INVERCLYDE AMATEUR SWIMMING CLUB

Swimming

At local level Inverclyde ASC is the only Scottish Swimming registered competitive swimming club for juniors in the Inverclyde area.  The club currently has 145 members ranging from 6-17 and we retain many of older swimmers into coaching and other volunteering roles.  Mini league team finished 3rd in the Clyde Coast League competition, the 6th year in a row with a top 3 finish. We also saw 7 new West District Records being set by Inverclyde swimmers, Archie McArthur and Matthew Garrity, during competitions in 2019. Nationally, the club'smost successful national competition in 2019 was the Scottish National Age Group Championships in March where 15 swimmers represented Inverclyde over the 5 day competition. Based on performances in 2019 -  3 swimmers were selected for Scottish Swimmings National Squad programme: 1 attended the District regional Squad training days and 2 joined the Youth Development Squad. At British Open swimming Championships in April  3 Inverclyde swimmers made the tough qualifying times to race against the best in Britain. This was followed in July by the British summer championships where again our mighty 3 (Thomas Cannon, Matthew Garrity and Aimee Watson) were flying the flag for Inverclyde

INVERCLYDE GOLIATHS

American Football

Inverclyde Goliaths American Football Club gained entry into the British American Football National Leagues (BAFANL) in 2019 after 2 season playing at an associate level. The Goliaths are a senior kitted American Football team with an age group that is 18 years and older. Throughout the clubs 3 years of existence, approximately 100 players from the Inverclyde area have taken part in either training or fully kitted game days bringing a new sport to the 18+ age group in Inverclyde, encouraging more people to become active and involved in team sports.  After nearly 1500 miles of travelling throughout the playoff, the Goliaths would represent Scotland at the Britbowl.. A team in their first season in the league had NEVER made it to a Britbowl, Inverclyde Goliaths made history in their first season.  The team faced off against the #2 ranked team in Division 2 in the Final, Halton Spartans who were also undefeated in the regular season. After going down 2 early scores, the Goliaths showed their grit and determination to stop the Spartans scoring and go in at the half winning the game. The game finished 34-27 to the Inverclyde Goliaths – a brand new team from Inverclyde WON Britbowl in their first season. This was unprecedented and it very much shocked the British American Football Community. 

WATERFRONT ICE SKATING CLUB

Ice Skating

Locally, a superb record of fund raising through Christmas show and other activities. In 2019, the Xmas show involved a record run of 6 performances in December attracting over 1200 spectators and raising over £15,000. At national level the Waterfront club is attracting a growing number of elite junior athletes in figure skating. The number of skaters competing at a national level increased from 24 in 2018 to 37 in 2019, an almost 50% growth over 12 months. By the end of 2019, the club membership included 48 British Ice Skating (BIS) registered athletes who are progressing through the national training program. Considering the number of competitors, the club now represents 6th biggest in Scotland and a remarkable center for excellence in the development of junior skaters. The club has a strong record of developing elite figure skaters. In 2019, the club hosted 4 separate tests rounds for BIS levels, each covering 3 aspects of competitive performance (filed moves, elements and free program). A total of 43 tests were successfully completed. Several young athletes including Jian Bao, Amy Turnbull, Hannah MacFarlane, Emma McConnahie and Kara Best have progressed through more than 1 BIS level within 12 months thus evidencing highly accelerated progress afforded by the club. 

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Sports Club 2019

FINALISTS