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Duncan Crawford steps down as Head Coach of Paralympic Team

April 18, 2022
Duncan Crawford steps down as Head Coach of Paralympic Team

OTTAWA, ON – Archery Canada would like to inform our Members, coaches and athletes of the National Para Archery program, that recently Duncan Crawford, Head Coach of the Paralympic team submitted his resignation to Archery Canada. We are thankful for the significant contribution of time which Duncan committed to evolve and support the program.

The role of Head Coach, Paralympic Team was created in 2018 as a short term position to provide the program with consistent technical leadership, working closely with the personal coaches of the athletes in the program. The role was extended beyond its initial year in 2018. During this time, Duncan provided valuable leadership supporting athletes towards successful performances at international competitions and our Para program has seen the implementation of a number of important high performance components including policy development, long-term planning and athlete pathway models, which will serve as building blocks for the continued progression of the program.

Duncan has resigned with the aim of centering his focus on his many other endeavours, including Archery PEI and the archery range that he owns. . “Without Duncan, we wouldn’t have been able to advance and modernize the program as much as we have since the Rio Olympic cycle” says Alan Brahmst, High Performance Director, and added “his dedication to this part-time role was immense and he will certainly be missed.” ¬†Archery Canada has passed on our gratitude to Duncan and looks forward to continuing to work with him in his many other leadership roles.