Ross Darroch

Rugby & Athletics

Ross is Greenock Wanderers Midi Section (ages 11-17) Player of the Year.

And in athletics - Inverclyde District Athletics Championships - winner of S2 100m & 200m.

At a National level he is also  part of the SRU  Rugby Under 14 Glasgow & The West District Squad.

Matthew Garrity


Matthew is an excellent role model for other young swimmers within the local community and his continued excellent performances help to raise the profile of swimming and also his home Club within the swimming community. His enthusiasm and commitment doesn’t go unnoticed and he was awarded the coaches award for senior swimmer and the Swimmers swimmer award for 2018 at the recent Inverclyde ASC presentation awards ceremony. Matthew volunteers as a coach on Sunday evenings helping with the younger squads of Inverclyde ASC

He has had another very successful competitive year with superb results at both local and West District level.  He broke the 13 year old age group long course West District record for the 100m and 200m breaststroke and later in December broke the 14 year old age group short course West District record for the 50m Breaststroke.At West District he won 9 gold, 3 silver and 2 bronze medals in individual events At other local meets he also gained 7 gold and 7 silver medals in individual events

Currently ranked 1st in Scotland for the 50m (short course) breaststroke, 100m (short course and long course) breaststroke and 200m (short course and long course) breaststroke for his age group. January 2018 Matthew won gold medal and silver medals at the Brodies Scottish Schools swimming championships in the 13-14year age group for the 200m and 100m breaststroke.


At Scottish Swimming National Championships during 2018 he won the gold medal for the 200m Breaststroke and was Scottish Age group champion for this event. He also won gold for 50m breaststroke, silver for the 200m individual medley, 100m breaststroke and 1500m freestyle and bronze for the 400m individual medley.


Based on his performances he was selected for Scottish Swimming’s national squad, youth development squad and attends national training camps with this squad.


Matthew had his first taste of international competition when he qualified for the British Summer championships in Sheffield where he finished 6th in his age group for the 100m breaststroke and 11th for the 200m breaststroke.


He was selected to join the Scotland West team to participate in the Lincoln Vulcan’s meet and the National County Team championships in Sheffield. Competing at the Lincoln Vulcan’s meet he smashed his pb’s to win 3 gold medals in the 200m freestyle, 100m breaststroke and 200m individual medley. A magnificent performance by the Scotland West team saw them finish 2nd at the National Team championships, the highest ever placing by a Scottish team.


Currently ranked 7th in Britain for the 100m and 200m Breaststroke and 6th for the 50m Breaststroke in his age group.

Scott Hannaway


At local level Scott is the fastest Inverclyde athlete of all age groups 100m, 200m, 400m and the 

third fastest 400m Inverclyde area athlete of all time. 

At national level Scott  is West of Scotland Champion 200m.

Scottish Athletic Indoor league Champion 200m 

Scottish Central Athletic League Champion 200m, 400m

Scottish Athletic League Champion 200m 

Scottish National Indoor Championship Silver 200m

Scottish National Outdoor Championship Bronze 200m

Scottish National Indoor Relay Championship 4 x 200m Finalist 

Scottish National Outdoor Relay Championship 4 x 400m Relay Silver  


And at international level Scott has the achievement of Celtic International Scotland Future Team 400m and 4 x 400m relay

Stuart Maclees

Lawn Bowling

Stewart has been the youngest ever winner of Greenock and District Singles Championship at Senior level.  As a member of the Port Glasgow bowling club team they win Greenock and District Triples League.  He represented Renfrewshire Bowling Club Association at both senior and under 25s level and he won 2 of the 3 singles competitions at Port Glasgow Bowling Club.  

He is delighted to have been selected to represent Scotland’s Young Indoor Bowling  at under 17s and Scottish Indoor Bowling Association. ​

Harry McGill


15 year old Harry had a clean sweep in Greenock Glenpark Harriers Junior Championship in the 2017-18 season winning all 8 club races. He then started the 2018-19 season by winning the J.G Cameron 4km road race outright, beating all the club’s Senior athletes.  At national level Harry was 1st Junior in the Great Scottish 10K and 20th overall from a field of over 7000 runners in a time of 33.56 minutes, making him the 2nd fastest Junior athlete in Scotland in 2018 over the distance (18th in the UK).


In his age category on the track, Harry is 8th fastest over 3000m and 18th over 1500m. He made final of the 1500m at National U17 Championships in his first year at the age group finishing in the top 10. His outstanding performances over the year gained him selection for West District Team in the Scottish Inter district Cross County championships. At international level he was against the best runners in Britain, Harry competed in the UK Cross Challenge series in Cardiff, finishing top Scot and 22nd overall.   He followed that up in Liverpool when he was 2nd Scot and 31st overall. These performances along with his 4th place at the West District Cross Country Championships gained him selection for the Scotland Team in the Celtic International in Belfast – his first International best.

Now with the Harriers 8 years, Harry’s his enthusiasm remains undiminished, travelling regularly from his home in Largs 3 or 4 times a week for training and races.He is known to be a hard working athlete  with a positive attitude, continually encouraging those around him. He is a role model not only to the young athletes, but also the senior athletes in the club.

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Young Sports Personality 2018