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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 VaultersEasterton Farm, Blackford - June 2015

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.

Moorsele, Belgium May 2015

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.

British 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.

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