Oban High pupils picked for Scot­land

The Oban Times - - Sport -

LAST week, the Scot­tish Schools Ath­let­ics Board an­nounced the na­tional team to com­pete at the schools in­ter­na­tional in Dublin in July.

For the third year in a row Oban High School pupils have been cho­sen to rep­re­sent their coun­try at this event. S5 pupils Fin­bar Dunne and Grace Thomp­son have been se­lected to throw the dis­cus. Their suc­cess fol­lows on from former pupil Paddy Dunne who rep­re­sented Scot­land and Oban High School in 2015 and 2016 in the javelin, win­ning a bronze medal at the in­ter­na­tional com­pe­ti­tion last year. Fin­bar and Grace have been se­lected due to their re­cent suc­cess at the Scot­tish Schools’ ath­let­ics com­pe­ti­tion ear­lier this month.

Many hours of in­tense train­ing in all weath­ers through­out the win­ter were put in by both ath­letes to reach this stan­dard.

The young­sters are coached by Oban High School’s ath­let­ics coach Dun­can MacIn­tyre in part­ner­ship with lead throws coach Dun­can Flock­hart from In­ver­ness Har­ri­ers and coaches from Vic­to­ria Park City of Glas­gow Ath­let­ics Club.

Grace Thom­son and Fin­bar Dunne.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.