£3,000 raised for trip to Perpignan
A FANTASTIC £ 3,000 has been raised in aid of three Oban Lorne under-16 players to attend the Glasgow Thistles rugby trip to Perpignan in the south of France this year.
The three players – Euan Shearer, Sandy Bavington and Kieron Morrison – were selected by their coaches to attend this year’s trip which will involve two weeks of high quality coaching with other selected players from across the West of Scotland.
The fantastic sum of money was raised thanks to a sponsored Glasgow to Perpignan cycle over the weekend. Players, coaches, parents and guest cyclists all contributed pedalling the 1,550-kilometre trip.
Such was the effort put in by all who took part that the challenge was completed in under 19 hours with three spin bikes being put to continuous work in the Oban High School gymnasium. Thanks must go the following organisations for their generous donations: Beaton and McMurchy Architects, Morham and Brotchie, Lonan Properties, Regent Hotel, Jackson Butchers, PDK Shellfish, ACHA, Oban Rotary Club, Taynuilt Masonic Lodge and West Highland Housing Association.
As well as the donations received, the cyclists were backed all the way by a healthy following of supporters who turned out over the course of the 19 hours. Thanks also must go to Oban High School for providing the facilities and spin bikes for the event.
Euan, Kieron and Sandy will travel to Perpignan at the start of the summer holidays for what will be a fantastic experience for all three players.
The three Oban High School students who will be attending the Glasgow Thistles rugby trip to France are Sandy Bavington, Euan Shearer and Kieron Morrsion.
Head of PE at Oban High School Murray Hamilton, Argyll and Bute rugby development o cer Allan Wright and Oban High School head teacher Peter Bain get on heir bikes to help the fundraising cause.