Clackmannanshire 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.
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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.
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.
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.
6 junior Wee County vaulters attended this competition.
In the Child Individual class Kerri Brylka took 3rd place with Mhairi Hume 5th and Katie Henderson 6th.
Ferne Smith took 1st place in the Walk Individual Class.
In the Pre-novice Individual class Bryony Rawding was placed 4th with Ferne Smith 5th and Sally Henderson 8th.
All the girls vaulted on Glaxtown Billy and were lunged by Amanda McLachlan.
Following the individual rounds the girls joined forces for the Walk Team competition finishing in 2nd place.
On the same day senior members of the club entertained the crowd at Blue Ridge Equestrian Centre, Shieldhill, Falkirk. The group made up of Joanne Eccles, Andrew McLachlan, Rebecca Norval, Hannah Young, Lisa Mercer, Joanna and Jack Wilson performed on Tylers Kernel and Captain Jack. Joanne, Andrew and Rebecca took turns lunging the horses for the demonstration.
Over 160 individuals, 35 teams and 13 Pas de Deux took part in the equestrian vaulting CVI competition which was held over 3 days.
In the Senior 3* squad competition the Scottish Equestrian Vaulting Team was delighted to achieve a podium place. The team was made up of six Wee County vaulters; Andrew McLachlan, Hannah Young, Rebecca Norval, Joanne Eccles, Lisa Mercer and Kerri Brylka. The team placed 3rd with Ecuries de la Cigogne, France in 1st position and Neuss- Grimlinghausen1, Germany in 2nd. The team vaulted on Tylers Kernel lunged by John Eccles.
Hannah Eccles also gained a 3rd place in the senior individual 3* class vaulting on W H Bentley lunged by John Eccles.
Hannah Young finished in 16th place in her first 3* competition against a very strong international field. Andrew McLachlan placed 6th the senior male 3*class.
In the senior female individual 2* class Rebecca Norval placed 5th achieving a qualifying score for entry to 3* level at the next competition.
Lisa Mercer participated in the junior individual 2* class vaulting on Captain Jack at his first International competition. Captain Jack also carried Andrew McLachlan and Rebecca Norval to 4th place in the senior 3* Pas de deux competition being awarded the highest horse score of the second round.
Photographs and scores can be seen via the Wee County Vaulters' website.
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.
Secretary, Clackmannanshire Sports Council
Kilncraigs, Greenside Street, Alloa, FK10 1EB
Tel: 01259 452334 / 450000