Remi Gaspard will leave his SCA Head of Performance & Pathways post next year to take up a new role in France - establishing and managing the Olympic and Paralympic training centre and preparing the French teams for the 2024 Paris Olympics and Paralympics.
This is a fantastic opportunity for Remi, after his almost seven years transforming SCA Performance into a professionally-run pathway - achieving disproportionate success at enabling Scottish athletes to join GB teams and progress on to UK Sport funded performance programmes run by British Canoeing.
We wish Remi every success in his future career. He has made a substantial contribution to performance paddlesport in Scotland and across the UK - pushing forward SCA work on partnerships with clubs and providers as well as innovations including the Coach and Pathway Development Project, the recent Erasmus collaboration project on Mental Skills and the inclusion of the SCA in the Winning Students programme.
We are currently half way through our SCA 4 Year Plan 2017-2021. Detailed plans for the sport season through to September 2019 are already in place and are being delivered. The coaches will continue to deliver the existing programme and recruitment for a suitable successor is already underway.
Remi Gaspard does not leave the SCA until 10th January. Handover work is already underway with Stuart Smith, SCA CEO, picking up this work and then managing the transition to the new member of staff, when recruited, in early 2019.