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.
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:
- Tullibody Wrestling Club
- Alloa Amateur Gymnastics Club
- Wee County Vaulters
- Bowls Scotland District 6 (Clackmannanshire & Kinross)
- Wee County Harriers
British Wheelchair Racing Championships, Stoke Mandeville - May 2013 featuring Meggan Dawson-Farrell
Please refer to Scottish Athletics' news item for information on Meggan's achievement.
Duncan Scott (15) recently awarded a talented individual award from Clackmannanshire Sports Council has been on form again in the swimming pool.
In January, Duncan swam for Bo'ness ASC at the West District Grand Prix and came home with gold in both the 200 Freestyle and the 400 Individual Medlay (IM).
As a result of these swims he is now lying equal first in the Grand Prix points table after round 2 for the middle distance events. This is an Open competition and the schoolboy is competing against a variety of much older and more mature swimmers.
Brodies Scottish Schools were also held in the 50 metre pool in East Kilbride. Duncan won Gold in the 200 IM in the morning and was back in the pool for session three and silver in the 200 Butterfly. Both he and the winner broke the previous record.
Duncan will be in Sheffield for the Derventio Excel meet in February and the British International and Junior Selection trials in Leeds in March.
Since receiving their grants from Clackmannanshire Sports Council, Chesea Murphy, Shannon Hawke and Brian Harper (Jnr) have attended a 10 day training camp and International competition with teams representing Canada, Austria, USA and GB.
At Manchester Wrestling Academy all 3, against a very high standard of contestants, had gold medal podium places. All 3 also travelled to Derbyshire to the open International and again all acheived gold medal podium places.
Alloa Gymnasts to Represent Scotland - March 2012
3 Alloa gymnasts have been selected to represent their country after magnificent performances at the Scottish Regional Heats of a Men's Setworks Gymnastics Competition held in Perth on Sunday 25th March.
This prestigious competition saw 60 gymnasts, representing 7 gymnastics clubs from all over Scotland competing for a place in a Squad to represent Scotland at the British Final to be held in Birmingham in May.
Ciaran Bisland at 9yrs of age was the youngest of the 3 boys and competed at Level 2 and, after a virtually faultless performance, won the Silver medal in his category.
Connal Doogan aged 11 competed in the Level 3 category and came 4th, narrowly missing out on a medal against stiff competition.
Liam Park at 12, the oldest boy of the group competed at Level 4 against some experienced gymnasts and also achieved 4th place, again just missing out on a medal.
Selection to represent Scotland is performance based and the boys had a nervous wait until 26th March when the news came through that all three boys had been selected to join the Scottish Squad to represent their country at the Birmingham final.
Coaches Tan and Veronica are very proud of their fantastic achievement and it once again proves that Alloa Amateur Gymnastics Club continues to produce gymnasts of the highest standards, three of whom who have been awarded the highest accolade - to represent their country in a British Final which will see them competing against top level gymnasts from all over the UK.
International competition, Geel, Belgium - April 2013
The Scottish Equestrian Vaulting Team became gold medal winners at this event.
The teenagers fought hard to gain first position in a tight contest over three days, first on compulsory exercises to test each team member's strength, flexibility and technical expertise, then two rounds of freestyle.
The junior squad - Rebecca Norval, 16, Emma Paterson, 16, Joanna Wilson, 15, Harry Cox, 14, Lisa Mercer, 14, and 12-year-old Jack Wilson - are delighted to have won in a class for vaulters aged up to 18.
It's a special achievement because although they have been vaulting for a number of years, they have been working together as a team for just four months at Balhearty Farm in Coalsnaughton, coached by John Eccles and his daughters Joanne, 24, who is World and European Champion, and Hannah, 21.
Saumur International - April 2013
The British vaulters had a very successful weekend at this event with World Champion Joanne Eccles (Wee County) topping the leader board in the Female Individual Senior competition.
The English Vaulting Squad won the Senior Squad competition, vaulting upon the suitably named Go For Gold.
Andrew McLachlan(Wee County) won the Male Individual class with WVC Anton, lunged again by John Eccles. Andrew clinched the podium top spot ahead of France's Theo Denis.
Furthermore, the Brits were unfailing in the Female Individual Junior competition with Rebecca Norval (Wee County) coming second on WH Bentley, lunged by Hannah Eccles and Paige Brown finishing just behind in third place vaulting on Go For Gold.
The South of Scotland Select squad finished off the British triumphs by winning the Junior Team competition with Ardblae Dickie Snow, lunged by Rebecca Hewit. The squad included Stacey MacPherson, Shannon Purves, Sophie Aitchison, Charlie Lochhead, Emma Counsell and Izzy Kyle.
British Equestrian Vaulting, Ingliston Stud, Bishopton - March 2013
Wee County Vaulters were placed in several of the classes in which they competed.
The Senior Individual Competition was won by Joanne Eccles vaulting on WH Bentley, with Helen Anderson taking 3rd place on Tylers Kernel lunged by Amanda McLachlan.
Andrew McLachlan took first place in the Junior Male Individual class vaulting on Anton lunged by John Eccles. 2nd place went to Harry Cox vaulting on Tylers Kernel.
In the junior female class Hannah Young was placed third on Tylers Kernel with Joanna Wilson and Lisa Mercer finishing in 7th and 9th place respectively vaulting on WH Bentley lunged by Hannah Eccles.
In the team competitions the Wee County Pre Novice team vaulting on WH Bentley, lunged by Anne Young, was placed first. The team consisted of Mhairi Hume, Amy Keenan, Clara Joyce, Kerri Brykla, Sally and Katie Henderson.
The Novice Team vaulting on Anton was placed second in their class. The team was made up of Lucy and Leah Taylor, Rebecca and Claire Logan, Jack and Sophie Wilson. This team then went on to take 1st place in their Fun Walk Team class.
In the Junior Team class, six members of the club competed in the Scottish Equestrian Vaulting Team which took 2nd place. The team members were Rebecca Norval, Joanne Wilson, Emma Paterson, Harry Cox, Lisa Mercer and Jack Wilson. The team vaulted on Tylers Kernel lunged by John Eccles.
The Junior Pas de Deux competition was won by Andrew McLachlan and Rebecca Norval vaulting on Tylers Kernel.
In the Individual Walk section Sophie Wilson and Leah Taylor were both placed first.
The next event for some of the club vaulters will be at the first International competition of the year in Saumur, France in April.
British Equestrian Vaulting Championships at Bishop Burton - September 2012
Joanne and Hannah Eccles won the Pas de deux senior class for a record breaking 10th year in succession vaulting on WH Bentley.
Joanne Eccles also won the senior individual female class with Hannah Eccles second and Helen Anderson fourth. All the girls vaulted on WH Bentley lunged by John Eccles.
In the Junior class Andrew McLachlan was placed first vaulting on Tylers Kernel lunged by John Eccles.
Hannah Young won the Junior Individual female class vaulting on WH Bentley lunged by Anne Young with Rebecca Norval taking 3rd place and Emma Paterson 6th.
The junior Pas de deux class was won by Andrew McLachlan and Rebecca Norval vaulting on Tylers Kernel again lunged by John Eccles.
In the Child Individual female class Lisa Mercer gained fourth place on WH Bentley lunged by Anne Young with Joanna Wilson taking fifth place on Tylers Kernel lunged by Amanda McLachlan. Second place in the equivalent male class was won by Harry Cox vaulting on W.H.Bentley , lunged by John Eccles.
6 members of Wee County then took part in the Scottish Equestrian Vaulting Team which won the Intermediate team competition vaulting on Tylers Kernel lunged by Amanda McLachlan. The team consisted of Helen Anderson, Andrew McLachlan, Hannah Young, Rebecca Norval, Lisa Mercer and Emma Paterson.
The club was also successful in the walk individual classes with Sophie and Jack Wilson winning their respective competitions vaulting on Anton lunged by Kay Cox.
W H Bentley received the award for the Best Individual horse.
Scottish Equestrian Vaulting Championships, Kingsbarn, Westershieldhill, Falkirk - September 2012
Joanne Eccles won the senior individual female class with Hannah Eccles second and Helen Anderson third. All the girls vaulted on W H Bentley lunged by John Eccles.
Joanne and Hannah also won the Pas de deux senior class again vaulting on W H Bentley.
In the Junior class Andrew McLachlan was placed first vaulting on Tylers Kernel lunged by John Eccles.
Hannah Young won the Junior Individual female class vaulting on WH Bentley lunged by Anne Young.
The junior Pas de deux class was won by Andrew McLachlan and Rebecca Norval vaulting on Tylers Kernel, again lunged by John Eccles.
In the Child Individual female class Lisa Mercer gained third place on WH Bentley lunged by Anne Young with Joanna Wilson taking fourth place on Tylers Kernel lunged by Amanda McLachlan.
Fourth place in the equivalent male class was won by Harry Cox vaulting on Anton, lunged by John Eccles.
Six members of Wee County then took part in the Scottish Equestrian Vaulting Team which won the Intermediate team competition vaulting on Tylers Kernel lunged by Amanda McLachlan. The team consisted of Helen Anderson, Andrew McLachlan, Hannah Young, Rebecca Norval, Lisa Mercer and Emma Paterson.
The Wee County Team made up of Sophie Cairney, Leah Taylor, Lucy Taylor, Jack Wilson, Sophie Wilson and Mhairi Hume then took second place in the strongly contested Pre-Novice Team Competition. This team then went on to win the Walk team A class vaulting on both occasions on WH Bentley lunged by Anne Young.
Wee County also took second place in the Walk team B class vaulting on Anton lunged by Kay Cox. The team consisted of Harry Cox, Joanna Wilson, Clara Joyce, Amy Keenan, Katie and Sally Henderson. This was Amy, Katie and Sally's first competition. Katie also went on to take 5th place in the 9 and under walk individual class. Sophie and Jack Wilson were placed second in the Walk pairs B class again vaulting on Anton.
Tylers Kernel received the award for the Best Individual horse.
Wee County Vaulters' website
Photographs and scores can be seen via the Wee County Vaulters' website.
Kevin Wallace (Clackmannan Bowling Club) and Steven Allan (Menstrie BC) have been selected to play in the junior international series being held in Worthing in September. This tournament is run by the British Isles Bowls Council (BIBC).
Steven Allan, who will Captain the Scottish side has also been selected to play in the Senior International Trial mtach at Helensburgh on 28th August.
Kevin Wallace reached the semi finals of the national under 25 Championships at the National Centre for Bowling in Ayr at the end July and was narrowly beaten by the eventual winner.
The ladies rink from Alloa East End BC also reached the semi finals of their National Competition at Ayr but again were narrowly beaten.
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.