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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Further to the award of a Sports Council Coaching Grant in early 2016 to Muckhart Golf Club Ladies section, we invited for 3 PGA professionals to each lead a group coaching session at the club's practise facility. The PGA Teaching Professionals involved were Gregor Abel, Andrew McHardy (Senior Teaching Professional at Noah's Ark Golf Centre, Perth), and Brian Leishman (Head Professional at Braehead Golf Club, Alloa).
Equestrian Vaulting Championships, Rugby - October 2016
The 25th British Equestrian Vaulting Championships were held at Onley Grounds Equestrian Complex Wiloughby, Rugby.
14 members from the Wee County Vaulters travelled down to the event along with their 4 horses, W H Bentley, Tylers Kernel, Glaxtown Billy and Captain Jack.
In the female Individual 3* class Joanne Eccles was placed first with Rebecca Norval taking 2nd. Both girls vaulted on W H Bentley lunged by John Eccles. This was Joanne's 12th British Championship individual title. Andrew McLachlan took the title in the male Individual 3* section vaulting on Tylers Kernel lunged by Amanda McLachlan.
In the Junior Individual 2* female class Kerri Brylka was placed first with Lisa Mercer 4th, both vaulting on W H Bentley. Mitra Pezeshki took 5th place vaulting on Tylers Kernel.
The senior Pas de deux class was won by Joanne and Hannah Eccles for the 14th consecutive year. Kerri Brylka and Bryony Rawding took the junior Pas de deux title vaulting on W H Bentley.
In the child 2* section, Mhairi Hume was placed 2nd vaulting on Captain Jack lunged by Rebecca Norval with Katie Henderson vaulting on Glaxtown Billy lunged by Hannah Eccles taking 3rd. Sally Henderson was placed 4th in the Novice class with Ferne Smith 5th and Kyra Lennie 6th. Codi Hay placed 5th in the child 1* section.
The Intermediate squad competition was won by the Scottish Equestrian Vaulting team which was made up of 6 Wee County members, Rebecca Norval, Lisa Mercer, Kerri Brylka, Bryony Rawding, Mhairi Hume and Katie Henderson. The team vaulted on Glaxtown Billy and was lunged by Joanne Eccles.
The Novice team of Mitra Pezeshki, Katie Henderson, Kyra Lennie, Sally Henderson and Ferne Smith placed 2nd in their class vaulting on Tylers Kernel lunged by Amanda McLachlan.
Scottish Equestrian Vaulting Championships - September 2016
These championships which were held at SNEC Ecclesmachan last weekend.
Lisa Mercer was placed first in the Junior Individual Female class with Kerri Brylka placed 2nd. Both girls vaulted on W H Bentley lunged by Joanne Eccles. Bryony Rawding was placed 4th vaulting on Tylers Kernel lunged by Amanda McLachlan with Mitra Pezeshki taking 6th place also on Tylers Kernel.
The junior Pas de deux class was won by Kerri Brylka and Bryony Rawding vaulting on W H Bentley.
In the Senior Individual Female class Joanne Eccles took first place with Rebecca Norval 2nd. Once again the horse was W H Bentley but this time lunged by John Eccles. Andrew McLachlan took the Senior Individual male title vaulting on Tylers Kernel lunged by Amanda McLachlan.
Katie Henderson was placed 2nd in the Child Individual Female class vaulting on Glaxtown Billy lunged by Joanne Eccles. Mhairi Hume on Captain Jack lunged by Rebecca Norval was placed 3rd.
In the Novice Individual class Sally Henderson was placed 2nd with Kyra Lennie in 6th place and Ferne Smith in 7th. All the girls vaulted on Captain Jack lunged by Rebecca Norval.
The Novice Team championship class was won by the Wee County team consisting of Mitra Pezeshki, Kyra Lennie, Codi Hay, Ferne Smith, Sally Henderson and Eilidh Bennett. The team vaulted on Tylers Kernel.
The Intermediate Team class was won by the Scottish Equestrian Vaulting team which comprised 6 members from Wee County. The team of Rebecca Norval, Lisa Mercer, Kerri Brylka, Bryony Rawding, Mhairi Hume and Katie Henderson performed on Glaxtown Billy.
Success was also achieved in the Pre-Novice classes with Jennifer Cameron 1st in the Under 9 walk section and Rhona Swan 1st and Rebecca Hogg 2nd in the 9 - 12 age group. 6th place in the walk Pas de deux section B class went to Ferne Smith and Eilidh Bennett.
The Wee County team of Rebecca and Michaela Hogg, Rhona Swan, and Eilidh Bennett assisted by Joanne and Andrew and lunged by Rebecca Norval, placed first in the Walk Squad restricted category.
The final two accolades of the Championships went to W H Bentley for Best Individual horse and Tylers Kernel for Best Team horse.
Junior European Equestrian Vaulting Championships - August 2016
3 members of the Wee County Vaulters represented Great Britain at the Junior European Equestrian Vaulting Championships held in Le Mans, France last weekend.
Kerri Brylka (14) and Lisa Mercer (17) vaulting on W H Bentley lunged by John Eccles, were the only two British females in the Junior Individual female class. Vaulters from 20 nations took part at the competition which ran alongside the World Equestrian Senior Championships. Following a highly competitive first round which comprised of compulsories and freestyles, both girls progressed to the final round finishing in 13th and 14th place respectively.
Kerri also participated in the Pas de deux class with Bryony Rawding again vaulting on W H Bentley. Once again this was the girls' first European Pas de deux championship, having only achieved qualification in July. The girls, performing a Super heroes routine, finished in a very creditable 6th place.
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