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Lothian Boccia Championships 2015

Lothian Boccia Championships 2015

 

This year's Lothian Boccia Championship for athlete's with a physical or learning disability has been scheduled for Saturday 13th June.  After being introduced to the calendar for the first time last year, the Jack Kane Centre will again play host to the Regional competition and hopefully build on the encouraging number from last year.

The event is open to players of all ages with a physical or learning disability and will be used to select players for the National event later on in the year.  Pleased find a summary of details below:

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Lothian Schools 5-a-side Football Festival & Competition

Lothian Schools 5-a-side Football Festival & Competition

Lothian Schools 5-a-side Football Festival and Competition

Thursday 5th March 2015

The annual Lothian 5-a-side festival for secondary aged pupils with a learning disability saw a change of venue from previous years, as Portobello Powerleague played host for the first time.  The last minute change of venue was embraced by all nine schools entered, with representation from all four local authorities which is again very pleasing.

The format of the event remained the same, with six skill stations delivered in the morning session allowing the young people to perfect their passing, dribbling and shooting techniques before putting this into practice after lunch.  These sessions were delivered by coaches and volunteers from Street Soccer and the SFA, proving a huge hit with the majority of the young people in attendance on the day.  The close partnership working and hard work of Street Soccer and the SFA is crucial to these events, providing the platform for the school pupils to enhance their skills and participate against their peers from across the region.

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Lothian Carpet Bowls Championships - Sunday 30th November

Lothian Carpet Bowls Championships - Sunday 30th November

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Carpet Bowls Championships - Sunday 30th November 2014

Musselburgh Sports Centre, East Lothian

Experienced bowlers Amanda Craig, Stewart Martin and Neil Shirley proved victorious in their respective sections at the Regional Carpet Bowls Championships on Sunday 30th November.  After a handful of withdrawals on the day, twenty eight bowlers were looking to secure a place on the Lothian team for the National Championships in Dundee on the 31st January 2015. 

In the ladies section for players with a learning disability, West Lothian bowler Amanda Craig experienced some mixed results during the group stage of the competition, winning two and losing one.  However she soon found her form at the semi final stage as she convincingly overcame Prestonpans bowler Carole White before coming up against Philippa Robinson in the final.  Philippa had played excellently throughout the day on her debut at the competition and was unfortunate to lose out in the final as Amanda Craig reclaimed the trophy she also won last year.

In the male section, Stewart Martin managed to defeat the experienced campaigner and multiple time previous winner Gordon Graham of West Lothian 10-3 in the final.  The tie was slightly closer than the score line would suggest as Prestonpans stalwart Martin galloped into a 6 shot lead after only two ends and this gap proved too much for Graham to claw back.

In the section for players with a physical disability, previous winner Neil Shirley re-claimed the title in the combined PD section.  Shirley proved too strong for Margaret Brown and Jimmy Restorick, although did lose out to the experienced Robert Kelly meaning he would have to claim the title on shot difference from club mate Jimmy Restorick. 

Well done to the winners and all bowlers who participated, making the event very competitive and enjoyable throughout.  Thanks is extended to Musselburgh Sports Centre, Prestonpans Disability Bowling Club and all volunteers who gave up time to mark ties and support the event.

Winners

Players with a Learning Disability

 Ladies

Winner:                Amanda Craig (West Lothian)

Runner Up:         Philippa Robinson (Lothian Special Olympics)

 

Male

Winner:                Stewart Martin (P'pans Disability Bowling Club)

Runner Up:         Gordon Graham (West Lothian)

 

Players with a Physical Disability

Combined Section

Winner:                Neil Shirley (P'pans Disability Bowling Club)

Runner Up:         Jimmy Restorick (P'pans Disability Bowling Club)

 

Neal Herbert

Lothian Disability Sport

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