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Commonwealth Title for Abigael Mcbeath

published: 25 May, 2016

I was selected by Judo Scotland to represent Scotland in the Commonwealth Judo Championships in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. On Saturday 23rd April I travelled out on the long 26 hour journey to Port Elizabeth, South Africa alongside 7 other athletes and 2 coaches all representing Scotland. I was to fight on the Wednesday (in the juniors) and Thursday (in the seniors). On the Wednesday I was faced with 3 tough fights which included one against the African number 1. I fought the best I could and came out with the result of winning all three fights to become Junior Commonwealth Champion. On the Thursday I competed in the senior category which is slightly out of my comfort zone. I had 3 fights one of which lasted just over 7minutes (4 minutes is a regular contest). To my own surprise I won 2 out of my 3 fights this day, leaving me with the silver medal, only losing out to a women from India who is competing in the Rio Olympics this year. Overall I really enjoyed the trip and it was a great experience for my judo to be able to develop and the trip has given me plenty of things on which I can work on as well as two medals. Although this was a very memorable moment in my life I hope it to not be the last in my judo career, I wish to find myself travelling to an increased number of trips like these in the future and strive to better myself at every one.
Debbie Moore Triathlete

published: 18 May, 2016

The grant will help me significantly with my training. I currently live in Alford and commute every day into Aberdeen to train so it will be going towards petrol money.I hope to compete at the Commonwealth Games in 2018 for triathlon and am part of the Girls for Gold Coast Training Squad.
Grant Andrew McRae Table Tennis Player

published: 06 May, 2016

I was delighted to be awarded a grant from the Aberdeenshire Sports Council to help with my table tennis. I train with the Scottish Table Tennis Youth Squad and have played for Scotland twice. Some of the grant will be used to pay for a weekend table tennis training camp in May run by Table Tennis Scotland in Drumchapel. I am going to use the rest of the money to help me replace the rubbers on my bat in time for the new table tennis season. I am currently ranked in the top ten in Scotland in the Cadet age group. Next season, I move up an age group and my goals are to be a top ten Junior player, to play in an English table tennis tournament and to continue to improve my backhand.
£200 Grant Aid for Craig Fyfe

published: 06 May, 2016

In the Double Mini Trampoline event (DMT) Craig Fyfe from Banchory Trampoline and DMT Club was crowned 2015 Scottish Champion. Craig Fyfe retained the men’s title after delivering a number of strong passes. Scottish Mens DMT champion. Craig’s performances also claimed him the Tariff shield. In the trampoline event Craig was crowned 2015 mens NDP 8 Scottish Champion. Comment - The grant would help greatly towards travel costs to competitions, entry costs to competitions and also to help towards traning costs. Future - So i can keep training 4-6 times a week, improving form and gaining bigger skills.
£200 Grant for Stonehaven Skier

published: 06 May, 2016

Angus Jacobs a member of Aberdeen Snow Sports Club received a £200 Talented individual grant. Angus is planning on basing himself in the Alps for a full season next year so as he can focus all his efforts on pushing his skills.

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