It was announced today that Cary Depel has tendered his resignation to the Board of the British Wrestling Association. Since Cary’s appointment in October 2013 he has been tireless in his drive to take wrestling forward across the UK.
During his tenure, membership has reached heights not known in recent years and more coaches than ever before are signing on to the new UKCC Wrestling Level 2 Coaching Courses. Regional Coaches have been appointed to nurture the young talent of the future and certificates are being issued under the new Athlete Award scheme.
Said Cary, “Taking Wrestling forward demands a lot of time and whilst I have given everything I could, I am concerned that following the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games I will not be able to devote the same amount of time as I have put in to date. Therefore, with the conclusion of competition, it seems a good time to vacate the post to make way for a new Chair to build from here”
British Wrestling thanked Cary for the significant amount of personal time and energy that he has given the British Wrestling Association.
Said Colin Nicholson, Chief Executive, “Cary’s passion for the Olympic sport of Wrestling has been clearly evident as he made the journey to each Home Nation of the UK, and to many clubs – always leading from the front and getting onto the mat whenever the opportunity arose.”
Said Barry Pollin, Chair of the Nations and Regions Committee, “British Wrestling appreciates the many proposals that Cary put forward to secure the future of Wrestling in the UK and it will now fall to the Board and Cary’s successor to make the necessary changes for Wrestling to move forward.”
British Wrestling’s Board will move immediately to appoint an interim Chair and will then commence the search for a more permanent successor to Cary.