Youth Athletes

We developed the Youth Athlete programme as we wanted the help the struggling athletes of tomorrow.  The principle of the programme is to support young, emerging sporting stars in many different sporting disciplines.

Currently the programme has 10 athletes with various sporting disciplines. These include rallying, swimming, skiing, athletics, snowboarding, tennis, boxing, and golf. If we can say that we were part of the next big sporting stars journey, we’ll be pleased to know that we helped create an athlete who can inspire people to invest in sport.

Alyson McKechin

Golfer

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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.

Stats:
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

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 has the 2018 Winter Games firmly in his grasp.

Stats:
7x 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

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 I currently the first driver to compete in M-sport world rally team Fiesta R2 Ecoboost.

Stats:
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

David Bilsland

Skier, Freestyle / Stunt (Aerials)

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David is a freestyle stunt skier who defies gravity on a daily basis. He is currently competing in the European open and is hard in training to attain a place on Team GB for the 2018 Winter Games

Stats:
3x British Snow Tour Champion
2x Scottish Snow Tour Champion
Competing in European Open
Competing in Swiss freeski
Competing in British championships
Competing in Europa Cup
Aiming to secure a place on Team GB for the 2018 Winter Olympics

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.

Stats:
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.

Stats:
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 medalist. Kieran traveled 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.

Stats:
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

Lewis Gibson & Lilah Fear

Ice Dancers

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Lewis Gibson and Lilah fear are Ice Dancers aiming for stardom representing the UK on a world-wide platform. The pair achieved European, World and Olympic qualifying scores in first season together and are hot tipped to have the potential to be the next Torvill and Dean. Lewis and Lilah compete all over the world and are aiming to make their first appearance representing Great Britain at the winter games in 2018 or 2022.

Stats:
2016/17  Senior British Ice Dance Championships, 1st
2016 ISU Challenger Series Lombardia Trophy (Italy), 2nd
2016 ISU Santa Claus Cup (Hungary), 2nd
2016 ISU Open d'Andorra (Andorra), 4th
2016 ISU Cup of Nice (France), 5th
2016/17 ISU European Figure Skating Championships (Czech Republic), 15th
2017/17 World Figure Skating Championship Team (Finland), 22nd

Nicole Ritchie

Skier, Alpine

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Nicole is an Alpine Skier, competing hard to pull up her rankings and make her dream of competing in a winter games come true. This season has been great for her with her rankings breaking the top 10 in all of her disciplines with a 4th in the Slalom, 6th in the Giant Slalom and 9th in the Super G.

Stats:
5x Scottish Artificial Slalom Overall Female Champion
6x Scottish Artificial GS Overall Female Champion
5x Scottish Indoor Slalom Overall Female Champion
Scottish Alpine Nevis Range Overall Female Champion

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.

Stats:
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

Scott Quin

Parasport Swimmer, 100m Breaststroke

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Scott Quin holds the Paralympian record for SB14 category 100m breaststroke and won the silver medal in this event at the Paralympic Games in Rio 2016. He is the reigning IPC European champion and is ranked 2nd in the world in the same event. Scott holds the world's best time in SB14 200m breaststroke. He has committed to another 4 year cycle of training, focussing on Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.

Stats:
Silver Medal at Rio 2016
Paralympian Record Holder
IPC European champion
Ranked 2nd in the world
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