Disability Sport Fife is always pleased to celebrate the improvement and success of our younger members and on this occasion the athlete in question is Cameron Adam from Dunfermline and West Fife AC. Cameron competes in the under 13 age group and if you wish to witness the energy and skill of this young athlete check out the video that was made a couple of years ago when we visited Canmore Primary School.
Cameron competes in the class for athletes with cerebral palsy who have a hemiplegia. Cameron’s class is T37 for sprinting and F37 for throws and jumps. Cameron’s impairment impacts on his left arm and leg but it does not stop him hurdling as is clearly demonstrated in the video. Nor does the weakness on one side of his body stop this all action youngster sprint effectively, long jump 2.17 metres and throw a 3K shot 3.89 metres. In long jump Cameron has a current GB ranking of 6 and during the past two seasons he has managed a 100 metres ranking as high as 14.
Cameron is strong, dynamic, focussed and very determined. In 2015 he secured his national classification through scottishathletics and he has not looked back since. At the 2015 Scottish Junior Championships organised by Scottish Disability Sport and Scottish Athletics, Cameron ran 13.2 for 60 metres and returned a year later to record a PB of 12.3. In the same event in 2015 his 100 metres time was 21.7 and last year he improved by 0.2 seconds. In September last year Cameron recorded a PB for 100 metres of 19.9 demonstrating clearly that all the training at his club and at Pitreavie Athletics Centre with Disability Sport Fife is paying off.
Cameron’s shot and long jump have also shown steady improvement. Throughout the 2017 season this very talented youngster will be chipping away at his personal best times and distances and fulfilling the promise he has demonstrated from the first day he became involved with Disability Sport Fife.
Cameron’s mum is now club coaching and has signed up with DSF as a coach/volunteer. Both Cameron’s parents attended a Sports Coach UK workshop put on by DSF and as with so many talented young people, his mum and dad are behind him all the way. Junior athletics has never been stronger in Fife and Cameron Adam is one of the most promising athletes competing in 2017.
Richard Brickley MBE
President, Disability Sport Fife