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Sports CouncilClackmannanshire Sports Council now has a total of 47 members. Anyone wishing to join the Sports Council can do so by completing an affiliation form and returning it to the Sports Council Secretary at the address below with the appropriate fee.

You can use the links below for updates on some of our members' activities:


Muckhart Golf Club - ClubGolf Camp 2015

Another very successful junior ClubGolf camp was held this summer with children attending being complete beginners to regular golfers. 6 newcomers to the game have now joined the club.

SwimmingDuncan Scott

World Campionships selection - April 2015

Duncan Scott has been selected for Team GB for the World Championships in Kazan in July 2015. He will be the youngest male swimmer in a squad of 30. He will join his Stirling University team mates Robbie Renwick and Ross Murdoch.

Earlier in the week the team for the inaugural European Games was announced. Duncan will travel to Baku and compete again for team GB.

Duncan has just returned from the British Championships in London. He raced in the 100 freestyle and broke his British record in the heats and again in the final. His other race was the 200 Freestyle. Again he broke his personal best.

You can also refer to Scottish Swimming's article.

Wee County Vaulters

Joanne Eccles, Wee County VaultersSuccess at the British Vaulting Championships, held at Pencoed, Wales - October 2015

This year Wales played host to the British Equestrian Vaulting Championships which were attended by vaulters from Scotland, England, Ireland and Wales.

After 4 rounds of individual competition, Joanne Eccles was placed 1st in the senior advanced female class with Hannah Eccles 2nd and Hannah Young 3rd.

Joanne and Hannah vaulted on WH Bentley lunged by Rebecca Norval and Hannah Young vaulted on Glaxtown Billy lunged by Amanda McLachlan.

Also vaulting on Glaxtown Billy was Andrew McLachlan who won the senior advanced male individual class for the first time.

Joanne and Hannah retained the Pas de deux title for the 13th year in succession, vaulting on WH Bentley lunged by Hannah Young. Rebecca Norval and Andrew McLachlan vaulting on Glaxtown Billy, took 2nd place.

In the junior individual section, Harry Cox was placed 2nd in the male class with Rebecca Norval taking 3rd in the junior female class. Both vaulted on Tylers Kernel lunged by Joanne Eccles.

The child individual section was won by Kerri Brylka vaulting on WH Bentley lunged by Hannah Eccles. Kerri, along with Andrew, Hannah Young, Rebecca and Harry took part together with Lisa Mercer in the Scottish Equestrian Vaulting Team winning the senior advanced team class. The team vaulted on Tylers Kernel and was lunged by Joanne Eccles. The English Vaulting Squad finished in 2nd place.

Scottish Equestrian Vaulting Championships - September 2015

Several podium places were achieved at the Scottish Equestrian Vaulting Championships held at The Morris Equestrian Centre, Fenwick, last weekend.

The senior individual female title was won by Hannah Eccles vaulting on WH Bentley. 2nd place went to Joanne Eccles on Captain Jack with Hannah Young vaulting on WH Bentley in third place. Both horses were lunged by John Eccles.

The individual senior male title was won by Andrew McLachlan vaulting on Glaxtown Billy lunged by Amanda McLachlan.

In the junior section Rebecca Norval was placed first with Harry Cox taking 2nd in the male section. Both vaulted on Tylers Kernel.

In the child section Kerri Brylka took 1st place on Glaxtown Billy lunged by Hannah Eccles with Mhairi Hume 5th and Katie Henderson 6th.

The senior Pas de deux class was won by Joanne and Hannah with Andrew and Rebecca taking 2nd.

In the senior advanced team class the SEVT took first place vaulting on Tylers Kernel lunged by John Eccles. Team members were Hannah Young, Andrew McLachlan, Rebecca Norval, Harry Cox, Lisa Mercer and Kerri Brylka.

The Wee County Pre-novice Team of Mhairi Hume, Katie Henderson, Sally Henderson, Ferne Smith, Bryony Rawding and Lily Beth Bromley took 2nd place.

Sally Henderson was placed 5th in the pre-novice class with Ferne Smith taking 6th place in the Walk Individual class.

WH Bentley received the award for the best individual horse.

July/August 2015

Members of the Wee County Vaulters have had a very busy few weeks competing abroad and enthralling people at home.

3 members of the club travelled to Verden in Germany to compete in an international competition which was also a German selection trial.

In the female individual class Hannah Eccles was placed fifth overall. Hannah Young achieved a top 12 position gaining a qualifying score for consideration for the European Championships. Andrew McLachlan finished in 8th place in the individual male class. Besides competing in the event Hannah was invited with Joanne Eccles to perform at the Show evening.

Members of the club were also asked to demonstrate at Biggar Agricultural Show. Several members of the club took part vaulting on Glaxtown Billy and Baroque.

10 members of the club have been named in the 11 vaulter GBR European Championship team and will participate in Aachen, Germany later this month. Hannah Eccles and Hannah Young will compete in the Individual female class and Andrew McLachlan in the Individual male class. Andrew will also compete with Rebecca Norval in the Pas de deux class. The four aforementioned vaulters are also listed in the squad selection along with Harry Cox, Joanna Wilson, Lisa Mercer, Kerri Brylka, Katie Henderson and Joanne Eccles. The club horses W.H.Bentley, Tylers Kernel, Glaxtown Billy and Captain Jack have been selected to represent GBR at the event.

Joanne Eccles performed at the opening ceremony of the inaugural World Junior Equestrian Vaulting Championships to be held in Ermelo, Netherlands. Joanne who is the current World Individual Senior Female Champion performed alongside Jacques Ferrari (France) who is the current Male Champion.

John Eccles will judge at the competition becoming the first British Equestrian Vaulting judge to do so at World Level.

Wee County Vaulters' website

Photographs and scores can be seen via the Wee County Vaulters' website.

Wee County Harriers


The Wee County Harriers meet for training each Tuesday and Thursday at 6.30 pm in the car park behind the Spiers Centre, Alloa, and welcome new members at all times.

Our club is about participation and support - not just competition.

Contact information

Secretary, Clackmannanshire Sports Council
Kilncraigs, Greenside Street, Alloa, FK10 1EB
Tel: 01259 452334 / 450000