East Youngsters selected for School Games

Ruari Logan

Three Lothian athletes and one athlete from the Borders have been selected to compete at this year’s Sainsbury’s School Games, scheduled for 1st – 4th September at Loughborough University.

Christian Buchanan (Swimming / East Lothian), Josh Manson (Wheelchair Basketball / Edinburgh), Ruairi Logan (Wheelchair Tennis / Edinburgh) and Beth Johnston (Swimming / Borders) have all been given the opportunity to compete at the games, which will provide the platform for around 1600 young people from across the United Kingdom to participate alongside their peers.  The competition will reinforce the experience of Olympic and Paralympic Games with opening and closing ceremonies as well as hosting twelve current and future events within the games – providing an excellent precursor to Rio 2016.

We wish all athletes the best of luck as they prepare to travel south of the border to showcase their undoubted talent.