2017 School Games Success for Tayside Trio

Thursday 31st August – Sunday 3rd September saw the School Games take place at Loughborough University. The 2017 School Games, delivered by the Youth Sport Trust (YST), are a major multi-sport event for the most talented young athletes across the UK.

School Games saw Tayside athletes Jack Milne & Ben Leitch represent Scotland at the elite event alongside Tayside referee Carolyn Wilson.

Dundee City Aquatics swimmer, Jack won a gold medal in the 100m fly, silver in the 100m breaststroke and bronze in the 100m backstroke. The Dundee native truly enjoyed his experience in Loughborough.

Dundee Dragons Wheelchair Sports Club wheelchair basketballer, Ben Leitch came home with a bronze medal in the Wheelchair Basketball competition. The Perth local made history as Scotland became the first Celtic nation to win a Wheelchair Basketball medal at School Games.

A huge Tayside congratulations must also go to Carolyn Wilson. Carolyn is a dedicated Wheelchair Basketball referee from Perth & Kinross who was selected to officiate the final of the elite level competition.

If you would like to find out more about sporting opportunities in Tayside, please contact Jennifer Scally at jennifer.scally@scottishdisabilitysport.com

Pictured: Jack Milne, with his silver medal from the 2017 School Games; Ben Leitch highlighting great shooting form whilst representing his country; Carolyn Wilson, pictured left before officiating the Wheelchair Basketball Final at the 2017 School Games.