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JONATHAN CAMERON

Athletics

Jonathan placed 5th in the heptathlon (7 events) at the scottishathletics Indoor championships. He won a silver medal in the javelin at the scottishathletics u17 T&F Championships held at Grangemouth and a silver medal in the decathlon (10 events) at the scottishathletics u17 Multi Event Championships held at Kilmarnock. 

Jonathan won the Trafford Grand Prix U17 Octathlon (8 events) with 5 New personal bests and represented his school (Clydeview Academy) at the Scottish Schools Athletic Association (SSAA) National Road Race Championships being part of the bronze medal winning team. 

Internationally Jonathan was invited to attend training sessions organised by SSAA which led to him being selected for the SSAA team contesting the Schools International Pentathlon (5 events) Championships in December, during which Jonathans’ efforts, (4 personal bests out of the 5 events) led Scotland to team bronze medals. 

Jonathan volunteers every week at mini athletics run by Inverclyde Athletic Club (IAC) which seeks to deliver fun based athletics for 5–8 year old’s and regularly at an after-school athletics club run in partnership with Active Schools Sports Development.

 

He recently received a Scottish Government Saltire Award for 200 hours voluntary work through his scouts, 32nd Greenock Troop. 

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ROSS DARROCH

Rugby

With the lifting of some Covid restrictions Ross returned to club training and Academy sessions with Greenock Wanderers in early 2020. The focus was on preparations for a u18’s 7’s Championship in Eastern Europe before joining the u18 National squad.

Ross started the first game as a replacement, but was introduced at half time  and Ross took no time to make an impact, running from inside his own half to score the equalising try within two minutes of taking to the field, with his side going on to claim a comfortable victory.

As the youngest player in the tournament he ended up being top scorer which was a fantastic achievement so far from home.

Outstanding away victories over Livingston and Hawick, with Ross playing every minute of both games, saw his West of Scotland FC side progress to the U18 Scottish Cup Final at Murrayfield, this being the first time that the Glasgow club had progressed to the final in almost 40 years.

 

Ross retains close links to Greenock Wanderers, where he has been involved in the coaching of younger age groups, and is held as an example to younger players of what can be achieved through hard work and dedication.

 

 When he hasn’t been training or playing in matches, Ross has helped out at training sessions for the Minis Section at Greenock Wanderers, where he has been able to pass on some advice to the clubs primary school age players, and have his first experience of refereeing matches.

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LEWIS HAINEY

Athletics

Lewis won the Inverclyde and District Boys Brigade Cross Country Championship 2021 

Nationally, Lewis won a silver medal at the scottishathletics indoor championships over 400m. 

Lewis won the British Miler Meet D Race 800m at Sport City Manchester on the 29 May 2021, with a new PB time of 1.50.06, a time which ranked him as the fastest under 18 athlete at 800m in the UK and which was not beaten by any other U18 male athlete during 2021. 

In the scottishathletics age group Track & Field Championships, Lewis won a bronze medal in the 800m. He has been selected for the scottishathletics prestigious 4J National Academy based on his progress over 800m during 2021. 

 

Lewis was selected to run for Scotland over 800m at the Manchester International Meeting in August 2021. 

Lewis has been a member of 2nd Gourock Boys Brigade from Aug 2013 to May 2021, during which time he was awarded the Queens Badge. The Queen’s Badge is the highest award that may be gained by a member of the Boys’ Brigade. 3 

He has been extremely pro- active in providing voluntary services to: 

  • Inverclyde Athletic Clubs’ Mini groups and holiday camps, providing athletic coaching and mentoring support to younger aspiring athletes from the community.

  • The Riverside Gardens Sheltered Housing Complex.

  • The 2nd Gourock Junior Boys’ Brigade, training and teaching the younger members in his spare time.

  • St Johns Church Gourock for their Sunday Service.

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MILLIE PATON

Football

Millie plays for Rangers Women FC and has worked incredibly hard for her successes. After extensive training she is proud to be representing her country at football as part of the Scottish Schools FA U15 international team.

 

Off the pitch, Millie volunteers as a mentor to other young female footballers – helping young women develop self-awareness and self-esteem at a critical time in their personal development.

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MEGAN SWEENEY

Dance

At international level Megan has been chosen to represent Scotland at this years Dance World cup in Spain. She will be performing 3 solo routines after successful audition in December 2021. This comes after many successful local competitions where she has placed 1st in most for her lyrical/contemporary, Jazz and Acro routines.The Dance World cup is described as the Olympics of the dance world and she has worked to achieve this inclusion in this prestigious event

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