Click here for the Scottish Junior Champ results for swimmers with a learning difficulty. Held on 22nd November.
For results from the above event on Wednesday 8th November please click here!
Congratulations to everyone who took part in this gala!
Please find attached a copy of the accounts from LDS in 2017.
The sun has been shining on disability bowls in Lothian this year as both the recent LDS Lawn Bowls Championships and the SDS National Lawn Bowls Championships were played in almost perfect weather conditions. The LDS event, held this year on 20th August, is used to select the team to represent Lothian at the national championships but this year we were delighted to welcome bowlers from other parts of the country including Perth & Kinross, Fife and the Borders. This gave our local bowlers the opportunity to test their game against some different opposition as well as making it a really sociable event. We are also indebted to the host club, Longniddry Bowling Club, for their support of this competition which contributes so much to its success. Their hospitality is second to none and, as well as allowing us the use of their green, club members helped to mark ties, provided tea and coffee throughout the day and generally made everyone very welcome.
After some fiercely contested games the final results were as follows :
Wheelchair section winner Steven Key (P&K) runner up Bob Sinclair (Lothian)
Ambulant men (non restricted) winner Gary Clelland (Lothian) runner up Daniel Porter (Borders)
Ambulant men& ladies (restricted) winner Mary Wilson (Fife) runner up Richard Morrison (Lothian)
Less than two weeks later the Lothian team travelled to Aberdeen on 2nd September for the SDS National Lawn Bowls Championships. Sadly, as the result of number of call offs, the team competing on the day was one of the smallest in recent memory with only nine Lothian bowlers taking part :
The early start took its toll on some of the team as several were knocked out in their first round matches but we were delighted when three of our bowlers Amanda Craig, Carole Martin and Richard Morrison, made it to the final of their section. Sadly Richard and Amanda were both narrowly defeated but Carole played exceptionally well to win the Sandy Fraser Memorial Trophy. Congratulations to all three finalists and thanks to the support team that travelled with the bowlers – Helen, Agnes, Freda, Elma and Eric – for helping make the day such a success.
Scottish Archery Association Disability Championships 2017
Visually Impaired (V.I.) category
Held at Glasgow on 27th August 2017
Left to right in photo are: Jocky Elliott (2nd), Nick Murrell (L.D.S. Archery vol Coach), Derek McDonald (Winner) and Jo Long (3rd)
Derek, Jocky and Nick belong to the Veterans' Archery Group sponsored and run by Lothian Disability Sport at Archers' Hall with the kind permission and support of The Royal Company of Archers (Queens' Body Guard of Scotland). ..................... Derek, Jocky and Jo also belong to Blind Veterans UK Bowmen and Scottish War Blinded.
The Veterans' Archery Group, Run by Richard Vallis (LDS Archery Coordinator) and Nick Murrell is open to ALL serving and ex service personnel, including wounded, injured and sick (WIS). The group provides archery training from beginners level to competition standard using equipment and coaching provided by Lothian Disability Sport.
Some members of the group have gone on to being selected to the UK teams taking part in the "Warrior Games" (USA) and the "Invictus Games" this year..A number of members have also recently qualified as Instructors.