£3,000 raised for trip to Per­pig­nan

The Oban Times - - Sport -

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.

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