Rod Mason to Play Part in Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games

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[updated: 25/2/2014] Mr Rod Mason, the long-serving Tournament (Operations) Director for the Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens, will soon be heading to Scotland to play a part in the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

Rod has been appointed as Technical Operations Manager for Rugby Sevens, a role that sits within the Glasgow 2014 Sport Competition Team and reports in to the Rugby Sevens Competition Manager.

Rod has been involved with the world famous Hong Kong Sevens for 12 years, starting with a stint as Assistant Tournament Operations Director in 2003, moving up into the Tournament Operations Directors chair in 2004, where he has helped ensure that the rugby - and the party, has stayed on schedule ever since.

Rod, a Senior Superintendent of Administration for the Kowloon West Region of the Hong Kong Police, said he is excited about the opportunity of playing a part in the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

I was very interested in the role but it will be a big commitment for me. The organisers want me to be on the ground in Glasgow for three months starting from May through July, which I have accepted. I had to use 101 days of accumulated leave but it will be well worth the experience at the end of the day. I was kind of saving my leave up for pre-retirement in a couple of years but this is a great opportunity that I could not pass up, he said.

Rugby Sevens is traditionally one of the most popular and well attended sports at the Commonwealth Games. A total of 45 games will be contested across two days of fierce competition at Ibrox Stadium, as 16 teams strive in front of packed audiences for that single Gold.

The Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games will take place 23 July 3 August 2014.

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