BSAC’s South Scotland team has welcomed its new Regional Coach, with Cara Nicholson stepping into the role.

Cara takes over from outgoing South Scotland Regional Coach, Paul Miller, who has held the post for the last two years.

Providing diving advice and support to clubs and members, the BSAC Regional Team also offers regional training and support opportunities that may not be available through all BSAC clubs. The network covers 14 geographical regions in the UK as well as a Regional Coach for northern Europe. 

Cara has been a BSAC member for eight years and belongs to Edinburgh University SAC. An Advanced Instructor, she has most recently worked for the South Scotland Regional Team as its University Branch Officer as well as local organiser on the Instructor Training Scheme.

Cara said she welcomed the opportunity to take on the South Scotland Regional Coach role.

As regional coach, I'm hoping to increase the number of ADP and Boat Handling instructors we have in the region, offer adventurous diving and training expeditions for our members, as well as support branches as we continue to deal with the impact of the pandemic. I'm also looking forward to working with the other excellent instructors in my region and using this opportunity for my own personal development. If any instructors would like to get more, it would be great if they reached out to me!

Thanking outgoing South Scotland Regional Coach, Paul Miller, BSAC’s Coaching Advisor, Mark Paisey, also welcomed Cara to her new role.

Paul has been an excellent Regional Coach and I’d like to thank him for his contribution to the South Scotland Region. I am now looking forward to working with Cara as she continues to build on this work, to the benefit of our members and clubs in the region.

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