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Gregor Townsend joins our Board

We are pleased to announce that Glasgow Warriors Head Coach, Gregor Townsend, has joined our board.

Following Gregor’s retirement from playing rugby union, he worked for Winning Scotland Foundation on a full and part-time basis from 2008-2010 and has continued to champion our work ever since.

He was instrumental in establishing our role model programme, Champions in Scotland, where Scottish sports men and women visit schools to run workshops about important life skills such as resilience, learning from failure and achieving success from sustained effort. 

Gregor commented "I’m delighted to join the Board of Winning Scotland Foundation. The work the charity is doing to ensure young people right across Scotland learn important life skills is so very important. I have learned so much from the charity that I use in my day-to-day coaching with Glasgow Warriors, including how to create a positive coaching environment, using role models to inspire others and the importance of having a growth mindset culture throughout the club."

Our Chairman, Sir Bill Gammell, said "We are delighted to welcome Gregor to join our Board. His practical insight and learnings from many of the practices that he developed while with the Foundation will be of immense value to us. We look forward to his growth mindset adding to our vision to create a cultural change in Scotland where everyone believes that they can develop to become their personal best.”