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Committee Meeting 22nd August

published: 27 July, 2017

The sports council committee meet again on the 22nd August at Meldrum Academy 7-9pm.
£250 Travel Grant for Banchory Schools Orienteering Team

published: 29 June, 2017

Banchory Schools Orienteering Team participated at the World Schools Orienteering Championships in Palermo, Italy.The picture above is of the Banchory athletes in Palermo at the opening ceremony. In total, there were 27 athletes in the Scotland contingent in 2017 and 4 coaches, so the 9 athletes from Banchory Academy made up a third of the party, and Roger Coombs accompanied them as coach.
201718 Sports Council Office Bearers

published: 29 June, 2017

Alan Still Chairman Jackie Smith Vice Chair Jim Conn Treasurer
Robyn Young Squash Grant

published: 29 June, 2017

Next month Robyn Young has trials down in Glasgow and Manchester for the Commonwealth Games and world games doubles selection, the grant will be used to put towards expenses for travel and accommodation for this. It will also contribute towards coaching in the upcoming months before the selection events for the Scottish team selection.
Aboyne Academy Orienteering Club Grant

published: 28 June, 2017

Thank you for awarding Aboyne Academy Orienteering Club a grant of £250 for attending the World Schools Orienteering Championships in Italy. The four 14 & 15 year old boys from Aboyne Academy made up the Scottish Boys Junior School team. Scotland were represented by 27 children from across Scotland, making up six teams in different categories. As well as getting to know their fellow Scottish orienteers, they also had the opportunity to join 146 teams from 27 countries. The Aboyne team excelled for Scotland, producing a gold medal in the Long Distance event (full results here under Schools M2 class) and a bronze medal in the Middle Distance event – the only medals for team Scotland over the week. As well as their success in the competitive events, the boys greatly benefited from meeting and sharing the experience with the rest of the Scottish team, making many new friendships. The event also included a cultural day where the different countries shared their culture with the others. The Scottish team took some typical Scottish food and drink to share, as well as performing Scottish dancing in their kilts. Meeting other teenagers from around the world and sharing a sporting event with them was one of the boys highlights. They all became equals and although they had cultural differences, they could all orienteer and enjoy each other’s company together.

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