Scottishathletics will host the annual Celtic Games International for young athletes in track and field at Grangemouth.
And we are delighted to now announce our selections for the U18 and U16 events which will take place on Saturday 4 August.
The opposition features teams from Wales and Ireland and we’re pleased to confirm that there will be two Scotland teams in action – the Celtics team and a Scottish Schools (SSAA) Futures team. This is in keeping with the recent format of the event.
It means more young Scots have the chance to experience track and field action in an international context and for many this will be their first taste of this kind of event.
Congratulations from all at scottishathletics to all these young athletes and their families and coaches as well as the clubs around the country who have been involved in their development over the years.
It is a great moment for the athletes, but also for volunteer coaches and for clubs, too, and we hope that those selected can progress to U20 and Senior ranks in due course and be role models for others in their training groups and at their clubs.
scottishathletics President Leslie Roy (pictured above) leads the delegation for the 2018 Celtic Games, with Julie Mollison as Team Manager and Mark Pollard as Head Coach.
The rest of the Celtics staff are as follows:
Endurance: Steve Doig/Linda Smith; Jumps: David Watson/Linda Nicholson; Throws: Alison Grey/Susan McKelvie; Sprints, Hurdles and Relays: Allan Scott and Stephen Wallace
The Scottish Schools Futures team will be managed and coached by the SSAA, with thanks to them from scottishathletics.
Scottish Schools Futures Team staff:
Team Managers: Pete Russell and Margaret McInally
Head Coach: Chris Baillie
Coaches: Janice Hendrie, Rachael Bushfield
SCOTLAND TEAMS for the 2018 CELTIC GAMES at GRANGEMOUTH
|U18 Men||U18 Women|
|Celtic Selection||Events||Futures Selection||Celtic Selection||Events||Futures Selection|
|Robbie Farquhar||100m||Cameron Marshall||Jade Hutchison||100m||Sarah Duff|
|Craig Strachan||200m||Struan Linton||Jade Hutchison||200m||Alyson Bell|
|Max Leslie||400m||Scott Hannaway||Katie Reville||400m||Iona McDonald|
|Seumas MacKay||800m||Ross Whitelaw||Sarah Calvert||800m||Charlotte Clare|
|Joe Ewing||1500m||Jamie Burns||Alice Goodall||1500m||Daisy Cumming|
|Christian Graham||3000m||Jack Patton||Eloise Walker||3000m||Anna Hedley|
|Robbie Farquhar||Sprint Hurdles (110m)||Ethan Robinson||Tia Henry||Sprint Hurdles (100m)||Ellie Stone|
|Michael Dunn||400m Hurdles||Cameron Keelan||Emma Mailer||400m Hurdles||Dion Ingram|
|Cameron Wright||2000m s’chase||Magnus Tait||Sarah Tait||1500m s’chase||Georgia Ledingham|
|Stephen MacKenzie||Long Jump||Stuart Bain||Ellie O’Hara||Long Jump||Anna Cameron|
|Miraji Ahmed||Triple Jump||Berachiah Ajala||Ellie O’Hara||Triple Jump||Imogen Lewis|
|Ryan Woods||High Jump||Angus Davren||Carmen Neat||High Jump||Michelle Blaikie|
|Scott Brindley||Pole Vault||Reuben Nairne||Sara Barbour||Pole Vault||Cara McCauley|
|Josh Tyler||Shot Putt||Finbar Dunne||Teddy Tchoudja||Shot Putt||Hayley Berry|
|Andrew Bowsher||Discus||Finbar Dunne||Alice Baxendale||Discus||Hayley Berry|
|Daniel Brown||Javelin||Cameron MacIntosh||Keira Waddell||Javelin||Leigh Nicolson|
|Matt MacFarlane||Hammer||Danny Gracie||Kirsty Costello||Hammer||Shannon Waldron|
|Robbie Farquhar||4x100m Relay Pool||Cameron Marshall||Jade Hutchison,||4x100m Relay Pool||Sarah Duff|
|Craig Strachan||Struan Linton||Jane Davidson||Alyson Bell|
|Jamie Stevenson||Cole Milne,||Joda Kokovworha||Anna Cameron|
|Jamie Reid||Fraser Steele||Robyn Taylor||Emma Pedrana|
|Max Leslie||4×400 Relay Pool
|Scott Hannaway||Katie Reville||4x400m Relay Pool||Iona McDonald|
|Seumas MacKay||Ross Whitelaw||Elizabeth Thompson||Charlotte Clare|
|Billy Doyle||Cameron Keelan||Georgia Morrison||Ellie Stone|
|Aidan Brady||Gary McPake,||Emily Miller||Dion Ingram|
|Celtic Selection||Futures Selection|
|Sean Stewart||200m||Alexander Poustie-Williamson|
|Ben Sandilands||1500m||Ross O’Brien|
|Daniel Ferguson||Sprint Hurdles (100m)||Adam Hoole|
|Murray Fotheringham||High Jump||Kyle McAuley|
|Craig Moncur||Discus||Victor Jude-Eze|
|Celtic Selection||Events||Futures Selection|
|Katie Dinwoodie||100m||Tamsin Fowlie|
|Isla Calvert||800m||Sarah Coutts|
|Coirilidh Cook||Sprint Hurdles (80m)||Emily Corrigan|
|Isla Steel||Long Jump||Abbey Orr|
|Vivian Duruh||Shot Putt||Alix Fairley|
|Hannah Kingham||Javelin||Dawn Russell|
|Celtic Team||Futures Team|
|From: Stewart, Ferguson, Fotheringham, Dinwoodie, Cook & Steel||U16 Mixed Relay Pools||From: Poustie-Williamson, Hoole, McAuley, Fowlie, Corrigan & Orr|