Are you watch­ing the Gold Coast Games?

Sup­port for EK tal­ent in Aus­tralia

East Kilbride News - - NEWS - Mark Pirie

The Com­mon­wealth Games kicked off last week on Aus­tralia’s Gold Coast.

Eight ath­letes from East Kil­bride and the sur­round­ing dis­tricts have made the trip Down Un­der – and this has peaked the in­ter­est of a num­ber of News read­ers.

Alan Gor­don from the Vil­lage said: “I went to the ath­let­ics when it was in Glas­gow last time so I will be watch­ing.

“Hope­fully the Scot­tish ath­letes will get the same level of sup­port they did last time. “I’ll be be­hind the lo­cal ath­letes as well!” Al­lan Mack from West Mains ad­mit­ted that he wouldn’t be watch­ing – but hoped to see more lo­cals get in­volved with lo­cals clubs off the back of the Games.

“I’ve been in­volved with the East Kil­bride Model Ship Club for 30 years and it would be great to see more peo­ple get in­volved with lo­cal clubs,” he added.

Calder­wood res­i­dent Don­ald Kerr had a keen eye on the Games last time but reck­ons it will be tough to find the time to watch.

He said: “Last time my sis­ter was help­ing out with the swim­mers as a vol­un­teer so we were look­ing out for her.

“I’m more into win­ter sports but I’ll see if I can watch some of the big names.”

Donna Hem­mings also wanted to get be­hind the lo­cal ath­letes.

She said: “I man­aged to catch bits and pieces when it was in Glas­gow so I’ll try and do the same again this time.”

Hope­fully the Scot­tish ath­letes will get the same level of sup­port... Alan Gor­don

Back­ing Donna Hem­mings with Matthew and Freya Sul­li­van and Ryan and Josh Mur­ray

Sup­port Don­ald Kerr and Lochlann

Keen viewer Alan Gor­don

Lo­cal club man Al­lan Mack

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