Euan Burton to lead Scottish judo into a new era

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EDINBURGH’S Euan Burton has been appointed National High Performance Coach for Judo.

Burton, a Commonwealth gold medallist in 2014, takes over the position from David Somerville, who led the Scotland team at the Glasgow games.

The two-times World bronze medallist and three-times European bronze medal winner has been promoted from his role as Assistant High Performance Coach.

Burton said: “I am relishing the opportunity. I truly believe in the power of judo to make a positive impact on Scotland’s people and its communities and feel our performance pathway can help as a driver for that impact. I am, however, fully aware of the size and responsibility of the job at hand and do not underestimate the numerous challenges that we will meet on our journey.”

Mike Whittingham, Director of High Performance at sportscotland, said: “In partnership with JudoScotland, we are delighted to appoint Euan to the position of National High Performance Coach. Euan’s credentials as an athlete need no elaboration, but he has also shown the same aptitude and dedication in his role as Assistant High Performance Coach.”