Previous Youth Athletes

Since the inception of the programme, QTS is proud to have supported a selection of top athletes. Here are some of the incredible athletes who spent some valuable years as part of the programme but have moved onto bigger and better things! 

Alyson McKechin


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Alyson is a Scottish Ladies Tour professional golfer and it fast becoming one of the UK’s most successful female golfers. With big aims, keep your eyes peeled for Alyson at the Ricoh Female Open 2016.

Scottish Amateur Ladies Champion 2013
Represents Scotland and Home international, European and World Events
Competing in European Ladies Tour
Aiming to Qualify for Ricoh Women's Open 2016

Ben Kilner (Retired)

Snowboarder, Half-Pipe

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Ben Kilner is a half-pipe snowboarder. The 8x British Champion and world Cup bronze medallist has represented team GB at 2 winter games already. Ben retired from the sport in 2017, after a hugely successful career. Ben now focuses his attention on his business and spends a lot of time helping young athletes.

8x British Champion
World Cup Bronze Medalist
2x Winter Olympic Games (halfpipe)
Vancouver 2010 & Sochi 2014
Aiming to secure a place on Team GB for the 2018 Winter Olympics

Blair Brown (Retired)

Rally Driver

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Blair Brown, a BRC Rally driver and hot tipped up and comer is making a huge name for himself in the Rallying circuit. The Scottish born champion is currently the first driver to compete in M-sport world rally team Fiesta R2 Ecoboost. Blair retired in 2017 after deciding to focus on his studies. He is always there to help and advise other athletes on their careers.

RSAC New Talent scholar 2013 and 2014
Ecosse 205 Challenge Teenage Driver Champion (2014)
Ecosse 205 Junior Champion (2014)
2nd in class Scottish Championship (2014)
First driver to compete in M-sport world rally team Fiesta R2 Ecoboost

Ewan Moore

Tennis Player

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Ewan Moore, the former British Junior No.1 Tennis Player, has recently went pro and started competing the gentlemen’s rankings. With Wimbledon and the Australian open under his belt already, Ewan is aiming for his first appearance at the French and a return to Wimbledon in 2016.

British Junior No. 1 Ranking (2014)
Czech Grade 1 ITF Juniors Finalist
Winner of the ITF Copernicus Bowl in Poland
Winner of the Junior Zagreb Cup
Maindraw Wimbledon Juniors & Doubles
Maindraw Australian Open Juniors & Doubles
Poland Grade 3 ITF Juniors Winner

Joe Ham

Boxer, Professional (Super Bantamweight)

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Joe Ham is a Super Bantamweight boxer from Glasgow. Trained by his father at his Hayfield Boxing Club, Joe works hard to ensure he is at his physical peak. With 102 wins out of 130 fights, Joe is aiming for boxing stardom. The 10 x Scottish Amateur Champion and 2 x British Amateur Champion has already achieved so much. Representing Scotland worldwide, Joe is becoming one of the country’s biggest boxing success stories. As a member of the Scottish commonwealth team, Joe did well representing his country in the 2014 games.

10x Scottish Champion (Amateur)
2x British Champion (Amateur)
Represents Scotland all over the World
Won 15 Multinational Medals
Represented Scotland in 2014 Commonwealth Games
Won 102 fights out of 130
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