Scottish Disability Sport (SDS) in partnership with scottishathletics held their annual National Sportshall Athletics Event at Grangemouth Sports Complex on Thursday 2nd March. Teams competed from all over Scotland at this event which is specifically designed as an entry level competition to introduce participants to the sport of athletics in an indoor sports hall environment. All the activities are adapted, accessible versions of athletic activities and allow participants with a disability the opportunity to make their first moves into further athletics involvement.
The teams represented on the day were:
- Dumfries & Galloway
- Forth Valley
- Perth & Kinross
- South Lanarkshire
Congratulations to the Forth Valley team for a fine performance in winning the trophy, beating last year’s champions Fife into second place by only one point which reversed the finishing positions of 2016, with Dumfries & Galloway finishing third in their highest placing for a number of years.
To encourage all youngsters with a disability to try out athletics in a safe and dynamic environment this event continues to be provided at no cost to the teams and SDS and scottishathletics remain determined to ensure youngsters with a disability are able to access inclusive athletics with many active sessions and clubs throughout the SDS branches and regions.
Finally, a big thanks to all our volunteers who ensured the event was a success. Students from West Lothian College – who had all received training from SDS and scottishathletics prior to the event – were joined by athletes from Forth Valley Flyers in encouraging the youngsters to some brilliant individual and collective performances.
Photo: Forth Valley celebrate their win.