Winning Students

2015 News


Weekly Report - November 25-30th

Rachael Hannen (top, far right) picked up a silver medal at the European Curling Championships while Team Smith (bottom) lost to eventual winners Sweden in a playoff. 30 November 2015

Rachel Hannen was alternate as Scotland’s ladies team, Team Muirhead, finished second in the European Curling Championships in Denmark, losing 6-4 to Russia in the final.

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Edinburgh student is Europeans bound

Cameron Smith will play as Lead as Team Smith make their senior European Championship debut. Photo: Richard Gray 17 November 2015

Scotland’s Rural University College student Cameron Smith jets off to Denmark today to represent Scotland at curling’s European Championships in Esbjerg (20-28 November).

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Harrison captains Under 19s as Europeans campaign begins

11 September 2015

It all began for Abi Harrison when aged five she was drafted in to make up the numbers in her brother’s football team. But next week the Cathcart teenager will don her Scotland strip as captain for the first time in a competitive match when the country’s Under 19 team begins its European Championships campaign.

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Weekly Report - August 12-18th

Abi Harrison is congratulated after scoring her hat trick for Hibernian against title rivals Glasgow City 18 August 2015

Abi Harrison was the hero for Hibernian as her hat trick kept them level on points with Glasgow City at the top of the Scottish Women's Premier League.

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Weekly Report - July 22-27th

Lewis McCue's splashing celebration as he and his coxless fours GB team take World U23 silver 28 July 2015

Lewis McCue and his Coxless Fours teammates took silver for GB at the U23 Rowing World Championships on Saturday, in a week that saw Winning Students scholars medalling in a few sports.

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Weekend Report - 7-13th July

Jack McDonald (bottom right) and his Scotland teammates after their European Team Championship victory 14 July 2015

Jack McDonald played a pivotal role throughout the European Amateur Team Championship and won both his matches in the final as Scotland took the title for the second time in six years in Halmstad, Sweden at the weekend.

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Gwangju 2015 - Days 9-13

Hannah McCook (fourth left) and her GB Golf teammates 14 July 2015

The Universiade closing ceremony today brought the curtain down on a World University Games where hosts South Korea were worthy winners; collecting 13 more Golds than their nearest rivals. How did our Winning Students get on in the final few days of the competition?

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Gwangju 2015 - Days 6-8

Craig Benson, right, collects his second medal of the Games 9 July 2015

All of our athletes have now started their Universiade events, with a few more finished as well, and another medal into the bargain.

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Weekend Report - 2-7th July

Gemma Gibbons celebrating her win at the Ulaanbaatar Grand Prix 7 July 2015

A Gemma Gibbons Grand Prix Gold was the pick of the results this weekend, but there were plenty of good performances by Winning Students athletes in various other sports.

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Gwangju 2015 - Days 1-6

Matthew Carder, Patrick MacHugh, and Martin Campbell have all been in action for Great Britain on the badminton court this week 7 July 2015

The Universiade or World University Games kicked off in Gwangju, South Korea on Thursday and we’ll be keeping you up to date with the 12 Winning Students athletes competing in their five sports. Here’s the story so far:

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Weekend Report - 24-28th June

Cormac Sharvin with the Brabazon Trophy after his victory at the weekend 30 June 2015

There were some impressive results across a number of sports last weekend, including a big victory for the in-form Golfer Cormac Sharvin and Swimming and Hockey success in Glasgow.

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Weekend Report - 13-16th May

Gordon Amour (left), Gregor Hirst (centre), and Hamish Imrie (right) after winning their first Scotland caps this week. Photo: Scottish Hockey 18 May 2015

Scotland Men’s Hockey Team faced off against Spain three times last week in a series of international challenge matches in preparation for the EuroHockey Championships in London in August.

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Weekend Report - 7-10th May

Cormac Sharvin receives his runner up medal at the Irish Amateur Open Championship. Photo: Belfast Newsletter 12 May 2015

The weekend started on Thursday for two of our golfers; Walker Cup hopefuls Cormac Sharvin and Jack McDonald. Both are in the provisional squad for the biennial GB & Ireland vs USA amateur tournament and are working hard to make the final 10-man team, which is announced in August.

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Sporting students can apply now for funding support

Laura Muir combines Athletics with Veterinary Medicine. 6 March 2015

Sporting students at colleges and universities in Scotland can apply before 31 March for financial support. Applications are sought for Individual Scholarships, which apply to athletes competing in individual and small combination sports such as Athletics and Weightlifting.

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College student Stephen Milne gets new year off to the best start

4 February 2015

The new year might be just one month old but Perth College UHI swimmer Stephen Milne has already begun his season’s medal tally. Competing in last weekend’s Flanders Speedo Cup in the Belgian town of Antwerp, the 20-year-old won Silver in the 1500m Freestyle (a mere  0.12 seconds off Gold), took Bronze in the 400m Freestyle and was sixth in the 200m Freestyle.

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Boxer Reece McFadden fights back from injury at New College Lanarkshire

Reece McFadden is handy - at boxing and joinery 22 January 2015

A Scottish Commonwealth Games hero fought back from injury to make New College Lanarkshire’s Health and Wellbeing Event a knockout. Bronze medal-winning boxer Reece McFadden joined fellow students in taking part in healthy living activities – despite having broken his thumb during a recent boxing match.

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