Nine land SportsAid grants; Come and Try event in Perth

Saturday 12th June 2021

Gavin Drysdale (photo by Bobby Gavin)

SportsAid Scotland website

SportsAid Scotland have handed out a significant windfall to the nation’s best young sporting talent – and we are delighted there are no fewer than nine recipients from Para athletics in Scotland.

Across these pages a couple of months ago, we were pleased to confirm the award of grants to 21 athletes.

Now it has been confirmed that a further nine athletes have been rewarded for their dedication and commitment to Para athletics, with awards to help them towards training and competition costs.

Well done to the following athletes and their families and coaches on the SportsAid grant awards:

Kyle Brotherton – wheelchair racing; coach: John Owens

Luke Deighan – wheelchair racing; coach: John Owens

Gavin Drysdale  – RaceRunning 100m-400m, coach: David Phee/John Owens

Sam Fernando – 5k, 10k, steeplechase; coach: Ron Morrison

Sean Frame – wheelchair racing; coach: Joyce Rammell

Kayleigh Haggo – RaceRunning 100m-400m, coach: John Owens

Kirsty Soutar – throws; coach: John Owens

Alexander Thomson – sprints; coach: Chris Baillie

Mel Woods – wheelchair racing; Rodger Harkins

SportsAid Scotland award 21 athletes with grants


There’s a special open day event coming up in Perth for would-be Para athletes.

Perth Strathtay Harriers are the hosts for the ‘Come and Try Athletics‘ event on Tuesday 20 July from 4.30pm to 6pm.

This free event is open to anyone from the age of five to Seniors with a physical, sensory or learning disability.

The Perth club last year won our Janice Eaglesham Para Development Club of Year, when it was introduced for the first time as we sought to acknowledge and encourage an inclusive approach by clubs.


Tags: Perth Strathtay Harriers, SportsAid, SportsAid Scotland

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