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