claire McAneny and Andrew Webb are selected as time and line judges for men’s artistic.
Of course, the Games could not happen without an amazing team of volunteers. Scottish Gymnastics members are among the 14,000 people giving their time and expertise freely as part of the Commonwealth Collective and we look forward to seeing them in the arena and beyond.
Our communications and marketing team will bring you the latest updates from the team and Birmingham throughout the Games. Communications and marketing officer Jacob Brydon is covering the action in Birmingham with photographer Ewan Bootman capturing highlights from the competition so make sure you’re following Scottish Gymnastics on social media and get ready to cheer on the athletes!
As well as those supporting athletes and the event, gymnast Euan McLellan and coaches Stephen Tonge, Lauren Graham, and Laura Donaldson are attending with the Team Scotland Achieve programme for those aspiring to represent their country at future Games.