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ommonwealth Games Scotland today confirmed former Scottish junior international Ricky Taylor as its Sports

Team Manager for Lawn Bowls. Taylor, who is 36, will join Head Coach David

Gourlay, Assistant Coach George Sneddon and Performance Analyst Jeanette Conlan as part of the coaching team for the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games. He will oversee team communications,

logistics and other challenges during the Glasgow Games. Taylor will also be in charge of Para-Sport

Bowls and is looking forward to the challenge ahead. He said: “I’m immensely proud to be selected for this position and I’m looking forward to the prospect of being team manager.” Taylor began playing at Bellahouston

Bowling Club when he was 12 years old and won the Glasgow Junior Singles aged 18. He represented Scotland at junior level in

Australia and New Zealand and will earn his 100th cap for Glasgow Bowling Association later this year. Head Coach David Gourlay is delighted

with Taylor’s appointment. He said: “Not only do we believe Ricky has

the relevant skills to ensure the team will gel and function to its best, we know he will ensure that bowls receives the recognition it deserves

within Commonwealth Games Scotland and among the other sports.” Taylor works as the senior IT officer at Park Mains High School in Erskine and is a personal trainer at Stranraer Football Club in his spare time. His other sporting feats include being a

former national squad swimmer and becoming an accomplished Ironman triathlete. He said: “I would like to think that juggling

everything I do in my daily life will help me immensely when it comes to managing a team of athletes in a major event like the Commonwealth Games.”

Ricky Taylor says he is proud to be selected as Sports Team Manager for Lawn Bowls at the Commonwealth Games


Bowls Scotland will field two gents and two ladies teams at the 4 Nations Test Series being staged at Kelvingrove from Thursday 30 May to Sunday 2 June. Wales and Ireland complete the

line up. With the Commonwealth Games selection period opening on 1 April 2013 and closing in April next year, this event will form part of the selection criteria for Glasgow 2014.

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THE TEAMS SELECTED ARE: Team Kelvin Gents Singles: Neil Spiers Ladies Singles: Caroline Brown Gents Pairs: Ronnie Duncan, Neil Spiers (Skip) Ladies Pairs: Stacey Laidlaw, Lauren Baillie (Skip) Gents Triples: Martyn Rice, Grant Logan, Tommy Mann (Skip) Ladies Triples: Susan Murray, Lynn

Stein, Caroline Brown (Skip) Gents Fours: Ronnie Duncan, Martyn Rice, Grant Logan, Tommy Mann (Skip) Ladies Fours: Stacey Laidlaw, Susan Murray, Lynn Stein, Lauren Baillie (Skip)

Team Clyde Gents Singles: Stuart Anderson Ladies Singles: Michelle Cooper Gents Pairs: Wayne Hogg, Robert Grant (Skip)

Ladies Pairs: Claire Johnston, Michelle Cooper (Skip) Gents Triples: Stuart Anderson, Derek Oliver, Colin Walker (Skip) Ladies Triples: Anne Dunwoodie, Becky Craig, Margaret Letham (Skip) Gents Fours: Wayne Hogg, Derek Oliver, Robert Grant, Colin Walker (Skip) Ladies Fours: Anne Dunwoodie, Becky Craig, Claire Johnston, Margaret Letham (Skip)

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