Blind Bowlers Draw Success at UK Championships

The Scottish Association for Blind Bowlers (SABB) hosted the UK Indoor Singles Home International at Glasgow Indoor Bowls Club from 6 -8 October 2017. SABB, led by Team Manager David Thomas, were keen to put in a performance in order to defend their unbeaten record of winning the UK Indoor Friendship Team Trophy, which they …
Stephen McGuire and Michaela Rihackova with medal

Medals Won in Kansas

Scottish Boccia had three representatives competing for Great Britain at the BISFed World Open in Kansas.  Stephen McGuire (BC4), Jamie McCowan (BC3) and Patrick Wilson (BC3) Current World Champion, McGuire won individual Gold, whilst Jamie McCowan clinched individual Silver. The UK Boccia team finished with three medals at the event, with David Smith MBE also …

Para Trap Athletes Set Sights on Future Success

Scotland had 3 members in a team of 15 para trap shooters selected to represent Great Britain at the first Para-Trap World Cup held in Italy from 12 – 17 September 2017. Michael Drever is one of only two British men in the section for Para trap athletes with upper limb impairments. He was joined …

Bronze for Mary at Japan International

Japan hosted its first ever Para-Badminton event last week, bringing in the strongest competitors to an international event yet. Scotland had three athletes competing in the event with SL3 players Colin Leslie and Alan Oliver as well as SL4 player Mary Wilson. In the singles events, Colin and Mary came through their groups to the …

First All-Brit Grand Slam Wheelchair Tennis Semi at US Open

Gordon Reid and Alfie Hewett added to their growing list of historic achievements on Friday at the US Open when they set up the first all-Brit men’s singles wheelchair tennis semi-final at a Grand Slam. Reid and Hewett will go head-to-head in Saturday’s semi-final, with a British player from the Tennis Foundation’s Wheelchair Tennis World …

Mary Strikes Gold in Peru

Mary Wilson continued her medal streak at the Peru Para-Badminton International in Lima last week. She was the only representative from Scotland and playing all three events, SL4 women’s singles, SL3-SU5 women’s doubles with Danielle De Araujo from Brazil and Raul Anguiano from Guatemala in the SL3-SU5 mixed doubles. In the Mixed Doubles event Mary …

Clean Sweep on Day 3 at British Open Champs

Alfie Hewett and Gordon Reid created British Open Wheelchair Tennis Championships history on Thursday after the Rio Paralympic gold and silver medallists set up the first all-British men’s singles semi-final to guarantee that there will be a Brit in Sunday’s Super Series final at Nottingham Tennis Centre. British players secured a clean sweep of wins …

The Fantastic Four, Seville

  Four Scottish players are once again competing in the World Stage after being selected to be part of the Boccia UK Team competing in the Boccia World Open in Seville, Spain, between 2 and 6 August. Player                                    Classification                      Home Town Patrick Wilson                      BC3                                        Peebles, Edinburgh Jamie McCowan                  BC3                                        Dundonald, Ayrshire …

Five Scots heading to Mexico!

          Congratulations to five Scottish Swimmers who have been selected to compete in the World Para Swimming Championships in Mexico which takes place from 30 September – 6 October.  Three of the swimmers will make their debut in the World Para Swimming Championships. British Para-Swimming has announced a 26-strong team that …

Scots Deliver for DeaflympicsGB

The 23rd Summer Deaflympic Games, which had started on July 18 and brought together more than 3 thousand athletes from 97 countries, ended on the 30th of July. DeaflympicGB were in attendance once again with a team of 62 athletes, 10 of whom were Scots.  GB finished 14th in the medal table wining three golds, …
Nathan MacQueen

Scottish Archers hit Silver

Scottish para archers Nathan MacQueen and Brad Stewart proved their class at the European Cup that took place last week at the SC Stadium in Nove Mesto in the Czech Republic. The duo, who are members of the University of Edinburgh Archery Club and coached by Alistair Whittingham, formed part of the men’s Open Compound …
Gavin and Kerry with medals

Records fall at RaceRunning World Championships

Gavin Drysdale (Red Star) and Kerry Mathers (Grampian) attended the 2017 International RaceRunning Camp and Competition, which was also the CPISRA RaceRunning World Championships, held in Copenhagen from the 9th to the 16th of July. This year 98 athletes from 13 different countries took part in three days of training sessions followed by three days …

World Para Athletics Championships 2017

Sammi Kinghorn and Stef Reid both won gold at the World Para Athletics Championships on Saturday. A stunning performance by both women, especially as Sammi not only won the gold medal in the T53 200m, but in a new world record time of 28.61. Stef Reid won her gold with a jump of 5m 40 …

23rd Summer Deaflympics set for Samsun 2017

Samsun, Turkey is the city in which the 23rd Summer Deaflympics will be staged in what is sure to be a spectacle of high performance deaf sport.  The games will run from the 18 to the 30 July 2017. The Deaflympics is the pinnacle for any deaf athlete and it is the second oldest multi-sport …

British Quartet set for Wimbledon Challenges

Reigning champion Gordon Reid faces Stefan Olsson of Sweden in a rematch of last year’s men’s singles final when wheelchair tennis begins at The Championships, Wimbledon on Thursday. Reid is one of four Brits on the Tennis Foundation’s Wheelchair Tennis World Class Programme playing at the third Grand Slam of the year this time, along …

Darke wins Gold at Paratriathlon World Cup

British Para Triathletes were in action at the ITU Paratriathlon World Cup in Iseo-Franciacorta, Italy over the weekend and there was a notable performance by Highland’s Karen Darke as she won a Gold medal at the World event. Darke is the current Paralympic Champion in hand cycling, however, she has always shown her versatility in …

7 Bronze Medals for Scotland at Irish International

Scotland took a 9-player strong squad over to the new Indoor National Sports Arena in Dublin this weekend with hopes of bettering their three bronze medals at the Spanish in March. Not only did they better this they trebled their medal count in what has to be their most successful International in recent years. Scotland …

Scots duo named in British Wheelchair Squads for Europeans

basketballscotland is delighted to announce that Scottish duo Robyn Love and George Bates have been named in this year’s British Wheelchair Basketball Teams for the upcoming European Championships in Tenerife. Following a successful Rio 2016 Paralympic campaign, Love will be hoping for yet more success this summer as she joins the Senior Women team who …

Success for Watson in Barcelona

Shelby Watson was in action in the Paralympic Meet in Barcelona and was in superb form, too. In fact, the young Scot won both her races at 100m and 200m to once again confirm her potential. The T33 wheelchair racer already holds five World Records and set two of them in the same event in …

Clegg to miss London World Championships

Injury has ruled Libby Clegg out of the World Para Athletics Championships in London this summer. Unfortunately, double Rio sprint champion Libby sustained a calf injury earlier this week and will not recover in time for July. Alongside her guide runner, Chris Clarke, Clegg secured great success in 2016, winning the T11 100m and 200m …
Martin Perry in action

Perry Secures Bronze at World Team Championships

Paisley’s Martin Perry delivered a Bronze medal in the Class 6 Team event at the 2017 World Para Team Championships in Slovakia.  Perry, along with team mates, Paul Karabardak and David Wetherill reached the semi-final stages, eventually losing to Croatia. This is another milestone for the Drumchapel Table Tennis Club pupil and more information can …
Gordon Reid with trophy

Gordon Reid lifts Japan Title to Return to World No.1

Rio Paralympic gold medallist and reigning Wimbledon champion Gordon Reid made history again on Sunday, becoming the first Brit to win the men’s singles title at the Japan Open in Iizuka to cement his return to the top of the wheelchair tennis world rankings. Reid will become world No.1 for the third time when this …

GB Men’s and Quad Teams into World Team Cup Semis

Great Britain’s men’s and quad wheelchair tennis teams have reached the semi-finals of their respective events at the 2017 BNP Paribas World Team Cup after winning their final round-robin ties on Thursday to finish top of their pools in Alghero, Sardinia. Rio 2016 men’s singles gold and silver medallists Gordon Reid and Alfie Hewett and …

Runners up for Scottish Para Bowlers

The Scottish Disability Sport Para Bowls team competed at the Home Nation Championships at the Newport Indoor Bowls Stadium in Wales from Friday 21st April to Sunday 23rd April. Teams from England, Wales and Scotland competed in singles, pairs, triples and fours across the physically disabled and visually impaired sections, for the honour of being …

GB Name 2017 BNP Paribas World Team Cup squad

Geraint Richards, the Tennis Foundation’s Head of Disability Player Performance, today announced his players selected to represent Great Britain in the BNP Paribas World Team Cup in Alghero, Sardinia, Italy, from 1 – 7 May 2017. Great Britain will be competing in three of four events at the International Tennis Federation’s flagship wheelchair tennis event. …
Derek Rae in the 2016 London Marathon

Four Minute PB by Fife Athlete Derek Rae

In the 2017 Virgin Money London Marathon, Derek Rae from Kirkcaldy and Fife AC ran a personal best time by over four minutes to record 02:33:24. Derek was running for Team Great Britain in the World Para Athletics Marathon World Cup and finished third in the T45/T46 class. This was by far Derek’s best marathon …
Irene Edgar and David Thomas (3)

Limited Success for Scottish Blind Bowlers

The Scottish Association of Blind Bowlers (SABB) attended the International Blind Bowlers Association World Championships in Cape Town, South Africa from the 20 – 27th March. SABB, led by Team Manager David Thomas, were keen to maintain and indeed improve on previous performances and took a full squad of eight players and eight assistants to …
Colin Leslie

Four Scots Medals at Spanish International

The BWF Spanish ParaBadminton Championships took place March 9 – 12 in Alcudia, a coastal town in northern Mallorca. Scottish players went deep into the tournament and took home four bronze medals, two of them for Mary Wilson. In women’s singles, class SL4, Mary won a bronze medal. And in class SS6, Deirdre Nagle also …
Neil Fachie and Craig MacLean on the track at the 2014 Commonwealth Games

Scottish Success at World Track Cycling Championships 2017

The UCI para – cycling track World Championships took place in Los Angeles, USA from the 2 – 5 March 2017 with no fewer than six Scottish athletes representing Great Britain at the event.  All of whom competed in the Tandem events for riders with a visual impairment. Rio 2016 silver medal winning triathletes, Alison …
Alison Patrick with Grace Francis

Fife Para Cyclist Excels in Los Angeles

In her first UCI Para – cycling Track World Championships, the remarkable Alison Patrick from Dunfermline won bronze in the tandem 1000m Time Trial (1:11.115) and then just lost out to Belgium for a second bronze in the tandem 3K pursuit. Alison shared the success on this occasion with Helen Scott. Hazel Smith (now McLeod) …
Micky Yule

Micky Yule Wins Bronze in World Cup

ParalympicsGB athlete lifted 185kg in Gold Coast 2018 qualifier Thursday 02 March, 2017 – British Weight Lifting’s Micky Yule returned to international competition this week to win bronze at the Fazza 2017 World Para Powerlifting World Cup in Dubai. It was the first major competition for Yule since finishing in sixth place at last summer’s …
Gordon Reid with trophy

Reid Wins Second World Singles Title in Rotterdam 

Gordon Reid clinched his first singles title of 2017 on Saturday after securing his second successive ABN AMRO World Wheelchair Tennis Tournament crown in Rotterdam with a 6-2, 6-1 win over Nicolas Peifer of France. World No.3 Reid secured early breaks in both sets of the ITF 1 Series final and took the last three …

World Wheelchair Curling Team Announced

The World Wheelchair Curling Championship 2017 will be held in Gangneung, South Korea from the 4th – 11th March 2017. Scotland secured their place at the World Championships following a silver medal finish at the World Wheelchair-B Curling Championship 2016 in Lohja, Finland. The team representing Scotland in South Korea will be: Aileen Neilson (Skip) …
Robyn Love competing in the 2016 Paralympic Games

Love Selected for Osaka Cup

Rio 2016 Paralympian Robyn Love has been selected for the GB Women’s Wheelchair Basketball team to compete in the Osaka Cup taking place in Japan. The women’s programme had great success on the world stage in 2016 with the senior team securing their highest ever Paralympic finish and the former SDS Academy Athlete was a …
Gordon Reid and Joachim Gerard with trophy

Reid Australian Open Title Complete Doubles Grand Slam

Gordon Reid completed a career Grand Slam of men’s doubles wheelchair tennis titles on Friday after partnering Joachim Gerard of Belgium to win the Australian Open crown 6-3, 3-6, (10-3) against Alfie Hewett and Argentina’s Gustavo Fernandez. With two Australian Open titles secured so far for players on the Tennis Foundation’s Wheelchair Tennis World Class …
Logo of Disability Snowsport UK

Scottish Guide wins Downhill Gold and Double Silver

Britain’s Millie Knight won downhill gold on the opening day of the IPC World Para Alpine Skiing Championships in Italy and was led to victory by her Scottish guide Brett Wild. The visually impaired 18-year-old, who was GB’s youngest athlete at the Sochi 2014 Paralympics, completed the course in one minute 13.42 seconds and was …
Gordon Reid

Brits Set for Australian Open Challenge

World No.1 Gordon Reid begins his Australian Open men’s singles title defence against Joachim Gerard of Belgium in a rematch of last year’s final when the first wheelchair tennis Grand Slam of 2017 gets underway at Melbourne Park on Wednesday. With four Brits on the Tennis Foundation’s Wheelchair Tennis World Class Programme lining up for …
Scott Quin

Eight Scots named on British Swimming Performance Squads

With the Paralympic Games in Rio now over individual sports seek to identify the athletes that will receive high performance support as they head into the next Paralympic cycle.  British Swimming announced their World Class Podium, Potential and Academy programmes which has strong representation from Scotland, with no fewer than eight making the cut. Selected …
Scottish para badminton players group photo of Alan Oliver, Colin Leslie, Niall Jarvie, David Purdie, Bobby Laing, Deidre Nagel, Fiona Christie outside the venue

Three Bronze at Euro Para-Badminton Championships

Colin Leslie (Dalkeith), Fiona Christie (South Queensferry) and Bobby Laing (Livingston) brought home bronze medals from the European Para-Badminton Championships in the Dutch town of Beek. Leslie’s winning run in the SL3 men’s singles came to an end in the semi-finals but he still claimed bronze. The 3/4 seed defeated Belgium’s 5/6 seed Bob Biesmans …

Historic World No.1 Singles Ranking for Gordon Reid

In the wake of becoming Great Britain’s first ever Paralympic Games men’s singles gold medallist, Glasgow wheelchair tennis star Gordon Reid has realised another historic landmark after being confirmed this week as the first Brit to reach world No.1 in the men’s singles world rankings. Reid, 24, completed his third Paralympics on Friday with a …
Alfie Hewett and Gordon Reid - Mens Doubles Silver

Reid and Hewett Claim Men’s Doubles Silver in Rio

Alfie Hewett and Gordon Reid came away with the Rio Paralympic Tennis Event men’s doubles silver medal on Thursday’s penultimate day of competition as they prepare to go head-to-head for the gold medal in the men’s singles on Friday. Wimbledon champions and second seeds Hewett and Reid recovered well after dropping the opening set to …
Stefan Hoggan

Stefan Hoggan’s Paralympic Blog

Well what can I say about the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games so far… Well, let’s start at the beginning, shall we? The Opening Ceremony was one of the most incredible and powerful things I have ever had the opportunity and pleasure of watching. The way it began was just epic when a man in a wheelchair propelled …
Micky Yule

Micky Yule 6th in Paralympic Debut

Former staff sergeant Micky Yule was the last of the powerlifters to compete for ParalympicsGB in Rio yesterday, equalling his weight category PB to finish in sixth place of the men’s -65Kg. Yule showed much of the determination that has taken him from injured soldier to Paralympic athlete in just a few years as he …
Derek Rae

Paralympian Runner Up in Half Marathon

Fife’s 25th Paralympian, Derek Rae from Kirkcaldy and Fife Athletic Club, finished second in the Haddington Half Marathon in a time of 1:13.36 in challenging conditions and over a course that Derek described as tough. Coach Ron Morrison was satisfied with the performance of his athlete. Derek will compete for GB in the marathon in Rio …
Gavin, Harris, Lauren, Matthew and Elaine

Race Running Camp and Competition

Race Running was ‘invented’ as an athletics event by Connie Hansen, Danish Paralympic Wheelchair Racing multiple medallist and engineer. The race running bike was developed at the request of Mansoor Siddiqui, a Danish athlete with cerebral palsy who competed in the ‘foot pushing’ category of the Paralympics athletics until it was taken out in 1992. …

Butterfield and Lyle selected for ParalympicsGB

Many congratulations to Jo Butterfield and Maria Lyle who have been selected to represent ParalympicsGB in athletics at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games taking place in September. World champion thrower Jo (F51 Club) and sprinter Maria (100m and 200m) are included along with thirteen world medallists in the announcement made today by the British Paralympic …

Gordon Reid Selected for ParalympicsGB

Ten wheelchair tennis players including Scotland’s 2016 Australian Open champion, Gordon Reid, have been selected for ParalympicsGB, to compete at the Paralympic Games in Rio from 7 – 18 September 2016. Reid said: “I’m very proud to have been named in the ParalympicsGB team for my third games. Along with my team up in Scotland …

Dawson-Farrell Sponsored to Support Gold Coast 2018 Journey

Scottish Disability Sport Academy Athlete Meggan Dawson-Farrell has secured sponsorship via Team Scotland partner CGI, in order to support her journey to the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games. This financial support will prove vital in order for her to access appropriate competition, both in the UK and internationally, as she aims to qualify and prepare …
Alison Patrick in Lisbon, Portugal

Alison Patrick Retains European Title

Alison Patrick from Dunfermline retained the PT5 European Paratriathlon title at the ETU Paratriathlon European Championships in Lisbon. Alison is visually impaired and runs, swims and tandem cycles with support from guide Hazel Smith from Edinburgh. Alison is one of the world’s leading paratriathletes and is challenging for a place in the GB team for …