As part of their Commonwealth Games Celebrations, Dundee City Council in conjunction with Leisure and Culture Dundee hosted a Come and Try It afternoon in City Square on Friday 25th July.
The Dragons were pleased to be able to take part, playing Wheelchair Rugby League and Wheelchair Basketball underneath the giant screening of live events from Glasgow 2014.
There was a great atmosphere in the city centre and the sun stayed out all day too!
On Saturday 26th July two members of Dundee Dragons WSC, Stephen Carling and Ian McKeen, attended this year’s Scotland Wheelchair Tennis Training Camp at the Craiglockhart Leisure and Tennis Centre, Edinburgh.
The camp which was for all Wheelchair Tennis players in Scotland started with focus on chair skills training, which saw the Dragons pair come out first and second in chair speed and agility, before moving on to Tennis skills.
Stephen said “I really enjoyed it! I learned so much about movement and what sort of positions I should be in when receiving the ball.” He went on to say that the warm ups the lads learned at Camp would be beneficial for taking back to club Rugby League and Basketball sessions with emphasis on speed and power.
Well done guys, we’re looking forward to seeing those new skills in action on the court!
Two of our young Dundee Dragons represented Scotland at The Lord Taverner’s Junior National Championships held in Stoke Mandeville last weekend.
Hannah Harper and the Scotland U15 Squad
In this prestigious wheelchair basketball tournament Hannah Harper demonstrated great potential in her games for the Under 15s and Gemma Lumsdaine showed guts and determination in her hard fought matches playing for the Under 19s. Both girls did us proud!
Gemma Lumsdaine and the Scotland U19s
Of particular note was the special recognition that Gemma received at the awards ceremony after the event. For her work here at The Dragons Gemma was presented with the Jean Ratcliff Outstanding Achievement Award. Top Stuff!
Gemma Receives Her Award
The whirlwind of the Commonwealth Games brought with them an exciting prelude, The Queen’s Baton Relay.
Our Chairperson, Elizabeth Ferris, was chosen as one of the Baton Bearer’s for Dundee, and you can see the BBC Documentary on Elizabeth below.
We’re very proud of the Dragons on their way to represent Scotland at the The Lord Taverner’s Junior Championships next week.
Gemma Lumsdaine has been named in the U19 squad whilst Hannah Harper will take to the court as part of the U15 squad.
Well Done Girls!
Just a reminder, there will be no Saturday training at Lynch on 19th or 26th July.
Enjoy your holidays!