Young Scots land RPMF grants

Friday 2nd February 2018

Kilbarchan AAC thrower Kirsty Costello is one of the youngest Scots to receive a grant from the RPMF

Athletics Weekly website report (with full list of recipients)

A record number of young British athletes are to this year receive £46,000 in grants from the Ron Pickering Memorial Fund.

And we make it no fewer than 15 Scots on the overall list of 231 athletes from 109 clubs to have been handed grants amounting to that £46,000 total.

The RPMF helps a number of the country’s top athletes make the transition from junior to senior level by providing financial support for equipment, specialist training and travel as well as providing a vital confidence boost.

Combined Events trio Andrew Murphy, Holly McArthur and Joel McFarlane all landed grants and there were also places for young Kilbarchan AAC thrower, Kirsty Costello, young jumper Miraji Ahmed and Shetland endurance athlete, Seumas Mackay.

Included in this year’s recipients were 13 athletes from the Disability sector of the sport, including London 2017 fourth placer Zac Skinner .

Some 52 percent of the recipients (120) were aged 17 or under, and a further 25 percent aged 18-20 years with the remaining 23 percent aged 21-24yrs.

Congratulations to those athletes listed, and their coaches and clubs, from all at scottishathletics on this recognition of their hard work.


Here’s the list of Scots we have highlighted on the overall list suppled by RPMF:

Miraji Ahmed – Glasgow School of Sport

Jill Cherry – VP-Glasgow

Kirsty Costello – Kilbarchan AAC

Mhairi Hendry – VP-Glasgow

Jack Lawrie – Pitreavie AAC

Anna Macfadyen – Edinburgh Uni Hare and Hounds

Seamus Mackay – Shetland AAC

Nikki Manson – Giffnock North AC

Holly McArthur – Edinburgh AC

Joel McFarlane – Arbroath & District

Andrew Murphy – Kilbarchan AAC

Jemma Reekie – Kilbarchan AAC

Alisha Rees – Banchory Stonehaven/Edinburgh

Erin Wallace – Giffnock North AAC

Kelsey Stewart – Aberdeen AAC

Combined Events GB and NI trio Andrew Murphy, Holly McArthur and Joel McFarlane are all on the RPMF list

Tags: Ron Pickering Memorial Fund

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