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The 2006 Commonwealth Games was held in Melbourne Australia in March 2006.

SMC’s Principal, John Mc Guinness was appointed by Sport England to act as the Lead Performance Director for Team England’s Lawn Bowls team.

The assignment involved the management of the entire preparation programme for the team, including control of all finances, training, team selection and motivation, support team co-ordination, physiology, psychology, technical direction, sponsorship, PR, travel and CGCE compliance.

The assignment culminated with the Games in Melbourne, Australia in March with England bringing home a silver medal for the men’s team and a bronze medal from the ladies team.

SMC subsequently prepared the successful funding bid and programme plan for the Commonwealth Games in Delhi 2010.