New Competitions and Development Officer appointment for World Curling

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The World Curling Federation is pleased to announce the appointment of a new Competitions and Development Officer.

Paddy Kaeser, who will join the organisation, on 1 January 2018, will work with the World Curling Federation’s Competitions and Development team organising and delivering camps and courses and running international championships as a Technical Delegate.

Kaeser will join the Federation from SRF – Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen – where he has served as project manager for sponsorship. He also has experience working in various marketing, communications and event management roles – including at the inaugural World Mixed Curling – held in Berne, Switzerland, in 2015 – and the forthcoming Le Gruyère AOP European Curling Championships 2017, to be staged in St Gallen, Switzerland.

Kaeser replaces Allen Coliban, who left his role with the Federation, earlier this year, after being elected to the Romanian parliament.

World Curling Federation President, Kate Caithness, said: “We are pleased to welcome Paddy to the World Curling Federation. With his experiences in event management, marketing and the sport of curling itself he will be a valuable asset to our Competitions and Development team.

“I look forward to seeing some of the fresh ideas he will bring to the role, at a time when the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games will be staged.”

Kaeser said: “I am a curling player and I have a passion for this sport. To work on behalf of the international curling family – with the different nations and cultures – is very interesting and I very much look forward to the challenge ahead.

“The job brings all the things together that I like – curling, event management and travel.”

Following the announcement of the World Series of Curling, at the World Curling Congress in Bled, Slovenia, the World Curling Federation are also close to appointing another member of staff, to take the lead on the new four-leg series.

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