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Scottish Disability Sport Annual General Meeting. 26 th September 2012. Gordon McCormack. Scottish Disability Sport Chairman. Scottish Disability Sport Annual General Meeting. 26 th September 2012. Attendees. Governing Bodies Nigel Holl Stephen Maguire Lyndon Williams Paul Wilson

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gordon mccormack

Gordon McCormack

Scottish Disability Sport


  • Governing Bodies
    • Nigel Holl
    • Stephen Maguire
    • Lyndon Williams
    • Paul Wilson
    • Kevin Pringle
    • Andy McSweeney
    • Stephen Somerville
  • Sport Development Officers
    • Shona Malcolm
    • David McArdle
  • Athletes
    • Billy Allan
    • Jim Anderson
    • Kenny Cairns MBE
    • Gary Clelland
    • Meggan Dawson-Farrell
    • Blair Glynn
  • Management Board
    • Gordon McCormack
    • Jim Thomson
    • Janice Eaglesham
    • Catherine Goodfellow
    • Sandra Proudfoot
    • Eileen Ramsay
    • Dave Rhoney
    • Anna Tizzard
  • Honarary President
    • Jean Stone
  • sportscotland
    • Jo Bell
    • Craig Faill
    • John Kent
    • Graeme Randall
  • Athletes (cont.)
    • Alistair Hamilton
    • Tom Killin
    • Scott McCowan
    • Jamie McCowan
    • Michael McCreadie
    • Alan McGregor
    • Samantha Kinghorn
    • Peter McGuire
    • Aileen Neilson
    • Joshua Rowe
    • Lucy Walkup
    • Michael Kerr
    • Stephen McGuire
    • Jonathan Paterson
    • Craig Rodgie
    • Kieran Steer
    • Alan Johnstone
    • Colin Keay
    • Andrew Lindsay
    • Valerie Robertson
    • Tracy Wiscombe
    • Andrew Mullen
  • Coaches
    • Stuart Aitchison
    • Bob Dick
    • Jean Duncan
    • Ron McArthur
    • Grace Whitton
    • Terry McLernon
    • Richard Vallis
    • Tony Zummack
    • Shirley-Anne Duff
  • Additional Invitees
    • Mike Crerar
    • Ruari Davidson
    • Andrea Law
    • Fiona MacNeil
    • Lorraine Russell
    • Alex Russell
    • Greig Taylor
    • John Anderson
    • Brenda Anderson
    • Carol Rowe
    • Lillian Walkup
    • Teresa Campbell
    • Duncan Hamilton
    • Colin McDonald
    • David McCrae
    • William McCrae
    • Marie McCrae
  • Aberdeen Branch
    • Anne-Marie Cargill
    • David Cruikshank
    • David Thomson
  • Borders Branch
    • Alan Oliver
  • Dumfries & Galloway Branch
    • Andrea Manson
    • Ann Minto
    • George Morrison
    • Senga Thomson
    • Agnes Findlay
  • Dundee Branch
    • Alison Milne

Fife Branch

Richard Brickley MBE

Maureen McSeveney

Adam Morley

Paul Noble MBE

Alex Thorburn

Forth Valley Branch

Graham Harvey

Jen Livingstone

Fraser Mathieson

Angus Whyte

Glasgow Branch

Denise Dunn

Lori Ure

Robin Walker

Highland Branch

Janet Home

Lesley Jones

Lothian Branch

Helen Bruce

North Ayrshire Branch

Stephen Browning

Robert Kennedy

Perth & Kinross Branch

Louise Brett

Lynn Melville

South Lanarkshire Branch

Ian Dunn


Scottish Disability Sport Staff

Gavin Macleod

Claire Morrison

Heather Lowden

Lynn Allison

Becky Bisland

Claire Bonner

Norma Buchanan

Cynthia Clare

Rob Claridge

Andrinne Craig

Charlie Forbes

Lynne Glen

Caroline Lyon

Ailien Pallot

Gary Fraser



Neil Fachie

William Masterton

Aileen McGlynn

Stephen Payton


Ian Mirfin

Pat Agnew

Aberdeenshire Branch

George Keith

Pauline Stirling

Borders Branch

Sue Bennett

Dundee Branch

Norman Gray

Gillian Munro

Fife Branch

David Thomson

Glasgow Branch

Stephen White

South Lanarkshire Branch

Scott Dunbar


Honorary President

Philip Harris


Stewart Harris

Jacqueline Lynn

Louise Martin

Tony Stanger

Mary Allison

Member Organisations

Dana O’Dwyer

Andrew Raitt

Sport Development Officers

John de Courcy

Sheila Swan

Governing Bodies

Kim Atkinson

Chris Bryant

Victoria Clark

Fred Cumming

Pauline Fairley

Margaret Ann Fleming

Jim Riach

Additional Invitees

Linda Fachie

Stan Fachie

Mark McGeachie

Steve Grimmond

Tim Hollingsworth

Alan Lynn


Additional Invitees

Kerri Allan

Dougie Arneil

John Beattie

Sarah Cohen

Jim Fleeting

Stewart Fowlie

Doug Gillon

Karin Jackson

Hayley Jarvis

Michael Mathieson

Amanda McKay

Harry Richmond

Scott Tait

strategic plans
Strategic Plans
  • Towards London and Beyond: 2006 - 2012
  • Inspiring Through Inclusion: 2012 - 2017
london 2012 paralympic games
London 2012 Paralympic Games
  • Scottish athletes make up 9% of the ParalympicsGB team
  • The 27 Scottish athletes competing in 11 sports (compared to 16 athletes and 6 sports in Beijing 2008)
  • 59% of Scottish athletes competing at their first Paralympic Games
  • 83% of athletes have received support from SDS
  • 63% of athletes supported by sportscotland Institute of Sport
  • 11 medals (3 gold, 6 silver & 2 bronze) across 5 sports
international success
International Success
  • Para-Cycling World Track Championships
  • INAS-FID World Indoor Athletics Championships
  • Para-Badminton World Championships
  • World Wheelchair Curling Championships
  • INAS-FID Global Games
  • IWAS Senior World Championships
  • Wheelchair Tennis World Team Cup
  • Wheelchair Rugby European Championships
  • IPC European Athletics Championships
  • Para-Badminton European Championships
  • INAS-FID European Athletics Championships
  • CPISRA Boccia Europa Cup

14 Gold, 9 silver and 6 bronze medals

education coaching
Education & Coaching
  • 108 education and training opportunities delivered
  • 1,476 course participants
  • Inclusive coaching developments with 17 SGB’s
  • Successful Performance Coaching Conference attracting 25 delegates across 8 sports
  • External Review of Coaching, Education, Development & Training
  • Strategic Plan “Inspiring Through Inclusion” launched
  • Finance expertise to support the board
  • Fundraising & Marketing post recruited
  • Regional Manager for Highlands & Islands
  • PVG procedures adopted for all staff/volunteer appointments
  • 2,813 average monthly website visits
  • Launch of SDS Hall of Fame
  • Publication of Inclusive Case Studies
  • SDS DVD developed and launched
  • SDS Facebook, Youtube and Twitter launched
  • Electronic Newsletters distributed
  • Coaches, volunteers, athletes and players recognised
inspiring through inclusion 2012 2017
Inspiring Through Inclusion 2012 - 2017

1 Vision

Developing opportunities and improving performance in disability sport for children, athletes and players with a physical, sensory or learning disability

2 Overall Aims

  • Develop Sports Opportunities
  • Improve Sports Performance

5 Key Areas

  • Branch, Local and Regional sporting opportunities
  • Developing Talent and Performance
  • Education and Coaching
  • Communication and Leadership
  • Governance and Infrastructure

3 Underpinning Principles

People, Partnerships and Pathways

3 Golden Threads

  • Sports Equity
  • Safeguarding in Sport
  • Inclusive Sport
sports inclusion model
Sports Inclusion Model

Inclusive sport offers ALL children, athletes and players with a disability, the opportunity to realise their full potential in physical activity including sport, by providing open, modified, parallel and discrete sports options appropriate to their individual needs, abilities and environment

key messages
Key Messages
  • Develop more inclusive opportunities locally through our Branches and local authority partners for children, athletes and players with a disability
  • Sustain a regional network providing support to children, athletes and players with a disability with performance potential and linking local and national programmes
  • More sports working inclusively to ensure robust and sustainable pathways for children, athletes and players with a disability to meet their full potential
  • Develop inclusive coaching and education structures to provide Scotland’s coaches and volunteers with the skills and knowledge required to support children, athletes and players with a disability
  • Sufficient resources are in place to ensure the future of disability sport in Scotland
  • Effectively communicate with partners and stakeholders and explicitly lead the development of disability sport in Scotland
nomination of directors
Nomination of Directors

Recommendation for SDS Directors 2012-2014:

  • Gordon McCormack (Chairman/Director 2010-2012)
  • Anna Tizzard (Director 2010 - 2012)
  • Dave Rhoney (Director 2010 – 2012)
  • Eileen Ramsay (Director 2010 – 2012)
  • Janice Eaglesham (Director 2010 - 2012)
  • Sandra Proudfoot (Director 2010 - 2012)
  • Catherine Goodfellow (Director 2010 - 2012)
  • Gerry Milne (Depute Finance Director

Glasgow Caledonian University)

valerie robertson

Valerie Robertson

Archery, Athletics,

Swimming and

Wheelchair Fencing

willie mcleod mbe

Willie McLeod MBE

Athletics & Bowls

michael mccreadie

Michael McCreadie

Basketball, Bowls and Wheelchair Curling

barbara howie

Barbara Howie


tom killin

Tom Killin

Fencing and

Wheelchair Curling

isabel newstead mbe

Isabel Newstead MBE

Swimming, Shooting

and Athletics

mary ann low

Mary Ann Low


colin keay

Colin Keay


frank duffy

Frank Duffy



london 2012 athletes panel

London 2012 Athletes’ Panel

Michael Kerr (Wheelchair Rugby)

Stephen McGuire (Boccia)

Jonathan Paterson (Football)

Craig Rodgie (Swimming)

archie cameron bursary

Archie Cameron Bursary

Samantha Kinghorn

special award

Special Award

Stephen Duff

special award1

Special Award

Russell Hogg

glasgow trophy

Glasgow Trophy

Michael McCreadie

fife trophy

Fife Trophy

Lyndon Williams

angus trophy

Angus Trophy

Neil Fachie

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Scottish Disability Sport Annual General Meeting

Closing Remarks

Mike Whittingham

Director of High Performance, sportscotlandInstitute of Sport