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Appointment of Youth Development Officer

06:42 AM 19 Jul 2017 NZST
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Barry McColl

Harness Racing New South Wales is pleased to announce the appointment of Barry McColl as the controlling body's Youth Development Officer.

McColl will be responsible for supporting and expanding the existing youth program and to encourage younger people to become actively engaged in all facets of the industry.

With his extensive experience in educational leadership within the NSW Department of Education, HRNSW chief executive John Dumesny believes McColl is the ideal candidate for this new role.

"Barry will be a big asset to HRNSW as the Youth Development Officer will be a significant role in strengthening the sport's future across the state," Dumesny said.

"Barry's intricate background in education as well as knowledge of the harness racing industry will help him in his role.

"His role fits perfectly with the strategic initiatives of HRNSW, especially considering his experience in the education sector."

After spending 45 years working in many educational leadership roles such as a school principal and a School Sport Consultant Officer in the Riverina, McColl is looking forward to his new role.

"I have been in education for a while and I'm excited for this new role in a sport I have been passionate about and been involved in for a long time," McColl said.

"It should be great fun and it is important people have fun in this industry.

"Thank you to John Dumesny and the HRNSW Board for providing this opportunity to me at this unique time in my life


Amanda Rando

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