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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 - summer 2016

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).

Wee County Vaulters

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.

Equestrian Vaulting Spring competition - March 2016

The first equestrian vaulting competition of the season was held at the Scottish National Equestrian Centre, Ecclesmachan.

Wee County Vaulters participated in a variety of classes gaining many podium places.

In the Senior 3* class Hannah Young was placed first vaulting on W H Bentley lunged by John Eccles. Rebecca Norval took second place on Tylers Kernel lunged by Amanda McLachlan with Hannah Young taking 3rd place on KCM Cantaro lunged by Anne Young.

In the Junior 2* class Lisa Mercer placed first on W H Bentley with Mitra Pezeshki taking 4th place on Tylers Kernel. Bryony Rawding also vaulted on Tylers Kernel in the Junior 1* class finishing in first position.

In the child class, Kerri Brylka took 3rd place with Mhairi Hume 4th and Katie Henderson 5th all vaulting on Captain Jack lunged by John Eccles.

Kerri and Bryony then competed together in the Pas de deux competition taking first place on W H Bentley.

In the Pre Novice Individual class Ferne Smith was placed first and Sally Henderson 2nd vaulting on Tylers Kernel once again lunged by Amanda McLahlan. The girls also competed in the Walk Individual 9-12 years class with Sally taking 2nd place and Ferne 3rd.

In the over 12 class Joanne Messner was placed first with Michelle Messner 2nd. The girls also took part in the Walk pas de deux taking 5th place.

Finally in the squad walk class the Wee County Team of Joanne Mesner, Michelle Messner, Sally Henderson, Ferne Smith, Michaela Hogg, Rhona Swan and Eilidh Bennet were placed first in the restricted section with the Wee County Team of Lisa Mercer, Mitra Pezeshki, Bryony Rawding, Kerri Brylka, Mhairi Hume and Katie Henderson also taking first place in the open section.

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.

For Further Information Contact

Secretary, Clackmannanshire Sports Council
Kilncraigs, Greenside Street, Alloa, FK10 1EB
Tel: 01259 452334 / 450000