World Curling Federation appoints new Competitions & Development and Media Officers

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

Karri Willms, who will join the organisation on 1 July 2018, will work with the WCF’s Competitions and Development team organising and delivering camps and courses and running international championships as a Technical Delegate.

Emily Dwyer, who joins the organisation on 16 July 2018, will work with the WCF’s Media team providing media coverage of international championships and the new upcoming Curling World Cup.

Willms joins the WCF from British Curling where she served as Performance Coach and Trainer for two years. Prior to this Willms served as the National Coach of the Latvian Curling Association. Willms also competed in the 1992 Olympic Winter Games in Albertville, France for Canada finishing 3rd when curling was an exhibition event.

Dwyer is a previous winner of the WCF’s Sports Media Trainee Programme and has worked with the WCF in a freelance capacity at numerous championships, most recently the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018, the Ford World Women’s Curling Championship 2018 and the World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship 2018.

World Curling Federation President, Kate Caithness, said: “We are pleased to welcome Emily and Karri to the World Curling Federation. With their previous experience in curling and enthusiasm for our sport they will be valuable assets to our Competitions & Development and Media teams.

“I look forward to seeing the fresh ideas they will bring to their roles and how they will help us take advantage of the unprecedented interest in curling after a successful Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.”.

Willms said: “I am thrilled to be offered this position and to become a member of the WCF team. Curling is in an exciting time and I look forward to being a part of the continued development and advancement of the sport.

“I believe my past experience in investment banking, motorsport racing and my curling background will be an added benefit and I am excited to start a new chapter in my career.”

Dwyer said: “I’m really looking forward to creating engaging curling content for fans around the world, speaking to and sharing the athlete’s journeys while being completely immersed in a sport I love.

“I’m excited to use the energy surrounding curling after the recent Olympic Winter Games to drive the new Curling World Cup to reach current and new curling fans. I hope to bring accessible, timely and creative perspectives of curling content to life through a variety of communication methods - especially social media.”

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