2016 School Games: Meet The Team – Scotland.

In this third and final team profile ahead of the School Games, meet team Scotland. For Scotland, 2016 sees a completely new team fielded from the 2015 one, and a relatively young team with just the one gymnast eligible for senior competition next year. They will be without British International Louise McColgan as she continues to rehab from injury, and also no Isla Warr of Park Wrekin, of Anna Gibson of Dynamic. However still a team of quailty gymnasts, and some new gymnasts to watch.

Let’s meet the team.

Anna Hollins

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Club – Largs
Coach – Claire Rankin
Turning Senior 2020

Anna is one of the youngest gymnasts taking part in the competition, as a first year Espoir, she only became eligible this year. Anna is a member of the British development squad, and having passed her compulsory one earlier in the year will now be eligible to compete in the British Espoir championships in December. In 2015 Anna was third in the British voluntary level 2 championships, and this year as well as her Compulsory 1 pass, she competed in the Celtic Cup where she placed 3rd AA, and took the silver on floor.

Kacey Morrison

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Club – Largs
Coach – Claire Rankin
Turning Senior 2019

Also still an Espoir, Kacey took the bronze at the Scottish junior championships this year, as well as the bars and floor titles. She also took the AA title at the 2016 Celtic Cup, as well as the vault, bars, and floor titles. Kacey finished 29th at her first British Espoir Championships in 2015, and will contest her second British in December.

Kacey’s floor from the 2016 Scottish championships

Sarah McKenzie

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Club DGC2K
Coach – Bea Petersen
Turning Senior 2017

In her final year as a junior, Sarah McKenizie will be the eldest of the Scottish team. Sarah helped Scotland to the bronze medal at the 2013 games, then at the 2014 British Espoir championships took silver in the floor final. In her first junior British last year she placed 18th AA, Sarah then placed 3rd AA at the 2016 Scottish junior championships, and first on floor, as well as 11th AA at the 2016 junior British where she also qualified for the beam final.

Sarah’s beam from the 2016 Scottish Championships


Megan Morrison

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Club – City of Glasgow
Coach – Rod Smith
Turning Senior – 2018

First year junior Megan placed 37th AA at the 2014 British Espoir championships, then moved up nine places to place 26th in 2015. In her first British junior championships this year, she placed 19th. Megan placed 4th AA at the Scottish junior championships this year,  4th on vault, 6th on beam and floor. Megan also competed in the Celtic Cup this year, where she helped her team to the title, and placed first on floor.

 

Ellie Russell

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Club – West Lothian
Coach – Sandy Richardson
Turning Senior – 2018

Ellie also has another whole year left as a junior, Ellie passed her compulsory one in 2014, she waited until 2015 to enter the British Espoir championships, where she finished 23rd AA. This year she took the Scottish junior title, and placed first on vault and bars. At the 2016 Celtic Cup Ellie was part of the winning Scottish team, 4th on bars, and 5th on floor.

Ellie’s bars from 2016 Scottish championships.

Ellie’s floor from the 2016 Scottish championships

Good luck team Scotland!

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