The Scottish Youth Championships were held in Edinburgh on the weekend of 16th/17th June 2018. The best of the best from around Scotland attended to compete in age group competitions at under 20, under 17, under 15 and under 13.
Mark Alvarez won the under 20 and under 17 to take both championship titles. He beat team mate Sam Mclellan in the under 20 final and team mate Sam Freeman in the under 17 event. Ewan Robertson and Toby Carter took the bronze medals.
Rory McLellan retains his Scottish under 15 Champion title as he continues to dominate in Scotland, GB and Europe at this age-group. Team mate Hendrix Knight took the silver medal.
In the ladies events Charlotte Wilson-Smith continued to show good improvement by winning the under 15 category and taking bronze in both the under 17 and under 20, narrowly losing to the British no.1 14/15 in the semi-final. Aiobbean Dorward and Caitlin Quinn won silver and bronze making it another strong category for Salle Ossian.
Eve Symons is the new Scottish under 13 Champion. Eve is just 11 yrs old and has been attending Salle Ossian after school classes regularly for the past year. Her improvement has been fantastic with a good performance at this year’s British Youth Championships in Sheffield. In the boys u13 event, Josh Bryden and Miller Hetherington won the silver and bronze medals. These boys are looking good for a future Scotland team place.
Well done to all our competitors – a great experience, much to learn and much to love about our great sport!