Ath­let­ics suc­cess for Oban High School pupils

The Oban Times - - Sport -

THIS sum­mer two Oban High School pupils have pro­duced out­stand­ing per­for­mances in track and field ath­let­ics. Fin­bar Dunne and Grace Thomp­son, both S5 pupils, rep­re­sented Scot­land and Oban High School at the schools’ in­ter­na­tional in Dublin in July. Both pupils were tak­ing part in dis­cus and achieved per­sonal best throws.

Shortly af­ter re­turn­ing from Dublin, Fin­bar was se­lected to rep­re­sent Scot­land at the Celtic games, again in Dublin, and re­turned this week with a bronze medal.

Due to his highly suc­cess­ful ath­let­ics sea­son, he has now qual­i­fied for the UK School Games in Lough­bor­ough at the end of the month.

The School Games na­tional fi­nals is a four- day multi-sport event for the UK’s elite young ath­letes of school age.

The event seeks to cre­ate an in­spi­ra­tional and mo­ti­va­tional set­ting that not only pro­vides our elite young sports peo­ple with the op­por­tu­nity to thrive and per­form at the high­est lev­els, but en­cour­ages more young peo­ple to take part and suc­ceed in sport.

Fin­bar Dunne rep­re­sent­ing Scot­land in the dis­cus.

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