Glasgow Jaguars all set for new National League season

Friday 9th June 2023

Ethan Pottie in action for Scotland at Loughborough with Finlay Waugh in background – both set to represent Glasgow Jaguars this weekend (photo by Bobby Gavin)

Glasgow Jaguars head to Eton this weekend for the first of three matches in this year’s campaign in the National Athletics League Premiership – and hoping for a strong start.

Competing teams in Sunday’s fixture are Crawley, Newham and Essex Beagles, Harrow AC, Notts AC, Shaftesbury Barnet, Windsor Slough Eton and Hounslow and Woodford Green and Essex Ladies.

Scottish international Reuben Nairne and second ranked UK vaulter is aiming to build on his strong start to the season and will also compete in the Long Jump.

Fellow international at Loughborough, Bera Ajala pulls on the pink and black in the Triple Jump with Kyle Alexander and Greg Kelly a strong duo in the 400m. They  are joined by fellow Loughborough pick Max Leslie in the 4x400M.

Ethan Pottie, a team stalwart last season and newcomer Finlay Waugh will be looking for fast times in the sprints after also representing Scotland at Loughborough.

The team includes regulars Andrew Peck (Discus and Shot), Euan Urquhart (Discus, Shot and Long Jump), Amit Kumar (HJ) in good form after injury last season, Kieran Halliday (TJ) and Sam MacNeil (Steeplechase).

Newcomers Dakota Sattar (PV), Stewart Greenhalgh (200M, 4×100) and Struan Linton (4×100) Bradley Francis (400MH, 4×400), Euan Wallace (HJ, 110MH, 400MH), Lewis Craigie (Hammer), William Bailey (Javelin) and Gavin Cooney (800M, 1500M) are welcomed to the team.

Bera Ajala (above) and Lois Garland both competed for Scotland at Loughborough (photo by Bobby Gavin)

On the women’s side Dawn Russell, fresh from a Scottish U20 record in the Javelin and her first Senior Scotland vest in Loughborough, competes in the Javelin and Hammer and Teddy Tchoudja another Senior international, goes in the Shot, alongside newcomer Scotland U20 internationalist Meghan Porterfield, who also goes in the Discus.

New Scotland international Lois Garland, who also gained her first Scotland Senior vest at Loughborough goes in the sprints, where she is joined by World Masters double silver medallist and New York sprint winner Stacey Downie.

Katie Ord (Hammer) and Kiera Maxwell (Discus) will be looking to score strongly while Sara Barbour will be looking to take advantage of the strong competition to improve on her PB in the vault.

Anna Forbes competes in the Long and Triple Jump, with Hannah Wallace, third-ranked Long Jumper pulling on the pink and black again and Georgia Morrison is in the 4x400M.

Carolyn Cameron, Lauren Stoddart, Alicia Paton and Anise McAuley Orr again tackle the middle-distance events and will be looking for good races. Becky Dunphy will race the steeplechase.

The team welcomes Catriona Scott (400MH), Jilly Lefebvre(HJ), Laura Buchan(TJ), Emma Barclay, and Eve MacCallum (PV) to the team while Kathryn Christie makes a welcome return to the track after injury.

Huge thanks to the Officials, who gain maximum points for the team and for the team managers and coaches, who are travelling to support the team.

The match will be streamed on Vinco and live results will appear on OpenTrack.

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We are indebted to our sponsors Glasgow Life and to Joma and we would also like to thank Tru Wealth, who have supported the team over the last three years.

Thanks also to scottishathletics who have offered invaluable assistance in help with registration of athletes.

With thanks to Moira Maguire

Teddy Tchoudja and Kyle Alexander (photos by Bobby Gavin)

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