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Ruaridh Fisher Young Male Award winner

published: 20 March, 2017

*Sponsored by McIntosh Plant Hire (Aberdeen Ltd) Ltd and presented by Bert McIntosh Name Ruaridh Fisher (Kintore) – Figure Skating Ruaridh shows immense commitment to improve his technical ability on ice, particularly using experience & maturity gained at US Olympic Team Facility & Coaches - harnessing his mental preparation to deliver under Competitive pressures. Throughout the season, his dedication produced improving PB scores in technical and component performance. Rising National Rankings also reflect this success. *Ranked No. 2 JM in UK & No 1 in Scotland (4th consecutive year) * Team GB International Gold Medallist - ISU Crystal Skate, Romania. * GBR Gold Medallist, Skate Southern Club International 2016, London. *Qualified for Team GB Talent Potential Squad Club/Team Aberdeen Figure Skating Club
Jackie Lockhart Sports Personality of the Year

published: 20 March, 2017

*Sponsored by Aberdeenshire Council and presented by Cllr Allison Grant Deputy Provost of Aberdeenshire Council Name: Jackie Lockhart (Stonehaven) Club/Team name: Curling *Ladies Scottish and World Senior Curling Champion 2016. Current level of involvement: International-*Ladies Scottish and World Senior Curling Champion 2016 Sports Person Jackie Lockhart Curling. The Men’s and Women’s Finals of the Go Coco Scottish Curling Senior Championships took place at a packed Lanarkshire Ice Rink on Sunday 28th February 2016. The winners were Team Lockhart (Jackie Lockhart – skip, Christine Cannon, Isobel Hannen, Margaret Richardson) taking the 2016 Scottish Curling Senior Women’s Championship title. The team went on to represent Scotland at the World Senior Curling Championships in Karstad, Sweden, 16th – 23rd April 2016.
£300 Grant for Grampian Disability Sport

published: 10 March, 2017

The sports council were delighted to support the Grampian Disability Sport Get Out and Get Active Project Launch on the 5th March at Garioch Sports Centre Inverurie.
Grampian Disability Sport (GDS) Get Out Get Active Project Launch (GOGA)

published: 10 March, 2017

Grampian Disability Sport (GDS) Get Out Get Active Project Launch (GOGA) On Sunday 5th March Grampian Disability Sport held their Get Out Get Active (GOGA) project launch at Garioch Sports Centre, Inverurie. The launch was a great success with over 35 participants coming along with their families to hear about the project and get involved in the adapted cycling taster session. The overall project aim is to have better opportunities for people with disabilities of all ages, along with their families and friends, to be included within existing mainstream walking, cycling, swimming and triathlon programmes across the rural and urban Grampian region. The main focus of the project in Grampian is the set up of three adapted cycling hubs one in Aberdeenshire, one in Aberdeen City and one in Moray. As part of the launch Fabb Scotland travelled up from Edinburgh with their adapted bikes so people could see and try the variety of adapted cycling equipment on offer. The bikes never stopped the whole day with participants moving from one bike to another with many managing to find a bike they could use independently. The next stage of the cycling project is to train staff in the adapted cycling equipment which will take place on 21st April in Inverurie. GDS have also been successful to secure funding from Inverurie Youth Sports Foundation to purchase a container to store the adapted bikes at Garioch Sports Centre. All there is left to do now is to get the adapted cycling equipment ordered with the Spirit of 2012 GOGA money. This will allow for the first EVER adapted cycling hub to up and running in Grampian at Garioch Sports Centre, Inverurie. Everyone who attended the launch was very excited about having this hub local to them with not too long to wait until it is in full swing. There is work also taking place with Paths for All to open up their existing health walks to anyone of any ability across the Grampian area. Scottish Swimming our swimming partner are offering training to swimming teachers to make adaptations for children with disabilities within a learn to swim environment. The launch event would not have been the success it was without the support of Aberdeenshire Sport Council who provided funding for the launch to allow us to have a relaxed social gathering to chat with families about their needs in the area and also bring the specialised equipment up for the day for families to try. For further information about the GOGA Project please contact Gemma Lewis on 07768 051470 or email: gemma.lewis@aberdeenshire.gov.uk.
Coaching Success for Banchory Trampoline Club Members

published: 10 March, 2017

Banchory Trampoline & DMT Club were awarded a grant of £300 by the sports council. All six club member coaches were successful in their coaching exam on the 11th February and are now level 1 trampoline coaches. The successfull coaches are Gill Harrison, Gwynneth Tucker, Graham Ross, Lewis Byers, Léa Carlier & Charlotte Clark.

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