Six Scots land places on the UK Athletics Para World Class Programme

Wednesday 19th October 2022

Paralympic champion Owen Miller – one of six Scots named on the WCP by UK Athletics

British Athletics website announcement 

Six Scots have been named on the Paralympic World Class Programme (WCP) by UK Athletics.

The Paralympic WCP is UK Sport’s National Lottery funded initiative supporting the delivery of success at named milestone targets, namely outdoor track World and European championships, and the Paralympic Games.

The WCP is split into several levels reflecting the actual and potential performance levels of athletes: Podium, Podium Potential and Confirmation.

Athletes are nominated for the WCP to further the aim of UK Athletics to win medals at the 2024 and/or 2028 Paralympic Games.

Therefore, UK Athletics must be confident that any athlete nominated for the WCP has the realistic potential and demonstrable performance capability and capacity to make the necessary progress to achieve a medal at least in one of the next two Paralympic Games.

In total, there are 39 British athletes with the Scottish cohort strong at six athletes.

*Samantha Kinghorn (Rodger Harkins, Red Star AC), Maria Lyle (Jamie Bowie, Team East Lothian) and Owen Miller (Steve Doig, Fife AC) are named at Podium level.

*Derek Rae (Steve Doig, Fife AC) is named at Podium Potential level.

*Steven Stone (Gary Manson, Forth Valley Flyers) and Melanie Woods (Rodger Harkins, Red Star AC) are named at Confirmation level.

Well done to all these athletes and their families, coaches and clubs for being recognised by UK Athletics as meriting WCP support to help progress their careers.

Melanie Woods and Samantha Kinghorn pictured at Birmingham 2022 (photo by Bobby Gavin)


Tags: Derek Rae, Maria Lyle, Melanie Woods, Owen Miller, Para athletics, Samantha Kinghorn, Steven Stone, WCP, World Class Programme

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