Tuesday 6th August 2019

Gavin joins SSS Team

Scottish Student Sport added their final member to their squad for the 2019/2020 season. Former Robert Gordon University Sports President Gavin Rittoo has joined the team as Communications Coordinator and we can’t wait to see some of his new ideas in action.

Give a brief overview of your career journey… where you’ve come from, what you’ve done!

I have always played, watched and loved sport from a young age and working in the world of sport has always been an ambition of mine. I have had previous working and volunteering experience with various sporting organisations including Scottish Rugby, The British & Irish Lions and Aberdeen FC and I am hoping to transfer some of the skills/practices I learned at these organisations into this role with SSS. After studying journalism at Robert Gordon University for four years I wasn’t quite ready to let the Aberdream go… so it came as a great relief when I was elected as the Student President for Sport and Physical Activity at RGU, therefore extending my time in the Granite City for another year before moving into this role at SSS.

How you feel about your new role and what are you looking forward to most?

I feel the communications coordinator role is well suited to my personality, expertise and experience. From working alongside some of the SSS staff in various capacities during my year as president I got a taste for work in the student sport sector and I am excited to work more closely with such a talented, exciting group of people and get to know everyone a bit better. Originally born and bred in Edinburgh I am looking forward to returning to living and working in the capital.

Tell us about a student sport highlight?

I would probably say my whole year as President of Sport at RGU was the highlight of my student sport journey. The experience of working with and managing all the different clubs was fantastic along with working alongside a brilliant bunch of RGU Sport staff. From skiing in the French Alps, to organising the sports ball and speaking in front of thousands of people at graduations it’s safe to say no two days were ever the same.

What is your favourite sport to play and watch?

I am a fan of all sports to be honest but in terms of excitement it has got to be watching international football. I have been lucky enough to go the 2018 World Cup in Russia and the 2016 Euros in France – although Scotland weren’t there it was still a great experience which was topped off by watching Iceland knock out England in the last 16. In terms of playing I am not very good at football so I will go for Cricket – once you get your head round the rules it is a lot of fun.

Everyone at SSS is very excited for Gavin to start and are looking forward to welcoming him to the team for the 2019/2020 season and beyond.