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LDS Regional Athletics Championships

Lothian Disability Track & Field Athletics 2018

 The LDS Track & Field Athletics Championship returned to Meadowmill on Thursday 10th May with over 50 young people from the Lothians attending the event. Once again, the event ran parallel to the East Lothian Youth Games which helped to contribute to the great atmosphere.

Lothian Disability Sport worked in partnership with East Lothian council, Scottish Disability Sport and Scottish Athletics to facilitate the event which provides the opportunity for individuals with a physical, sensory or learning disability to record times and distances in a variety of track and field events.  These results then allow the opportunity for athletes to be selected to represent the region in the Scottish Disability Sport National Event and therefore compete against other athletes from across the country. Both the Regional and National competitions provide the platform for young people to participate as the format allows different disabilities and athletic abilities the chance to compete against their peers with similar entry times / distances.

The event saw pupils from 10 schools across the region participate with representation from each of the Local Authorities. With Race Running included in the event programme for the first time, we saw a guest runner compete as part of Grampian Disability Sport in order to access more competitive opportunities within the event.

With 55 athletes taking part in the event, track & field athletics remains a popular fixture in the LDS Calendar of Events. Results from the event can be found.

If you are interested in finding out more surrounding opportunities in the area, please contact Jack on 0131 475 2364 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

SDS Senior Swimming Championships (PD) Results

Click here for the results from SDS Senior Swimming Championships for swimmers with a physical disability, held 21 April 2018.

LDS Carpet Bowls Championships

carpet bowls winners 2018

Winners and runners up showing their trophies after the LDS Carpet Bowls Championships held at Meadowmill Sports Centre on 14th Jan.
L to R Christina McSherry (R/up LD ladies ) Colin Robertson ( winner LD  men) Gillian Brown ( winner LD ladies) Neil Shirley (winner PD men) Alan Gordon (r/up LD men). All five will be competing in the SDS Carpet Bowls championships on 3rd February.

 

SCOTTISH JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS SWIMMERS WITH A LEARNING DISABILITY

Click here for the Scottish Junior Champ results for swimmers with a learning difficulty.  Held on 22nd November.  

RESULTS FOR SCOTTISH JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS FOR PHYSICALLY DISABLED AND SENSORY IMPAIRED SWIMMERS

For results from the above event on Wednesday 8th November please click here!

Lothian Schools Swim Gala Results - 2nd November

Congratulations to everyone who took part in this gala!  

Please click here for the results!

LDS 2017 Accounts

Please find attached a copy of the accounts from LDS in 2017.  

 

Full report click here.

Lawn Bowls Championships

 

 

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 :

  • PD Ambulant (Restricted) + B2
  • Carole Martin  
  • Richard Morrison  
  • LD  
  • Raymond Brumby
  • James Bennett
  • Robbie Anderson
  • Paul Clapperton
  • Amanda Craig
  • Christina McSherry
  • Margaret Torrance

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 Disability Championships

 

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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.

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