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:
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 Smashes Scottish Swimming Records - August 2013
Duncan Scott has had an incredible year of swimming. He's competed and successfully won
- Golds at Scottish Schools
- 8 age group titles at Scottish age groups in April
- represented Scotland at Tri Nations in May
- won 2 Scottish Junior Titles at Tollcross, Glasgow in June
- 4 medals for Team GB at the European Youth Olympic Festival in July, a gold and a silver on his own with silver and bronze in the relay.
What would August bring?
Duncan qualified for 10 events at the British Gas ASA Youth Championships in Sheffield but focussed on 6.
- Day 1
- 100 Butterfly heats followed by a 4 x 100 relay.
- Session 2 saw the semi's to qualify for the final.
- Day 2
- Session 3 - 200 Freestyle heats took him into the semi finals.
- Session 5 - 100 Fly final winning Gold to become the ASA 15-16 age group champion breaking the Scottish Junior Record with 55.43.
- He followed this with another personal best in the 200 free semi and another Scottish Junior Record.
- Day 3
- Session 6 - started with the 200 IM, and later that morning he had the 200 Fly heats. Both events saw him secure his place in the semis. He finished the morning with another 200 in the 4 x 200 relay swimming for his team FIRST.
- Session 7 - semi final of the 200 Fly. Halfway through the evening and another 200 metres to swim in the 200 Free winning Gold and breaking his personal best and the Scottish Junior Record from the day before. His final 200 was the Individual Medley semi final winning Gold.
- Day 4
- Session 9 - 2 finals winning Gold in both and breaking Scottish junior records in both.
- Day 6
- Session 13 - 400 IM followed by a personal best in the 50 Freestyle.
- Team swim in the 4 x 100 Medley relay.
- Session 14 - semi final of the 50 Free and final of the 400IM winning another Gold.
- Fifth last race was the 50 Freestyle breaking the GB age group record, the Scottish Junior Record and the Scottish Age Group record and won in 23.23 to become ranked 3rd in Scotland for all ages.
- 1 competition, 6 finals, 6 Golds, 1 GB record, 2 Scottish Age Group records and 5 Scottish Junior Records.
Duncan has a swimming scholarship to Strathallan School in Perthshire where he is coached by former commonwealth swimmer Elaine Johnston.
He competes for Bo'ness ASC part of Falkirk Integrated Regional Swim Team (FIRST) who is coached by Alloa resident Steven Tigg. Duncan is a member of Scottish Swimming Youth Development Squad and is assisted by the Institute Of Sport.
European Youth Olympic Festival - July 2013
Former St John's Primary school pupil and Alloa resident Duncan Scott has a swimming scholarship to Strathallan School. He is coached by former commonwealth swimmer Elaine Johnston. Duncan competes for Bo'ness and FIRST, whose coach is Steven Tigg. Duncan is a member of the Institute of Sport and is part of Scottish Swimmings Youth Squad.
Duncan Scott qualified for the European Youth Olympic Festival (EYOF 14th-19th July 2013) back in March.
Within weeks the British Olympic Authority (BOA) had invited him for consideration to the team.
He wasn't the only one honoured with selection. Steven Tigg, Duncan's coach since the age of seven first with Alloa ASC then at FIRST, was selected as team coach for the boys.
Team GB came second overall in the medal table with 31 medals. The swimming team contributed to 16 of these. Duncan won 4 medals. Gold in the 200 IM, silver in the 400IM, a 4x 100 mixed relay silver and a bronze in the 4 x 100 boys relay.
Day one of the swimming had him break the Scottish Junior and Age group record in 4.26.28 and take silver. Later in the week he swam another fantastic 100m to again break the Junior and Age group record held by Olympian Robbie Renwick. On the 19th July he swam a personal best in the heats in the morning and was back in the pool for the last session to break another personal best, the age group and Scottish Junior record.
Equus Live, Ireland - November 2013
5 members of the Wee County Vaulters were invited to Southern Ireland recently to perform at Ireland's first Equus Live Horse Show.
The show attracted over 10,000 visitors and was billed as Ireland and the industry's opportunity to promote all that is good about the equine industry.
Joanne and Hannah Eccles, Rebecca Norval, Andrew McLachlan and Hannah Young joined forces with Irelands only Internal Vaulter Charlotte Rimaud to perform two 45 minute displays during the two day event.
The group performed on W.H.Bentley and Tylers Kernel, lunged by John Eccles and were able to show case their individual and pairs routines which have gained them FEI medals at European and World Championships along with a team freestyle based on their British Championship winning team performance.
British Championships - September 2013
7 members of the Wee County Vaulters enjoyed a very successful trip to the British Equestrian Vaulting Championships last weekend bringing home 6 titles.
The competition was held over three days at Bury Farm Equestrian Centre, Slapton.
The club was delighted to win the Senior Advanced Team title for the first time since the club's inception in 2001.
The team of Andrew McLachlan, Joanne Eccles, Rebecca Norval, Hannah Eccles, Hannah Young and Lisa Mercer vaulted on Tylers Kernel lunged by John Eccles.
Success continued in the Pas de Deux competition with Joanne and Hannah winning the senior title for the 11th time. The pair vaulted on W.H.Bentley lunged by John Eccles.
Rebecca Norval and Andrew McLachlan won the Junior title once again vaulting on Tylers Kernel but this time lunged by Amanda McLachlan.
The senior Individual female title was won by Joanne Eccles with Hannah Eccles taking third place.
In the junior individual class Hannah Young was awarded second place. Rebecca Norval was placed third. All the individual females vaulted on W.H.Bentley lunged by John Eccles.
Not to be outdone, Andrew McLachlan became junior individual male champion with Harry Cox taking second place. The boys vaulted on Tylers Kernel again lunged by John Eccles.
The final title was won by Tylers Kernel who won the accolade for the Best Team Horse.
Scottish Equestrian Vaulting Championships - September 2013
In the Individual Senior Female class Joanne Eccles was placed first with Hannah Eccles 2nd, vaulting on WH Bentley lunged by John Eccles.
Helen Anderson took 3rd place on Glaxtown Billy lunged by John Eccles.
Joanne and Hannah then went on to win the Senior Pas de deux class vaulting on W H Bentley.
Andrew McLachlan won the Junior male individual section vaulting on Tylers Kernel lunged by Amanda McLachlan. Harry Cox was placed third vaulting on Glaxtown Billy.
In the Individual Junior Female section Rebecca Norval was first with Hannah Young 4th, again vaulting on Tylers Kernel.
Rebecca and Andrew then went on to win the Junior Pas de deux class vaulting on Tylers Kernel.
Success continued in the Child Individual male class when Jack Wilson won the class vaulting on Glaxtown Billy.
In the team classes the Wee County Pre-Novice class was placed 2nd vaulting on Glaxtown Billy lunged by Hannah Eccles. The team consisted of Mhairi Hume, Claire Logan, Kerri Brykla, Katie Henderson, Sally Henderson and Aimee Roberts.
The novice team were also placed 2nd vaulting on Tylers Kernel lunged by Anne Young. This team was made up of Leah and Lucy Taylor, Joanne and Michelle Messner, Joanne Drysdale and Rebecca Logan.
In the walk section the group notched up some very good results with Mhairi Hume and Sophie Wilson winning their respective classes and Kerri Brykla and Katie Henderson also gaining top 5 placings.
In the pairs section Joanne Drysdale and Aimee Roberts picked up a third place rosette with Leah and Lucy Taylor being placed 4th.
The Novice team also went on to win the open team with a theme class with the Pre Novice team taking third place in their section.
The final accolade of the day went to W H Bentley who was awarded the prize for the best Individual horse.
Wee County Vaulters' website
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.