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

Kieran McMaster

Boxer "Elite Senior"

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Kieran McMaster, is a Senior Amateur Boxer and is the current British Amateur Silver medallist. Kieran travelled worldwide representing Scotland and Northwest ABC in 2015, where his boxing saw him travel to England, Wales, Serbia, Poland, Portugal, Kosovo and the Youth Commonwealth Games in Samoa. Kieran picked up the Gold medal and best bout of the Lah Nimani Tournament in Kosovo and the Bronze Medal at the Youth Commonwealth games.


3 x Western District Champion
2 x Scottish Open Champion
2015 Youth Commonwealth Games Bronze Medalist
Lah Nimani International Tournament Gold Medalist 2015
Represented Scotland on 12 occasions

Olivia Vareille

Mid-Distance 800m Runner

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Olivia is a mid-distance track runner, favouring the 800m discipline. At only 16, she is one of the country’s up and coming talents and currently ranks no.1 in Scotland for her age group. She won her first vest for Scotland in 2015 and her big dream is to represent her country in the commonwealth games.

Scottish champs u15 800m indoor and outdoor 2015
Scottish school champs 800m u16 indoor 2015
British bronze medal u15 800m indoor 2015
4th British champs u15 800m outdoor (2mns10s 85 - 4th quickest ever ran by an u15 girl in Scotland)
Scottish champs u17 800m indoor and outdoor 2016
International game ( Scotland team) 4x300m relay team. Ashford 2016
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