Our six for Samoa: Carys McAulay, Ben Greenwood, George Evans, Rachel Alexander, Cameron Tindle, Alisha Rees – with thanks to Bobby Gavin for the photo montage
Six track and field athletes will join Team Scotland in Samoa for the Commonwealth Youth Games.
The selections for all sports were confirmed today at a media event in Stirling ahead of the September trip to Samoa.
scottishathletics would like to congratulate the six athletes picked by Commonwealth Games Scotland for the event, and their families, coaches and clubs.
The six track and field selections are:
George Evans (Inverness Harriers) Shot, Discus
Ben Greenwood (Perth Strathtay) 800m
Cameron Tindle (Edinburgh AC) 100m, 200m
Rachel Alexander (Giffnock North AAC) Long Jump
Carys McAulay (Warrington AC) 800m
Alisha Rees (Banchory Stonehaven) 100m, 200m
George, Cameron, Alisha and Rachel are all members of the scottishathletics National Academy, while Ben has had a Scottish U17 record at 800m recently ratified by the Track and Field Commission. Carys is based in Warrington and competes for her local club.
Athletes from all sports at Stirling on Tuesday – photo by Jeff Holmes
Congratulating all the athletes, Commonwealth Games Chairman, Paul Bush OBE said: ‘Congratulations to all 27 athletes on their selection for Youth Team Scotland and in particular to the seven new additions in Athletics and Tennis.
‘It is a fantastic achievement to be selected for this important event and a great opportunity for them to gain a real understanding of what the Commonwealth Games is all about from both a sporting and cultural perspective.
‘The Commonwealth Youth Games is increasingly playing a key role in the development of our young athletes and ensuring that when they progress to the full Commonwealth Games they are able to deliver their best possible performance at their first Games, in many cases going on to win medals for Scotland.
‘I would like to wish them all the very best for their final preparations for Samoa and I look forward to cheering them on as they make their Commonwealth debut.’
Ben Greenwood, George Evans and Cameron Tindle – picked for Scotland for Samoa. Photo by Jeff Holmes