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The Changing TIMES The newsletter of Leading the development of sport in Scotland for people of all ages and abilities with a physical, sensory or learning disability Europe’s Best Compete in Glasgow September 2010 During the summer Scotland was proud to host the Cerebral Palsy International Sports and Recreation gave Scotland a deserved victory by 1 - 0 and their highest place finish in any international tournament to date. In this Issue… Association (CPISRA) 2010 Football 7 a side European Championships, The Championships final was competed EVENTS AND an event that included some of the by Ukraine and Russia, ranked 1st and REPORTS best footballing nations in the world. 2nd in the world respectively prior to Teams from Denmark, England, Finland, Glasgow. In a pulsating final, both teams Regional News Holland, Republic of Ireland, Russia, produced some dazzling football which 2 Scotland, Spain and Ukraine were thrilled the near capacity crowd of joined by guest nation, Australia, for 700. At the final whistle, the team from Boccia Brothers the 2010 Championships. The teams Ukraine took the title and received the represent Scotland 4 converged on Glasgow during August European trophy from Scottish FA Vice for 11 days of competition at the new President Campbell Ogilvie. What does it take to be Regional Football Centre at Toryglen a coach? 5 with accommodation provided by the These Championships were hailed as a University of Strathclyde. huge success by everyone involved and Scottish Badminton have made a massive contribution to continues to grow 6 The host nation entered these raising the profile of disability football Championships ranked 7th in the world and disability sport in general across Home Nations success and had high hopes of improving on Scotland. The Championships were co- in Bowls 7 this position in ordinated by staff Glasgow. The Scots from the Scottish DVD to promote SDS ended the group FA in conjunction 8 stages in 3rd place with Scottish following victories Disability Sport and over Denmark and funding partners BRANCH NEWS Spain by 9 - 0 and EventScotland, 2 - 0 respectively. Glasgow City Exciting new club Other group results Marketing in Aberdeen 11 included defeats to Bureau, UK Paralympic silver Sport, Capability Lots of action in Angus medallists Russia by Scotland, Glasgow 7 - 0 and a strong Life, Glasgow 12 Holland squad by City Council and Highlights from Dundee 2 - 0. sportscotland. Special recognition City 13 At the semi final must go to Anne stages, Scotland Marie Arthur from Focusing on progress faced an Australian the Scottish FA, in Fife 14 side who were Project Manager for participating in the Championships, Busy year for Forth Valley Glasgow as a guest whose hard work 15 nation. After a tight first half, Scotland and commitment contributed hugely to ran out easy winners by 7 - 1. the success of this event. Lots of news from Lothian Sport 16 In their final playoff match Scotland The Scottish squad will now commence were up against the ‘Auld Enemy’, their preparation for the CPISRA Training Calendar England, to determine who would finish Football 7 a side World Championships 18 in 5th place. As expected this was a which will be held in Emmen, Assen & closely contested encounter but a goal Hoogeveen, Holland next June. Names and telephone from Mark Robertson in extra time numbers for contacts 20 Regional News Regional Network Making an Impact In the past 12 months the SDS Regional in April having been in the Regional witnessed the impact of the Regional network has been implemented across Manager role for three years with Sport Managers with a big increase in numbers four areas of Scotland. Six Regional Central. The most recent staff joining the of young people with a physical disability Managers are now in place covering the team were Claire Bonner and Andrinne accessing sporting opportunities such Central, East of Scotland, Grampian and Craig. Both have a part time job share as talent development days, school of West of Scotland regions. role covering the Grampian Region and sport festivals and the summer camp. started in June. New and existing partnerships have been The first of the posts was established in developed and strengthened as Local October 2009 with Gary Fraser taking The Regional Managers have a very Authorities, Scottish Governing Bodies, up a part time role which enhances clear focus on Talent Identification sports clubs, health and rehabilitation and complements his existing role and Development. They also have a organisations and sportscotland with Lothian Disability Sport. Gary has specific focus on the sports of athletics, recognise and support the benefits of responsibility for the East of Scotland swimming and a minimum of one other the Regional Network. which takes in East Lothian, Edinburgh Strand 1 or Commonwealth Games City, Midlothian, West Lothian and the sport. The third sport is very much SDS is currently in discussion with key Scottish Borders. Gary was closely dependant on the structures within their partners in the Highlands and Islands to followed into post by Lynn Allison and region. The Regional Managers will also establish a Regional Manager post before Becky Bisland who were appointed support the development of individual the end of the year. It is hoped that by the in November to cover the 13 Local athletes / players from outwith the time of the SDS AGM for 2011 funding Authority areas in the West of Scotland. targeted sports, wherever possible. will be in place to complete the Regional Next to join the Regional Team was Manager Network by appointing a post in Lynne Glen who formally joined SDS In less than a year SDS has already the Tayside and Fife region. 2 SDS Regional Manager Network HiGHlANDS & GRAmPiAN iSlANDS Claire Bonner and No post at present Andrinne Craig Highland, Orkney Isles, Claire Tel: 01467 628812 Shetland Isles, Western Isles Claire.bonner@ aberdeenshire.gov.uk CENTRAl Andrinne Tel: 01224 497201 lynne Glen firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 07577 830360 Aberdeenshire, City of lynne.glen@ Aberdeen, Moray scottishdisabilitysport.com Clackmananshire, Falkirk, Stirling TAySiDE & FiFE No post at present WEST OF SCOTlAND Angus, City of Dundee, Fife, Becky Bisland Perth and Kinross Tel: 07578 242267 rebecca.bisland@ EAST OF SCOTlAND scottishdisabilitysport.com Gary Fraser Argyll and Bute, City of Tel: 01875 619070 Glasgow, East Dunbartonshire, Gfraser1@eastlothian.gov.uk East Renfrewshire, Inverclyde, City of Edinburgh, East Renfrewshire, West Lothian, Midlothian, West Dunbartonshire Lothian, Scottish Borders WEST OF SCOTlAND lynn Allison Tel: 07578 103343 lynn.allison@ scottishdisabilitysport.com Dumfries & Galloway, East Ayrshire, North Ayrshire, North Lanarkshire, South Ayrshire, South Lanarkshire Regional News Regional Manager Profiles Scottish Disability Sport has introduced a new network of Regional Managers over the past year. In this edition of the newsletter we introduce you to the new regional team: Name: lynn Allison legacy from your role with SDS? Name: Gary Fraser Region: West of Scotland: That athletes, identified as having talent Region: East of Scotland: Dumfries & Galloway, progress to competing in sport and City of Edinburgh, East Ayrshire, realising their full potential, hopefully on the East Lothian, Midlothian, North Ayrshire, international stage. To inspire partners to be Scottish Borders and North Lanarkshire, more aware of and develop disability sport West Lothian. South Ayrshire, and recognise the importance of inspiring Start Date: November 2009. South Lanarkshire. the next generation of athletes with a Start Date: November 2009. disability into sport. What did you do before becoming an SDS Regional manager? What did you do before becoming an Name: Claire Bonner I was the Lothian Disability Sport SDS Regional manager? Region: Grampian: Aberdeen City, Development Officer which I still undertake I was an Active Schools Co-ordinator Aberdeenshire and Moray. alongside my SDS role. in Renfrewshire for four years having Start Date: May 2010. What are your hobbies / interests? previously worked in Glasgow and travelled in Australia. What did you do before becoming an I play football for a local amateur football SDS Regional manager? team as well as being a very enthusiastic What are your hobbies / interests? fly fisher. I am also involved as a volunteer I was the Disability Sport Development I enjoy going to the gym, running and Officer with Aberdeenshire Council which with the Scottish Boccia squad and enjoy cycling. I also enjoy socialising with friends I now combine in a part time capacity with socialising with my friends. and going to the cinema. my SDS role. Who are your sporting heroes? Who are your sporting heroes? What are your hobbies / interests? Ally McCoist and David Beckham. Paolo Maldini, Usain Bolt and Rafael Nadal. Spending time with my two lovely children What would you like to see as the 3 What would you like to see as the and competing in triathlon (BADLY!!). legacy from your role with SDS? legacy from your role with SDS? Who are your sporting heroes? I would like to see more young people with That everyone with a disability has the James Cracknell – an amazing diverse a disability taking part in sport, especially opportunity to compete at the level athlete. through school and then progressing to they aspire to and the West of Scotland clubs. The odd Paralympian or two would has more competitors with a disability What would you like to see as the also be nice! competing at National and International legacy from your role with SDS? events. Clear pathways for athletes with any Name: lynne Glen disability from the Grampian area to follow Region: Central: Name: Becky Bisland their dream and fulfil their full potential. Clackmannanshire, Region: West of Scotland: Falkirk and Stirling. Argyll and Bute, City of Name: Andrinne Craig Start Date: August 2006. Glasgow, Region: Grampian: Aberdeen East Dunbartonshire, City, Aberdeenshire and What did you do before becoming an East Renfrewshire, Moray. SDS Regional manager? Inverclyde, Start Date: June 2010. I was a generic Sports Development Officer Renfrewshire, and West with Clackmannanshire Council. Dunbartonshire. What did you do before becoming an SDS Regional manager? What are your hobbies / interests? Start Date: November 2009 I was Active Communities Development Swimming, cycling and socialising with What did you do before becoming an friends. Officer for Aberdeen City. I still do this part SDS Regional manager? time alongside my SDS role. Who are your sporting heroes? I was an Active Schools Co-ordinator in What are your hobbies / interests? Tanni Grey-Thompson, Davie Cooper and Inverclyde. I enjoy running, cycling, highland dancing and Kelly Holmes. What are your hobbies / interests? socialising with my friends. What would you like to see as the I play football for Celtic Ladies and spend legacy from your role with SDS? Who are your sporting heroes? most of my free time training or playing Everyone in the GB Cycling Team! I wish to make a real difference for people matches. involved at all levels of disability sport so Who are your sporting heroes? What would you like to see as the they can achieve their aspirations ‘because legacy from your role with SDS? of the system’ and not ‘in spite of the Mia Hamm, Denise Lewis and Zinedine Zidane. That more sports people with a disability system’. have opportunities and support to reach What would you like to see as the their full potential Events and Reports Boccia’s Band of Brothers Scotland has been very well pool. The British duo, having already represented on the International overcome Portugal at the pool stage, The successes of Stephen and Peter stage during 2010 by two sets of played impressively to record another have proved a great catalyst for the brothers. Hamilton’s Stephen and victory 5-1. They then went on to beat progression of younger players through Peter McGuire have once again been Slovakia 3-2 in the semi-final before the Scottish programme into the GB leading lights in the Scottish and losing out to reigning Paralympic Gold Fast-track system. Four young Scottish British Boccia programmes. Having Medallists Brazil in a tightly-fought players took part in the GB Boccia achieved success in the 2009 European final 4-2. Talent programme. Following the initial BC4 Pairs competition Stephen and selection process three players were Peter looked forward to the World Stephen also secured an individual selected to be part of the confirmation Championships in Portugal in June with silver medal in the BC4 individual process. Joshua Rowe (Perth and great anticipation. Knowing that they event. After winning his pool, Stephen Kinross), Jamie Docherty (Forth had been performing well in training drew his brother Peter in the next Valley) and Lewis McConnell (East and competition in the build up they round. It was a close match between Renfrewshire) were selected to take went into the World Championships in the two siblings and the game went part in an intensive training and camp positive mood. Also heading to Portugal to a tie-break with Stephen coming programme over a four month period. under the watchful eye of Head Coach out on top. His quarter-final match, The trio then undertook another Jim Thomson were Ayrshire brothers against Hungary’s Dezso Beres, also round of selections which saw Joshua Scott and Jamie McCowan in the BC3 went to a tie-break but once again and Jamie continue in the programme. and BC4 classes respectively. he prevailed. In the semi-final match A final selection will be made in he faced home favourite Fernando November where those selected The Great Britain Boccia team won Pereira, from Portugal but this time will be included in the GB Boccia three silver medals in Portugal with the British player won convincingly 7-2 Performance Squad. Peter and Stephen leading the way and went on to face Brazil’s Paralympic 4 for the British team, securing a champion Dirceu Jose Pinto in the final. Anyone interested in getting involved silver medal in the BC4 pairs event. Once again the match was extremely in the sport of boccia should contact The pair finished third in their pool close and went to a tie-break, but this Claire morrison on 0131 625 4415 to go through to the quarter-finals time the Brazilian narrowly won and or email claire.morrison@ where they played world number one Stephen secured his second silver scottishdisabilitysport.com Portugal, who had finished top of the medal of the competition. High Level Support for Performance Athletes Scotland’s top athletes with a disability have continued to receive excellent support from the sportscotland Institute of Sport during their training and competition schedules. The Institute is now operating a one network approach towards the delivery of support services and 32 athletes across ten sports have received ongoing support during the last year. This network will see one point of contact for all performance athletes and sports in order to ensure a consistency of delivery and support. Liz Mendl is the High Performance Manager for performance athletes with a disability and will provide ongoing support and guidance for athletes in conjunction with each head of discipline, the sport’s Performance Director and SDS. Events and Reports Skills and Qualities of a Coach What does it mean to you? One coach could a collection of courses identified by the Regional be the lucky recipient of £250 to support their Development Managers as what people in the region have requested. These range from a Strength and Conditioning learning. session in Aberdeen to Classification workshops in the What are the skills and qualities of a coach or more west, from a Boccia Day in Stirling, covering coaching, importantly of a good coach and how can Scottish Disability officiating and classification, to a new introductory Carpet Sport support the many coaches working with children, Bowls course in the east. Plus many others – please see young people and adults with a disability, many of whom are the SDS website for further details. volunteers? An article on the Sports Coach UK website • ‘Coaching Matters’ – a programme run in collaboration (www.sportscoachuk.org/) starts to stimulate the with sportscotland and the University of Stirling for discussion of skills and qualities of a coach. coaches working with High Performance Athletes / Players “Coaches come from a variety of backgrounds and possess a to come together and share ideas and learn about current range of qualities and experiences from which they develop topics pertinent to them. their coaching skills and unique coaching styles. Coaches then • There is also the ability to try out the recently revitalized adapt these qualities to the specific needs of the performers Typhoo UK Disability Inclusion Training. There are courses with whom they work.Yet, in spite of such individual organised near you. approaches to coaching, it is possible to identify certain skills and attributes that underpin effective coaching. For example, • SDS is sponsoring two coaches to attend the Canadian all coaches need to: Coaching Conference in November and they will be sharing what they learnt, so watch out for some good • communicate effectively with performers to ascertain feedback. their needs and ambitions, relay information and provide constructive feedback • It is also hoped that in 2011, a mentoring programme and further sport specific introductory workshops can • plan and organise sessions and programmes to meet performers’ needs and guide their development be established. 5 But really we want to hear from you, what would make a • analyse and evaluate performance (their own and that of difference to you as a coach? In order to encourage feedback, their performers) to gauge and direct progress SDS is offering coaches the chance to map out a learning • create a safe environment in which the well-being of the opportunity for themselves and to be supported in making performer is paramount it become a reality. Coaches need to complete a coach’s profile and answer three simple questions in no more than • be open-minded in developing their coaching skills and 250 words: What further skills and knowledge do you want knowledge. This is perhaps the most important attribute to gain? What outcomes will result from enhancing your skills of good coaches: the ability and willingness to evaluate and knowledge and how will your needs be meet? A panel their own skills and knowledge, and constantly work to ratified by the SDS Board will consider all the applications and develop and improve them.” award £250 to the selected coach. It is also hoped that other Therefore, if the most important attribute of a good coach applicants’ needs can also be met through different avenues. is to be open-minded in developing their coaching skills and For further details on any of the topics in this article please knowledge and to be constantly working to develop and visit the SDS website www.scottishdisabilitysport.com improve them, then one of the roles of SDS must be to under Coaching, or contact the SDS Coaching & Education provide learning opportunities. To this end SDS is trying to Manager, Heather lowden on 0131 625 4416 or at provide new and tried and tested options to support coaches: email@example.com • The coaching and education programme, which is We do want to hear from you. New Talent Continues to Succeed The SDS Athlete Academy continues to work with Scotland’s most promising athletes looking to support their progress on to UK programmes. The Academy supports athletes with their training and competition programmes by providing sport specific support and education. This year 16 athletes across six sports have received support with a total of six new athletes being inducted. The sports of archery and bowls have seen athletes included for the first time. Excitingly two athletes have progressed from the Academy onto World Class programmes during the last year. Swimmers Craig Rodgie and James Clegg are now part of British Swimming’s Podium and Talent squads respectively which is brilliant news and testament to their incredible hard work during the past couple of seasons. Events and Reports Archery on Target Again SDS has recently formed a strong working partnership with Scottish Archery to assist in the running of the Scottish Indoor Archery Championships and the development of the sport more generally. A development day will be developed in conjunction with Moira Taylor from Scottish Archery and aimed at those players who would like to become involved in the sport in a more competitive environment. SDS will also work with Scottish Archery and attempt to develop a junior club for those wishing to compete. An Archery Leaders Award was run at Meadowmill Sports Centre, Tranent on 3rd and 4th July, 31st July and 1st August 2010. There were ten attendees on this course, all looking to become Archery coaches. The trainee coaches were all invited Anyone interested in trying archery as a sport should contact to attend the archery session at the recent SDS Summer the SDS Participation Manager, Russell Hogg on 0131 625 Camp to allow them the opportunity to put into practice all 4417 or at firstname.lastname@example.org the skills and knowledge learned on the course. Continued Growth for Scottish Badminton SDS continues to work closely French Badminton international 6 in partnership with the Scottish Disabled Championships Disabled Badminton Group (SDBG), BADMINTONscotland, Awards For The first ever French Badminton All and Scotland’s local authorities to International was held in Toulouse on develop a robust pathway for players 2nd - 5th April 2010. A small Scottish and coaches across the country. contingent of Alan Oliver, Connor MacFarlane and Niall Jarvie flew the Club Development flag for Scotland. Alan was seeded one and lived up to his seeding by Great emphasis has been placed on winning his very first international the creation of local participation singles title. Connor McFarlane from opportunities for anyone interested North Berwick competed in his first in playing badminton. Specific clubs international and reached the semi- have been established in Glasgow final of the singles by winning all his (Haghill Community Centre), Fife group matches. Alan then teamed up (Fife Institute of Sport, Glenrothes), with Connor to play in the doubles Lothian (Musselburgh Sports Centre) and reached the final by remaining and Highland. Work is also currently undefeated through the qualifying underway to establish additional group stages. In the final they lost disability badminton clubs in narrowly to Hong Kong China’s Aberdeenshire and North Lanarkshire. together as part of a Scotland Squad. Peter Lo and Chiu Hung Chung. All these clubs welcome new players Niall Jarvie managed a fourth position regardless of their ability. Four Nations Disability overall which was another outstanding Championships 2010 performance by a Scottish team Scottish Squad Training Camp member. Almost 100 competitors from Scotland, The first Scottish Badminton Player England, Ireland and Wales descended Anyone interested in taking up the Training Camp for athletes with on Scotstoun Leisure Centre, Glasgow sport of Badminton should contact a Physical Disability was held on on the 19th – 21st February for these SDS Participation Manager, Russell 21st August at Carronvale House, Championships. The event was a huge Hogg on 0131 625 4417 or russell. Stenhousemuir. The Camp was an success for Scotland with the Scottish email@example.com opportunity for those badminton players collecting 13 titles and 16 players with a physical disability to train runner up places. Events and Reports Bowls Update – Home Nations Success Scotland’s leading bowlers with a physical disability returned home from Nottingham after a hugely successful Home Nations International Match against England and Wales. The squad of ten players put in some stunning performances to win the Home Nations Competition as well as retaining the International Test Match Trophy they won against England last summer. This year’s squad has been greatly strengthened by the inclusion of a number of new players. Kevin Wallace, John Hughes, Alex Ainslie and Garry Brown were all making their first appearance at International level and performed brilliantly throughout the weekend. Other members of the Scottish squad included Michael Simpson, Gary Clelland, Fraser Mathieson, Billy Allan, Jim Sellar and Scotland’s overall team total. Team 3rd Wales 0 points. Barbara McMillan to make up the captain Billy Allan led Gary Clelland and Home Nations Scottish Team. Garry Brown in the Men’s B6 event and all three players were involved 1st Scotland 30 points; 2nd England The Home Nations competition was split into a Men’s Team of 5 (B7 / 8), in some fierce and close competition 24 points and 3rd Wales 3 points 7 over the three day event. In fact, the a Men’s Team of 3 (B6) and a Ladies’ international Test match Home Nations and International Test Team (B6 / 7) and allowed the Scottish were ultimately decided by the final 1st Scotland 18 points and 2nd England players to play for points across a shot of the final end at the close of 15 points number of classifications. Running competition on Saturday night. Garry alongside this competition, all matches played between Scotland and England Brown delivered a terrific bowl under Blind Bowlers incredible pressure to clear two English counted towards the International Test bowls and take the tie which gave Victorious Match between the two countries. Led Scotland the vital points required to superbly by Head Coach Bob Dick and win the overall match. The Scottish Blind Bowling squad, his coaching team of Grace Whitton, led by Head Coach Ron McArthur Ron McArthur and Eric McMillan the Head Coach Bob Dick was absolutely travelled to Gateshead to take part in Scots returned home with a famous thrilled with the team’s performance the UKVIB Home International Singles and first ever victory on English soil. during the whole weekend and was Championships. The Scottish squad of Kevin Wallace in winning all five of his greatly encouraged to see a blend of 16 players recorded their best ever ties finished the weekend as the only youth and experience compete so performance, achieving a fantastic undefeated player in the tournament brilliantly in the squad. The team will medal tally of 15. The men’s team won giving the team a brilliant platform to now begin preparations towards the three gold, three silver and one bronze build on. Playing alongside Kevin were IBD World Championships in South medal whilst the ladies’ team won two Simpson, Hughes, Ainslie and Sellar who Africa in 2011 where the Scottish team gold, three silver and three bronze all contributed superbly in the pairs, hope to improve on their third place medals. The Scottish team finished the triple and fours to win the Men’s B7 / 8 finish three years ago. Championships by winning the Team event. individual Team Standings Cup. Scotland’s leading visually impaired Scotland’s leading female bowler and blind bowlers will now form part Men’s Team of 5 (B7 / 8): 1st Scotland of the Scottish Team as they travel to Barbara McMillan competed in the 18 points; 2nd England 15 points and Ladies’ B7 / 8 event and had a terrific the IBD World Championships in South 3rd Wales 3 points. Africa next year. victory against her Welsh counterpart before being edged out in a tense Men’s Team of 3 (B6): 1st Scotland Anyone interested in getting involved and deciding match against England. 9 points; 2nd England 3 points and in the sport of bowls should contact McMillan then provided a wealth of 3rd Wales 0 points. Ruari Davidson on 0131 625 4414 experience to the mixed triple and Ladies’ Team (B6 / 7): 1st England or email ruari.davidson@ four which secured vital points towards 6 points; 2nd Scotland 3 points and scottishdisabilitysport.com Events and Reports Branches Embrace SDS Promotional DVD MOR SDS is in the process of creating a visual resource to Two years ago SDS introduced a set support the future development of disability sport in of Minimum Operating Requirements Scotland. The aim is to use this tool to support the (MOR) for all Branches to ensure best identification and recruitment of the next generation practice. Branches have been required of athletes and promote the defined sporting pathways to adhere to MOR under the headings available. This resource will also be used to raise the of Governance, Child and Vulnerable profile of SDS and support the development of coaches Adult Protection, Education and and volunteers. Training, Communication and Sports Development. Successful branches The visual resource will take a two-fold approach. A comprehensive DVD will were to be credited by SDS for having be created and will be circulated to schools and partners throughout Scotland, put the appropriate foundations in which will be aimed at participants, coaches, parents and teachers. This DVD place and recognised as examples of will have a direct link back to the new SDS website where further resources good practice across the Association. will be available. The company producing the DVD is WeeFlee Productions who have worked tirelessly collecting footage at a number of SDS events and SDS is delighted to announce that four interviewing coaches and players. Branches have successfully achieved MOR status. These are as follows: • Disability Sport Fife • Highland Disability Sport 8 • Lothian Disability Sport Equality Standard for Sport • Forth Valley Disability Sport After successfully achieving the The SDS Equity Group has met for the Congratulations and thanks go to these Foundation level of the Equality third time and a full review carried out branches for all their effort and hard Standard for Sport in March 2008, of its terms of reference. Key priorities work in achieving the MOR. Scottish Disability Sport (SDS) is include: currently in the process of working SDS officers will continue to work towards the Preliminary Level of the • To ensure fairness in disability sport with all Branches to ensure they not Award. for existing and potential athletes, only have in place the paperwork to players, leaders, coaches, officials achieve the MOR but also put practices A second SDS equity audit of key and volunteers regardless of gender, in place that will allow these processes personnel, including performance age, ethnicity or disability. to be implemented effectively for the athletes, is well under way. Based on benefit of athletes and players of all the findings from the Foundation audit, • To offer guidance and information. ages and abilities. an Equity Action plan is being prepared. SDS is keen to engage with under • To promote equal opportunities in Anyone requiring further represented groups and SDS officers every aspect of disability sport. information about the SDS MOR and key personnel are committed to should contact SDS Participation engage with athletes with sensory • To contribute to the preparation of Manager, Russell Hogg on 0131 impairments and children and young SDS data and evidence for the four 625 4417 or at russell.hogg@ people with physical impairments levels of the Equality Standard. scottishdisabilitysport.com in particular. The SDS Equity Policy is currently being reviewed and SDS hopes to conclude its work all members currently have the towards the Preliminary Level of opportunity to contribute to the the Equality Standard during 2010. review process. Update training has SDS aspires to the notion that all been provided for staff and Board and communities should feel they are a major Training Needs Analysis has welcome and valued members of the almost been completed. SDS sporting family. Events and Reports 10th Year for Summer Sports Camp This was the 10th Anniversary of the SDS Summer Sports Boccia players in Stephen and Peter Maguire. Both athletes had Camp which has continued to grow in popularity with new recently returned from the World Championships in Portugal participants and sports involved at the National Sports Centre Inverclyde each year. This year saw a record number of 51 young people attending from all over Scotland for three days of intensive sporting activity. There were many new faces both in terms of participants and staff which indicates that the SDS Regional Managers are reaching out to more young people who perhaps previously would not have attended the Camp. The Camp continues to be the highlight of the year not just for the participants but also for the staff who assist during the three days. Nine sports were participated in over the three days all led by experienced coaches. This gave the participants the opportunity to try different sports many of which they may where Stephen won a silver medal in the BC4 individual event not have had the opportunity to try before. and the pairs event and Peter a silver medal in the pairs event. Peter and Stephen are also current European Pairs Champions The programme started with an athletics session led by John and gave a highly motivational talk about their experiences and de Courcy and Shona Malcolm, Scottish Athletics Disability took part in a question and answer session. Development Officer. This was followed by coach led sessions in Tennis, Boccia, Badminton, Archery, Basketball, Table Tennis With so many new faces at the Camp it was great to see and Shinty. As well as having our experienced archery coaches the camaraderie and teamwork develop over the three days. Richard Vallis, Richard Scott and Bill Murray we were also able The Staff have to be thanked once again for putting in a to provide some extra training for archers who had recently tremendous amount of effort and hard work to ensure the 9 undergone their archery coaching award. Camp was an amazing experience for the participants. Each year camp participants have the opportunity to meet and Finally thank you to all the staff at the National Sports Centre hear a top Scottish athlete. This year was no exception and we Inverclyde for all their hard work. Hope to see you all again in were extremely lucky to have not one but two World Class 2011 for Camp number 11. Table Tennis Talent Looking Good SDS in partnership with Table Tennis players with performance potential from the event in Newcastle with Scotland has established a Scottish were identified and invited to attend a bronze and silver medals respectively. Talent Squad, comprising the country’s number of training weekends. Led by This superb achievement was also the Terry McLernon, the first time any Scottish table tennis squad is taking part player had won an individual medal in monthly sessions at this level. A fantastic effort from at Drumchapel Table both players and their coach Terry Tennis Club and all McLernon. players have been successfully included With a Paralympic and Commonwealth within mainstream Games pathway, Table Tennis is clubs across the becoming an increasingly popular sport country. within Scotland and it is hoped this talented group of players will be the Excitingly, the catalyst to further developments both season culminated regionally and nationally. in two players being selected for the 2010 UK School Games. Kevin McCormack leading young players. Following a series and Connor Gordon, Scotland’s first of Talent ID days around Scotland, ten representatives at this level, returned Events and Reports Football Flourishes Across Scotland – Regional Development Squads The Regional Football Squad opportunities programme has been a huge success within the school this year with more than 130 players in conjunction with across the three Scottish FA Regions, Motherwell FC. It is West, South East and Grampian also hoped to expand (North), participating in regular activity. this programme going The squads have come together on forward and offer two occasions this season, competing similar coaching and in inter region games. Plans are well playing opportunities developed for a further two Regions to to the Royal Blind sign up to the programme and fixtures School in Edinburgh. will commence in the East and Central Regions in November. There will be National Roadshow three inter regional games spread Programme throughout the season, visiting various locations across Scotland. The Scottish FA in partnership with Schools league Scottish Disability and runners up of each division is as Sport have successfully delivered follows: The Scottish FA and Scottish Disability eight Roadshows throughout Scotland Sport have worked in partnership to attracting more than 150 players with Senior Division A launch the inaugural Regional schools a range of ambulant disabilities. The Gold: Aberdeenshire league. The winners of each regional programme culminated in a National Silver: Glasgow Firhill league qualified to compete in Roadshow which was held on 21st 10 the National Final in June, with August at Toryglen Regional Football Senior Division B Gold: Lothian Hibernian A St Aidans School from Glasgow Centre which saw more than 40 Silver: Stirling City winning the National Championship. participants attend. All participants The forthcoming year looks to be an were then given the opportunity to Senior Division C exciting one as the league looks to attend the Scotland v Spain match as Gold: Dundee B grow, with the potential of a further part of the CPISRA Football 7 a side Silver: Firhill Thistle two Scottish FA regions coming on European Football Championships. board to expand the league nationwide. Senior Division D National Championships Gold: Greenside Visual impaired Football Silver: Angus This year’s National 5 a side Football Junior Division A The first Visually Impaired Football Championships were held at the Gold: St Aidans Festival was held at Uddingston Glasgow Green Football Centre. A Silver: Aberdeenshire Grammar School in November record number of teams entered this attracting 20 participants. The aim year with 53 teams spread across Junior Division B now is to create regular training eight divisions. The full list of winners Gold: Highland A Silver: Lothian Orient Ladies Division Gold: Firhill Silver: Highland Anyone wishing to get involved in football for people with a disability should contact Greig Taylor at Scottish Disability Sport on 0131 625 4412 or email greig.taylor@ scottishdisabilitysport.com Branch News Aberdeen Disability Sport – Exciting New Club in Aberdeen Aberdeen Judo Club, who have been successfully called ‘sensei’. These sessions have proved a huge training and competing in the city for over 50 success with everyone who attended the open years, have now taken positive steps to open night still coming back each week. All players are up their sport to athletes with a disability. now part of the club set up and look the part The club held an open night during the Easter wearing their ‘judogis’ – special judo suits. holidays which attracted nine new participants Some of the players are now attending who learned some of the ‘mokuso’ or etiquette, mainstream club sessions and just before the language and moves involved in the sport. This summer holidays one of these players session also allowed participants the opportunity Craig Stewart received his red belt, a very to try some of the holds and throws and proud moment for him and his coaches. experienced players and coaches were on hand to demonstrate and support throughout. To find out more about the club and what they can offer, contact Jean Davidson on 01224 Following the open night, regular coaching 681398 or email firstname.lastname@example.org commenced on a weekly basis led by the club’s dedicated and enthusiastic volunteer coaches Aberdeenshire Disability Sport – Sporting Success in Aberdeenshire Football Cycling The football programme in the Grampian area has made Following Scott Walker and Ian Urquhart’s successes at the significant progress in the last 12 months with success and Special Olympics GB Summer Games in Leicester in 2009 recognition part of the process. The season got off to a both cyclists have now secured places to compete at the flying start in April with Aberdeenshire winning the A Band Special Olympics World Games in Athens in 2011. Scott also 11 Seniors Section at the SDS / Scottish FA National 5 a side continues to focus on the INAS-FID international competitive Championships at Glasgow Green. The senior success was opportunities with a hope to represent Great Britain again in closely followed by the new Aberdeenshire Junior Squad 2011. This year has seen an improvement in Scott’s times due finishing runners up in the A Band Junior Section. to the continued hard work and dedication he gives. The success at the National Championships led to six Grampian players gaining selection to represent Scotland at the Home Nations U19 Learning Disabilities Championships. All the Grampian players benefited greatly from their involvement and bronze medal finish in Belfast. The hard work and dedication shown by players and coaching staff was recognised with the Grampian Football Squad being awarded the Scottish FA Team of the Year at the Scottish FA Grass Root Awards in January. Archery Archery is rapidly becoming a key sport in Aberdeenshire with two local archers enjoying success on the international stage. Alasdair Hamilton secured his place in the GB squad to compete at the Arizona cup where he finished in 7th place Athletics gaining invaluable international experience. David Gardner, also represented GB at the EPC European Archery Championships The annual Run Balmoral event, sponsored by PIHL, again in Vichy, France. included a dedicated wheelchair 10k race. For the fifth year running the race was won by a Scottish athlete, with this year’s Table Tennis winner being Ross Low. The 2010 event also saw the first lady The table tennis structure in Aberdeenshire is also going racer in Jane Egan, another Scottish wheelchair athlete. from strength to strength. Funding has been secured from the For further information relating to opportunities in the National Lottery’s 2014 Communities Fund to develop the Aberdeenshire area, please contact Aberdeenshire Council’s pathway from local club participation through to the SDS Table Disability Sports Development Officer, Claire Bonner on Tennis Talent Squad. Lewis Clow from Pitmedden has been the 01467 628812 or email claire.bonner@aberdeenshire. first player to make this transition and benefit from this much gov.uk needed support. Branch News Angus Disability Sport – Action in Angus This past year has seen steady progress with a Disability Coaching Course. be delivered in all Angus secondary for Angus Disability Sport (ADS) and schools and boccia sessions delivered its members. A new and stronger The Easter, Summer and October in all Angus primary schools. committee has been formed who Holiday Programmes continue to be have embraced the SDS Minimum successful. To further develop the ADS is delighted to have six athletes Operating Requirements which opportunities available to children with and four coaches representing Special will strengthen the organisation for the future. Areas in particular to mention include the production of new membership forms and cards, a code of conduct for members of the management committee, clear roles and responsibilities for coaches and volunteers and the establishment of new databases of athletes, coaches and volunteers. ADS in partnership with Angus Leisure Partnership Services (Alps), who have representatives from Leisure Services, Social Work, Health, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Dietetics, 12 Community Nursing and Speech & Language, piloted a ten week programme to promote health and wellbeing called Active Angus. The aim of the project was to promote health additional support needs, links into Olympics Great Britain in the 2010 and wellbeing, promote healthy choices, various mainstream programmes have European Games in Warsaw and seven provide an opportunity for social also been developed. athletes and five coaches selected networking and to enable individuals for the 2011 Special Olympics World to move onto community leisure Weekly classes and clubs continue to Games in Athens. activities and mainstream services. The thrive with an increase in numbers programme included health screening, in Boccia and Multi-Sports clubs ADS is also delighted to receive dietetic and exercise sessions. The and an Angus / Tayside team of 16 the Angus Club Excellence Gold success of this pilot has led to a second attending the SDS Junior Athletics Award. This is a club accreditation ten week programme being delivered Championships at Grangemouth for scheme which has been developed between October and December this the first time. by Angus Council to allow the public year. to recognise safe, effective and child- ADS in partnership with Angus Council friendly club environments. Football in Angus has gone from have secured funding for a hoist which strength to strength this year with 42 will enable athletes to access rebound For any further information on children attending the SDS Football therapy / trampoline sessions. opportunities for people with Roadshow. The Angus Football disabilities in Angus, please contact Development squads have increased Partnership working with Angus Active laura Smith on 01307 475367 or numbers and competed at the SDS Schools continues with a calendar of email email@example.com National 5 a side Championships, with events being produced. A Disability the A Squad finishing 3rd and the Inclusion Training Course was also D Squad 2nd. The D band squad have delivered to teachers and SEN staff also represented Special Olympics at the beginning of the year. Funding Great Britain at the Invitational has now been secured to allow future Helsinki Cup and 14 coaches also developments with Active Schools. In completed their Coaching Footballers the year ahead, football sessions will Branch News Dundee City Disability Sport – City of Discovery Welcomes Darren Dundee City Disability Sport (DCDS) has had a very busy part than ever before. It is particularly pleasing to see more 12 months with Dundee athletes attending local branch wheelchair users and children with differing mobility issues and Scottish Disability Sport events. DCDS has an excellent participating in the sport of football. DCDS would like to thank working partnership with Dundee City Council Leisure and Darren Thomson and Gordon Quinton for the organisation of Communities Department through the Disability Sports this event and all the Dundee College students for their hard Officers. DCDS would like to thank the Disability Sports work during the day. DCDS also thanks Dundee Rotary Club Officers for their work in supporting teams and attending who sponsor this event each year with a generous donation. events throughout the year. Seventeen Brave individuals scale Ben Nevis for DCDS Some of the highlights from 2009 - 2010 Seventeen brave individuals walked up Ben Nevis on Darren Burnet coaches Dundee Bowlers 26th September 2009 to raise money for the DCDS Minibus appeal. All walkers made it to the summit and back down A Scottish International bowler dropped into Douglas Sports unscathed and were ecstatic at completing the climb. It was Centre to inspire bowlers a fine September day, however the with a disability from DCDS. temperature at the summit was a chilly Darren Burnett, who earlier 6 degrees at times. The group raised this year was placed 16th in over £2000 and DCDS would like to the World Bowls Tour rankings, thank each individual very much for shared his skills and knowledge their support. The team members were: with DCDS bowlers. The visit aimed to inspire existing Ross McGuire, Allison Reid, Liz players to greater things in their Dillon, Darren Thomson, Alan Ross, chosen sport and encourage Laura Easton, Margo Finnegan, Averil new players to get involved. Anderson, Lynne Meldrum, Neil The bowlers had a great time learning from Darren and took Brown, Charlie Black, Jackie Black, Caryn Prophet, Elaine Ross, Lauren 13 the opportunity to show Darren Grogan, Sheena McDonald and Gordon their own individual skills. Quinton. Discovery Games 2009 Scottish Disability Sport – Junior Athletics Championships The 11th Annual Discovery Games took place during the weekend 19th - 20th September 2009, 350 athletes from all Eight Dundee athletes were selected to represent the Tayside over Scotland attended the event to take part in the Team at the 4th Junior Track and Field Championships at following sports: Grangemouth Sports Complex on Wednesday 2nd June 2010. This was the first time that any team from Tayside has Boccia, Carpet Bowls – Dundee International Sports Complex, attended the event and the results for the Dundee Athletes Motor Activities – Douglas Sports Centre, Table Tennis – Ward are as follows: Road Gym and Swimming at Olympia Leisure Centre. 100m Male – Ben Mcdonald 1st, Hamza Sharif 2nd, The Discovery Games is known as ‘The Friendly Games’ due Gareth Bell 3rd to the relaxed yet competitive nature of the events. The games 100m Female – Suzie Taylor 2nd are a firm favourite and many teams and individuals make the 200m Male – Ben McDonald 2nd annual pilgrimage to compete at the Games. DCDS would like 60m Male – Connor Gablehouse 2nd to thank those that have supported us throughout the last 60m Female – Suzie Taylor 3rd 11 years. The event would not be such a success without the Softball – Connor Gablehouse 3rd following sport specific co-ordinators: Well done to all the athletes who represented Tayside at Boccia – Andrea Law, Dundee Boccia Club this event. Carpet Bowls – Darren Thomson, Sports Development Motor Activities – Eileen Ramsay, SOMA DCDS thanks all those who have made 2009 / 2010 a very Swimming – Jennifer Quinton, Discovery Swimming Club successful year and look forward to working with friends old Table Tennis – Jim Houghton,Volunteer and new in the year ahead. We also are looking forward to our 30th Anniversary programme that will start in 2011. Rotary Football 2010 Anyone interested in finding out more about activities taking During May, 125 children and young people with a disability place in Dundee should contact Dundee City Council’s from primary and secondary schools across Dundee attended Disability Sports Development Officer, Gordon Quinton the Rotary Football Event, taking part in skills in the morning on 01382 432346 or email gordon.quinton@dundeecity. and small sided games in the afternoon. This event is in its gov.uk 12th year and now has more children and young people taking Branch News Disability Sport Fife – Another Year of Progress in Fife Developing individual sports continues retired last year following a highly bowlers from Lothian, Highland, Fife to be the major focus of the work of successful international career when in and West of Scotland playing singles, Disability Sport Fife (DSF). Staff and one ten year period he was undefeated pairs and triples over a full day. Once volunteers are intent on engaging in his class in 100 metres backstroke. again Beveridge Park members and more athletes in more sports more Another, three times Paralympian Fife Council played a major part in the often. Children, athletes and players Caroline Baird, is expecting her second occasion. So successful was the day of all levels of ability interact with child in December and continues to that Lothian has agreed to host the quality coaches in safe and appropriate play a part in the General Management 2011 event. Other highlights of the learning environments. Steady Committee. year were the Third Junior Multi-Sports progress has been made in the year Festival for physically disabled and DSF is proud of its coaches and past to develop the DSF coaching visually impaired pupils and the Annual volunteers and the roles they play in workforce. Professional development Fife Sports Festival which received a full ensuring our members are safe in their opportunities, revision of risk Council grant for the first time. sporting environments. Equity is also assessments and coach recognition a DSF priority and underrepresented Fife teams and individuals continue to are just some of the areas where groups such as children and young excel on the national and international progress has been made. DSF recently stage. DSF arranged a families made a decision to change to reunion evening early this year, self employment contracts for its attended by 400, to pay tribute coaching workforce and move to the many athletes and coaches away from the Council payroll. who were part of the Fife team The three year DSF Vortex at the Summer Special Olympics programme funded by the Big Games in Leicester. Families Lottery ends this year but the and sponsors attended. Stories Association is confident that 14 the current programme will from Leicester were still fresh in athletes’ memories. The athletes be sustained during 2011 and in that team were wonderful beyond. ambassadors for Fife. DSF now Membership of Fife Futures currently people with a physical or sensory produces a monthly electronic sits at five. Two athletes have impairment are actively pursued in newsletter and special editions were represented GB in the year past every way possible. DSF acknowledges prepared to report on the reunion (Craig Rodgie and Lucy Walkup) and the support it receives from Active evening plus another for the Hall of two others have performed well Fife and Sports Development staff Fame announcement. for Scotland (Stefan Hoggan and in particular and is proud of the The General Management Committee Michael Simpson). The fifth member partnership projects and programmes has met less frequently than in is 18 year old Owen Miller whose that have been a feature of the year previous years due to the illness of performances in cross country and past. DSF will continue to offer Chairman Paul Noble. The Finance on the track have been exceptional. mentoring and learning opportunities committee has been particularly active The recent acquisition of an INAS to college students and encourage, due to the considerable amount of Primary classification could not have engage and deploy volunteers with fundraising undertaken to support come at a better time for Owen. the requisite skills and commitment. individual members and development These are our potential Paralympians DSF favours a mix of mainstream and projects. The Performance Committee and Commonwealth Games team discreet sports options but is robust has been there to support the Fife members. DSF is planning to introduce in its pursuit of inclusive coaching Futures specifically. The Equity and another strand of performance athlete opportunities where possible and Welfare Committee has been active in below the ‘Futures’ called the ‘Eagles’ appropriate. launching new standards and ensuring to support and encourage young and DSF is proud of its comprehensive our members are safe in sport. DSF is aspiring athletes in particular. Thirteen annual events programme and indebted to its many partners whose great DSF performance athletes has added three new invitation support enables the Association to be were inducted into the DSF Hall of events during the past year under innovative, creative and persistently Fame at the 2010 AGM and Awards the Celebrating Fife 2010 Flagship busy. Another good year was had by all. evening where more awards than ever Programme. Netball, badminton and were presented to leading athletes, For further information on bowls are three key DSF development coaches and volunteers. DSF has a opportunities available in Fife, please sports and DSF has invited other proud history created by outstanding contact Norma Buchanan on 08451 Branches to Fife to help with the Paralympians in particular. One great 555555 ext 444989 or email norma. development of the sports. The Inter Paralympian Andrew Lindsay officially firstname.lastname@example.org Area Bowls Test Match involved Branch News Forth Valley Disability Sport – Busy Year for Forth Valley 2009 / 2010 has been another very busy year for Forth Valley held at Alloa Academy in Clackmannanshire with a three day Disability Sport (FVDS). In partnership with the Central programme that ran on the 20th, 21st and 22nd July 2010. Sporting Partnership, local councils and many other partner Clubs agencies the branch has hosted 15 regional events again this year. There have also been many successful developments Club Development has been a key focus for the SDS Regional throughout the year, some of which are listed below. Manager in the last year with two new disability sport specific clubs established. The Forth Valley Flyers Athletics Club Golf started in December 2009, run by a committee of parents, FVDS continue to work in partnership with Clubgolf to coaches and athlete representatives, and is now affiliated to develop golf participation centres for players with learning, Scottish Athletics with athletes coached by qualified coaches. physical and sensory disabilities. Three separate sessions The Club provides anyone with a physical, sensory or learning have been co-ordinated at Brucefields Golf Club and there disability over the age of 12 the opportunity to be involved will once again be two blocks of eight week session available in athletics. The Flyers meet on Tuesday and Friday evenings throughout 2010. The sessions have been very popular over from 6.15pm to 7.30pm at Grangemouth Sports Stadium and the past three years with 24 golfers participating over the at present the club has 15 regular members. Right on Target three sessions every Saturday. Boccia club was set up in February 2010 and is based at Alloa Academy in Clackmannanshire. The club runs on Thursday 2012 Club nights from 6pm to 7.30pm and provides anyone with physical, The 2012 club has moved venue to the Grangemouth Sports sensory or learning disabilities the opportunity to be involved Complex this year and runs on a Saturday morning from in Boccia. The club’s committee again consists of parents 10.30am to 12noon. The club was established to offer children and is supported by the local Active School Co-ordinators. and young people aged between eight and 18 with physical The Central region now has ten disability specific club and sensory disabilities the opportunity to participate in sport. opportunities and offers five of six SDS strand one sports. The club has a multi-sport focus offering participants the opportunity to experience archery, athletics, boccia, bowling, Positive Sport Forum 15 football, basketball, tennis and fun games. FVDS working closely with partner agencies has developed the Positive Sports Forum to fill a gap in provision for adults Grant Aid with a disability in the Forth Valley area. The group meets FVDS bimonthly supports and is looking many athletes at ways to in national provide squads and sporting development opportunities programmes for adults. by helping This year to fund Positive Sport equipment has held and training three regional through a multi-sports grant aid events, one application in each local scheme. authority This year area. The Sam Agnew group is now (swimming), Megan Dawson (athletics), Alan Oliver looking at next year’s calendar to see if the number and range (badminton) and Jamie Docherty (boccia) were all supported of events could be increased. by the grant aid scheme. Should you require any further information relating to FVDS Easter and Summer Programme opportunities in the Forth Valley are, please contact Branch FVDS have developed an Easter and Summer Multi-Sports Co-ordinator Graham Harvey on 01324 590720 or email programme this year. The purpose of these programmes is to email@example.com provide sporting opportunities for children and young people aged eight to18 with a learning, sensory or physical disability during school holidays. The Easter programme was held in the Peak Sports Village in Stirling with participants getting to try out a range of sports. The summer programme was Branch News Highland Disability Sport – Highland Clubs Established Two sports groups’ that have traditionally operated under The group held a stableford competition at Spey Valley the banner of Highland Disability Sport (HDS), have recently Golf Club in Aviemore recently to raise funds for five of its formed their own clubs. Highland United Football Club members selected to travel to Denmark as part of a Great (HUFC) and Highland Disability Sport Golf Club (HDSGC) Britain Team competing in a Special Olympics European Golf now have their own committees to oversee governance and Tournament. The event at Aviemore attracted interest from development. Both clubs involve players on their committees private companies and over £1500 was raised for the trip. along with the core coaches, volunteers and managers. This structure allows players some involvement in the decision Other sports in the Highland Area that are looking at similar making processes and gives disabled sportspeople a voice in schemes are swimming and badminton. their chosen sport. The clubs have their own constitutions and bank accounts and affiliate to the HDS branch who will Anyone wishing further information about these clubs still be responsible for all their administration and for national can contact Charlie Forbes on 01463 663301 or email competition entries. Charlie.firstname.lastname@example.org HDS Football Co-ordinator, Peter Corbett, who acts as membership secretary for HUFC stated “I am pleased that the group decided to form its own club as it could attract more businesses that are football minded into sponsorship for games and competitions and already we are boasting a healthy bank balance”. The club already organised their own kit and have some friendly games organised. Ronnie Mitchell, the HDS Golf Co-ordinator was similarly minded as he said “This gives us independence to do our 16 own fundraising for players that get selected for national events and for other events as we get several invitations to compete all over the country and costs can be very expensive for travel”. Lothian Disability Sport Once again it has been a busy year in Lothian for clubs, players have enjoyed success at the Four Nations Disability athletes and players. Championships and also at European level. In recognition of this success the club has been crowned ‘Club of the Year’ at Badminton the recent LDS awards. A second branch of the Lothian Disability Badminton Club Bowls is set to open in the West Lothian area, offering further opportunities for players with a disability to take part in this A team of 15 Lothian developing sport. A number of the existing Lothian bowlers travelled to Dundee on Saturday 6th February to compete in the 30th SDS National Carpet Bowls Championships. With two defending champions in the team, hopes were high for continued success. However, it was actually two different bowlers who came away with trophies, demonstrating the depth of talent amongst bowlers in Lothian. The 2010 champions were Eileen Restorick in the ambulant bowlers (ladies), unrestricted category and Garry Whitfield in the ambulant bowlers (mixed), Branch News restricted category. This was the second occasion Eileen has the 4x100m Freestyle relay, won the Bearsden Shield but as her victory this year came on an event where the British her birthday it was particularly special. For Garry this was his team took gold in the final first ever national title and in beating two opponents who have holding off a strong challenge both played for Scotland outdoors he showed his talent at the from Spain. Jim, competing short mat version of the game. With two former champions in in the S2 class, won gold in the ambulant bowlers (men), unrestricted category LDS had the 50m Freestyle and silver hopes of success but both Jimmy Restorick and Neil Shirley in the 50m Backstroke. Jim were knocked out at the semi-final stage, as was Margaret was also the lead swimmer Brown who was defending the title eventually taken by Eileen. in the men’s 4x50m medley relay team, who took the Football silver medal. The Lothian Disability Sport Swimming Lothian Disability Sport (LDS) and Meadowmill Sports Centre Gala for club swimmers with were delighted to be able to host the 2009 Scottish Disability a disability took place at Sport / Scottish Football Association National 7 a side Dalkeith Campus on Saturday Championships for players with a learning disability. The event 26th September 2009. 49 swimmers competed in the event, was the first opportunity for Lothian Hibernian to compete many making their competitive debut, and everyone performed on home soil with two teams competing, one team in the B well. To see so many new faces and younger swimmers at the category and one team in the C category. The teams certainly gala indicates that swimming in the Lothian area is improving looked the part, kitted out in full home and away Hibernian all the time and that is testament to all the clubs, coaches FC kit. However, not only did they look the part they also and volunteers. LDS had the honour of presenting the Mark delivered the results with both teams winning gold in their Headden Memorial Award for the first time at this Gala and respective categories. were delighted when Mark’s parents agreed to attend in order to present this to the ‘most improved swimmer of the year’. This accolade went to Lothian Racers’ Anthony Swift who has made an enormous improvement over the past year. Anthony, who has Cerebral Palsy, has progressed from not 17 being able to swim a length of the pool to competing in his first gala. Wheelchair Tennis The Winning Wheels Wheelchair Tennis Club, based at Craiglockhart Tennis Centre in Edinburgh, is delighted that its activities can be continued and extended following the award of two grants from the Lottery Fund and Comic Relief for £9680 and £1500 respectively. Both adults and children who have never played tennis are particularly welcome. For further information contact Anna myatt on 07793 968027 or The day was made even more exciting by the arrival of David Hogg on 07835 222533. Hibernian Football Club’s first team manager, John Hughes, who presented the medals to the winning teams. Lothian Hibernian was formed early in 2009 and is a partnership between the long running Lothian Special Olympic Football Team based at Meadowbank in Edinburgh and the Hibernian Community Foundation. The club is open to any player with a learning disability over the age of 14 living within the Lothian area. Swimming The 2009 IPC European Swimming Championships took place in Reykjavík, Iceland and Lothian Swimmers Jim Anderson (MBE) and Sean Fraser were two of only three Scots to make the British team. Both swimmers were amongst the medallists with Sean winning three individual bronze medals in the S8 class in the 100m backstroke, the 400m freestyle, and the 50m freestyle. In addition, Sean swam in the heats of Training Calendar Course Name Date Time and Cost Venue Contact for Booking Course Duration 9.3 Runningsports 27 1830-2130 £20.00 Limetree email@example.com Scotland September House, Funding for your 2010 3 Hours Alloa, club all ages Clacks 09. Disability 28 1600-2200 £30.00 Edinburgh firstname.lastname@example.org 102 inclusion September Training 2010 6 Hours Coaching 28 1600-2100 £45.00 Inverness Charlie.email@example.com Footballers with September Sports Disabilities 2010 5 Hours Centre Coaching 29 1700-2200 £45.00 Aberdeen firstname.lastname@example.org Footballers with September Sports Disabilities 2010 6 Hours Village 0141 616 6071 10.1 Classification 4 1830-2130 £20.00 Caledonia email@example.com October House, 2010 3 Hours South Gyle, Edinburgh 18 Coaching 12 1000-1600 £45.00 St Andrews firstname.lastname@example.org Footballers with October HS, Disabilities 2010 6 Hours Coatbridge 0141 616 6071 Coaching 13 1000-1600 £45.00 Glasgow email@example.com Footballers with October Disabilities 2010 6 Hours 0141 616 6071 How to Coach 14 1830-2130 £25.00 Inverkeithing Inverkeithing Community Use Disabled People October HS, School on telephone numbers: 2010 3 Hours Hillend Road, 01383 602349 or Reception: Inverkeithing, 08451 555555 ext. 496801 Fife or firstname.lastname@example.org or on 01383 602393 Coaching 16 1000-1600 £35.00 Dalkeith Anne Stewart / Shona Malcolm at Athletes with a October Campus, scottishathletics, Caledonia House, Disability 2010 6 Hours Lothian South Gyle EH12 9DQ (Scottish Athletics 0131 476 7328 Course) 11. Disability 9 1600-2200 £30.00 Stirling email@example.com 106 inclusion November Training 2010 6 Hours 11. Disability 8 and 16 1800-2100 £30.00 Inverurie firstname.lastname@example.org 106 inclusion November Town Hall, Training 2010 6 Hours Inverurie 11.1 Poolwork 19 0930-1330 £30.00 Lochgelly HS email@example.com November Community 2010 4 Hours Use Training Calendar Course Name Date Time and Cost Venue Contact for Booking Course Duration 11.2 Boccia leaders 20 1000-1300 £30.00 Dornoch firstname.lastname@example.org Award November Academy 2010 3 Hours Coaching 28 1000-1700 £45.00 The Peak, email@example.com Footballers with November Stirling Disabilities 2010 6 Hours 0141 616 6071 01. Disability 25 1000-1630 £30.00 Kirkintilloch firstname.lastname@example.org 109 inclusion January Leisure Training 2011 6 hours Centre Coaching January 1000-1600 £35.00 West Anne Stewart/Shona Malcolm at Athletes with a 2011 Venue TBC scottishathletics, Caledonia House, Disability Exact date 6 Hours South Gyle EH12 9DQ (Scottish Athletics TBC 0131 476 7328 Course) Coaching 5 1000-1700 £45.00 Gorebridge email@example.com Footballers with February Leisure Disabilities 2011 6 Hours Centre, 0141 616 6071 Midlothian 17 19 02.1 Classification 8 1800-2100 £20.00 Limetree firstname.lastname@example.org February House 2011 3 Hours Alloa How to Coach 18 1800-2100 £25.00 Forthbank email@example.com Disabled People February Stadium, 2011 3 hours Stirling 02.2 Poolwork February Timings £30.00 Lothian firstname.lastname@example.org Exact date TBC Exact venue TBC TBC How to Coach 7 1830-2130 Please Glasgow Will.McConn@csglasgow.org.uk Disabled People March contact Green 2011 3 Hours organiser Football for cost Centre 03.1 Poolwork 8 1730-1930 £30.00 Graeme email@example.com March High School, 2011 2 Hours Falkirk 03. Disability 14 1600-2200 £30.00 Tayside and firstname.lastname@example.org 113 inclusion March Fife Training 2011 6 Hours Contacts Sports Specific Development Officers Head Office Sport Contact Telephone The Administrator Scottish Disability Sport Football Stuart Sharp 0141 616 6077 Caledonia House South Gyle Greig Taylor 0131 625 4412 Edinburgh, EH12 9DQ Swimming Paul Wilson 01786 466502 Tel: 0131 317 1130 Fax: 0131 317 1075 Curling Sheila Swan 0131 333 3003 Email: admin@scottishdisability sport.com Athletics Shona Malcolm 0131 539 7348 Chairperson: Gordon McCormack Regional Staff Chief Executive Officer: Gavin Macleod Region Contact Telephone Pathways manager: Claire Morrison Aberdeen Andrinne Craig 01224 497201 Performance manager: Ruari Davidson Aberdeenshire Claire Bonner 01467 628812 Participation manager: Central Lynne Glenn 01324 590720 Russell Hogg Coaching and Education manager: East Lothian Gary Fraser 01875 619070 Heather Lowden West Lynn Allison 07578 103343 Assistant National Football Development Officer: West Becky Bisland 07578 242267 Greig Taylor Finance manager: Ailien Pallott Branches Administrator: Caroline Lyon Area Contact Telephone Website: Aberdeen Andrinne Craig 01224 497201 www.scottishdisabilitysport.com Aberdeenshire Claire Bonner 01467 628812 Fife Office Angus Laura Smith 01307 475367 The Administrator Scottish Disability Sport Borders David Laing 01573 224202 Fife Sports Institute Dumfries & Galloway Alison Murray 01776 702151 (ext 61269) Viewfield Road Glenrothes, KY6 2RB Dundee Gordon Quinton 01382 432346 Tel: 08451 555555 ext 444989 Fife Norma Buchanan 08451 555555 (ext 444989) Email: Norma.Buchanan@fife.gov.uk Forth Valley Graham Harvey 01324 590720 Administrator: Norma Buchanan Glasgow Gordon McCormack 0141 287 5294 Patrons: Highland Charlie Forbes 01463 663301 Patron, Craig Brown, CBE Designed and printed by Multiprint 01592 204755 Honorary President, Philip Harris, FRCS Lothian Gary Fraser 01875 619070 Hon.Vice President, Jean Stone, MBE North Ayrshire Stephen Browning 01294 317457 Photographs supplied by: Perth & Kinross Alan Clark 01738 477846 Scottish FA, sportscotland, Steve Lindridge at Ideal Images, Bob Dick, South Lanarkshire Millar Stoddart 01698 476131 Terry McLernon, Laura Smith, Gordon Quinton, the Courier, Graham Harvey, Ian Hunt, Jim Innes, Gary Fraser, Scottish Disability Sport is a registered Scottish Charity and a Company Limited by Guarantee Val Williamson, Charlie Forbes and Charity No: SC009609 Company No: SC246327 Andrinne Craig.
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