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WCF appoints new Curling Development Officer

The World Curling Federation (WCF) is pleased to announce the appointment of Eeva Röthlisberger as its new Curling Development Officer.

With a background in marketing and sales, Eeva Röthlisberger, who has joint Swiss and Finnish citizenship, has been involved with the sport of curling for almost twenty years. Her experience has included umpiring, timing supervision and team management at over thirty international curling events, including the recent Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver and the World Men’s Championship in Cortina, Italy, where she was Chief Umpire.

Since 2005, Eeva Röthlisberger has also had a part-time involvement with the Swiss Swimming Federation where she was responsible for organizing training camps, courses and events for synchronized swimming.

In her new role, Eeva will be responsible for administering the World Curling Federation’s Development Assistance Programme, as well as coordinating the WCF’s curling camps and training courses and continuing the development of wheelchair curling.

Announcing the appointment, WCF President Kate Caithness said: “we are delighted to welcome Eeva onboard. She comes with a wealth of experience and has shown great deal of commitment over the years to working with the sport of curling. The new Curling Development Officer position has been created at a key time for the development of our sport, never before has there been such widespread interest in curling. Eeva’s energy and ideas will be central to this new job.”

Speaking about the position, Eeva Röthlisberger said: “I look forward to this new challenge and believe my professional background, my experience in curling as well as my openness to learn new things will help me to do a good job. There is a lot of work ahead but it’s a great opportunity to help develop curling around the world.”

Eeva will begin her work with the WCF on the 17th of May 2010.

Perth, Scotland

3 May 2010