SportsAid Scotland grants for Para athletes

Monday 13th April 2020

Above: Kayleigh Haggo and Gavin Drysdale at the World Para Athletics Champs in Dubai.

Read the full announcement on the Scottish Disability Sport website

Four Scottish para athletes have been selected to receive financial support from SportsAid Scotland.

RaceRunners Gavin Drysdale and Kayleigh Haggo (both Red Star AC), along with endurance athlete Owen Miller (Fife AC) and sprinter Alexander Thomson (Whitemoss AAC) have all been selected based on performance levels and their sports-specific commitments for this year.

In addition, RaceRunner Hannah Dines (Red Star AC) receives support for her other sport, cycling.

They are among 20 sports men and women chosen to benefit from the fund, which has The Robertson Trust and SportsAid London as its main sponsors.

The grants, to help with travel and training costs, are awarded to talented sporting youngsters in the 12 to 22 year age range, and to Para athletes up to age 45 who are already competing at national level in their age group and have the potential to represent Scotland at senior level.

‘Congratulations to the athletes that have received SportsAid Scotland funding,’ said Pamela Robson, our National Disability Pathway Officer.

‘The commitment from the athletes, clubs and coaches has been recognised and I know this this funding will help with the development of the athletes. Well done to all involved.

‘And thank you to SportsAid Scotland for the opportunity and support, it is very much appreciated.’

Pamela Robson joins scottishathletics as National Disability Pathway Officer

Headshot of Pamela Robson

Pamela Robson

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