Eilidh Doyle to join board of scottishathletics

Eilidh Doyle competes at the 2018 Commonwealth Games. Picture: Bobby Gavin
Eilidh Doyle competes at the 2018 Commonwealth Games. Picture: Bobby Gavin
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Eilidh Doyle is set to join the board of scottishathletics as a non-executive director.

The sport’s governing body in Scotland will recommend the country’s most decorated track and field athlete for the role at this month’s Annual General Meeting.

Doyle has won medals at all major competitions at European, World, Commonwealth and Olympic level.

So far this year the 31-year-old has won bronze in the 400m at the World Indoors in Birmingham, and a silver medal at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games in the 400m Hurdles - repeating her performance of Delhi 2010 and Glasgow 2014.

The Scottish 400m hurdles record-holder also led GB and NI Women to bronze in the 4x400m final at the Europeans in Berlin.

Speaking to scottishathletics, Doyle said: “I am keen to act as a voice for athletes and I am hoping I can really contribute and help guide the sport in Scotland by being part of the team on the scottishathletics board.

“I want to add my knowledge and experience of top global competition to what is already a wide range of people deeply connected to the sport in various roles.

“From my point of view, I feel it’s important to have involvement in what is going on with the sport as a whole. 
“As athletes we tend to be purely involved in our own development and progress but I really want to see the sport flourish, too.

“Hopefully being in this role I am able to give something back to a sport which has given me so much.”

Doyle’s appointment has been approved and her nomination will now go before the AGM for final ratification. The AGM is scheduled for Saturday September 29.