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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.

Images from various events involving members are available to view in our Sports Council gallery.

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

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 VaultersBritish Equestrian Vaulting selection event - May 2015

Wee County Vaulters hosted this event at the SNEC Ecclesmachan recently. Over 100 vaulters from throughout Britain attended the event. Judges for the competition came from Germany, Sweden Wales and Scotland.

Members of Wee County Vaulters achieved podium places in several classes.

The Junior team class was won by Wee County vaulting on W H Bentley lunged by Hannah Eccles. The team consisted of Harry Cox, Joanne Drysdale, Lisa Mercer, Mhairi Hume, Lucy Taylor and Katie Henderson.

The Senior team class was won by the Scottish Equestrian vaulting team vaulting on Tylers Kernel lunged by John Eccles. This team was made up of 6 members from Wee County: Andrew McLachlan, Rebecca Norval, Hannah Young, Lisa Mercer, Joanne Wilson and Kerri Brylka.

Success continued in the Pas de deux class with Andrew and Rebecca taking first place vaulting on Captain Jack lunged by John Eccles. This was Captain Jack's first vaulting competition.

The Individual female child competition was won by Kerri Brylka vaulting on W H Bentley lunged by Hannah Eccles. Mhairi Hume placed 5th vaulting on Captain Jack.

In the Individual Junior male competition Harry Cox placed first vaulting on Tylers Kernel lunged by Amanda McLachlan. Lisa Mercer took 5th place in the Junior female competition also vaulting on Tylers Kernel.

Joanne Eccles won the Senior Female Non Selection class vaulting on Captain Jack. Hannah Eccles was the winner of the Senior Female Selection class with Hannah Young taking 3rd place. Both girls vaulted on W H Bentley. Rebecca Norval on Tylers Kernel was 5th.

The club also achieved success in several of the walk classes. Sally Henderson placed 3rd in the under 9 class. Bryony Rawding was 1st in the 13+ class with Aimee Roberts 3rd.

In the walk pairs section A class, Clara Joyce and Ferne Smith placed 3rd. The Wee County Walk Team of Bryony, Sophie Wilson, Clara, Ferne, Aimee and Katie took 1st place with the Wee County Walk Team of Harry, Joanne, Lucy, Katie, Mhairi and Kerri taking 4th.

Thanks must go not only to all the judges, organisers, parents and volunteers who helped to make this competition so successful, but also to Clackmannanshire Sports Council for its support in allocating the club an event support grant for the competition.

1st International equestrian vaulting CVI, Saumur, France - April 2015

The first International equestrian vaulting CVI was held in the prestigious Manege des Ecuyers, an integral part of the Cavalry School in Saumur, France. Members of the Wee County Vaulters were delighted to achieve four podium positions.

Hannah Young, vaulting on W.H.Bentley lunged by Joanne Eccles, won the Senior Female 2* class with Rebecca Norval in 4th place.

In the junior male individual class Harry Cox, took third place vaulting on Tylers Kernel lunged by Amanda McLachlan.

Hannah Eccles was placed fourth in the senior female 3* class vaulting on W.H.Bentley lunged by John Eccles. In the senior male 3* class Andrew McLachlan was placed 5th vaulting on Tylers Kernel lunged by Amanda McLachlan.

In the Senior 3*Team competition 6 members of the club participated in the Scottish Equestrian Vaulting Team producing two very secure freestyle rounds. The team vaulting on Tylers Kernel lunged by John Eccles, finished in third place. This was the teams first International Competition at Senior level . The team was made up of Andrew McLachlan, Rebecca Norval, Hannah Young, LisaMercer, Joanne Wilson and Kerri Brylka.

Andrew and Hannah went on to represent GB in the Nations Cup Competition participating with the Scottish Equestrian Vaulting Team. The competition is made up of two individual senior freestyles and senior team freestyle. The scores were then combined to give an overall total. The GB team finished in third place with France 1 and France 2 in first and second place respectively.

CHI Al Shaqab held in Doha, Qatar - March 2015

Wee County Vaulters Joanne and Hannah Eccles were invited to participate at this event.

The CHI AL SHAQAB was launched in 2013. This was the first festival of its kind in the Middle East and Asia.

During the six-day CHI AL SHAQAB, several competitions took place, including Show Jumping, Dressage, Para Dressage, Vaulting and Endurance. The top vaulters from around the world attended the event.

Following 3 days of competition, Joanne took first place vaulting in the female individual class vaulting on WH Bentley, lunged by John Eccles. Hannah Eccles finished in 5th place.

Hannah and Joanne also competed in the Pas de deux class finishing in second place.

Wee County Vaulters' website

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

Wee County Harriers

Training

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
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