As part of our investment from sportscotland we are able to employ two full time members of staff focused on the development of motorcycle sport in Scotland.

Gillian Sefton



I have worked in the sports industry since the age of 17 where I began my career as a lifeguard and gained my first qualifications in swimming teaching and coaching. I achieved my MSc Sports Management from the University of Stirling in 2012 having achieved my BEd Primary Education a year prior. After graduation, I worked at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games as part of the Sport Competition team coordinating and developing the aquatics events. Following this, I worked as a club development coordinator before joining the SACU as their development officer in 2016. I gained my Motorsport Performance Coaching qualification… Read more
I have worked in the sports industry since the age of 17 where I began my career as a lifeguard and gained my first qualifications in swimming teaching and coaching. I achieved my MSc Sports Management from the University of Stirling in 2012 having achieved my BEd Primary Education a year prior. After graduation, I worked at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games as part of the Sport Competition team coordinating and developing the aquatics events. Following this, I worked as a club development coordinator before joining the SACU as their development officer in 2016. I gained my Motorsport Performance Coaching qualification in 2018 and was promoted to National Development Manager of the SACU in 2019.

My focus is to aid the SACU to become recognised as more than just a ‘permitting authority’ by implementing a strong strategic plan for future growth, development and long-term sustainability with license holders, clubs and wider members at the centre of all decision making

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Shabaz Khan



I have been involved with sports coaching and development since age 16, when I first started as a modern apprentice/community coach with Scottish Rugby. Since then, I have completed 4 years of study at college gaining qualifications in rugby performance, advanced sports performance, sports coaching and development, followed by a BA (Hons) in international sports management. During my time in higher education, I worked for varying organisations, within a range of sporting disciplines in a variety of roles including disability sports coach, regional development coach, coach educator and sports development officer.

Since April 2020 my focus has been on developing The… Read more

I have been involved with sports coaching and development since age 16, when I first started as a modern apprentice/community coach with Scottish Rugby. Since then, I have completed 4 years of study at college gaining qualifications in rugby performance, advanced sports performance, sports coaching and development, followed by a BA (Hons) in international sports management. During my time in higher education, I worked for varying organisations, within a range of sporting disciplines in a variety of roles including disability sports coach, regional development coach, coach educator and sports development officer.

Since April 2020 my focus has been on developing The SACU as a strong governing body while aiding in the development of our long-term future planning. I’m very excited to see what 2021 and beyond will hold for motorcycle sport in Scotland

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