Support for young Swinton swimmer

Swinton swimmer Ellenor Gracey receives a cheque for �200 from David Boland on behalf of the Rowan Boland Memorial Trust.
Swinton swimmer Ellenor Gracey receives a cheque for �200 from David Boland on behalf of the Rowan Boland Memorial Trust.

Rising swimming star Ellenor Gracey from Swinton has been given financial support from the Rowan Boland Memorial Trust.

Ellenor was one of several young Borders sportspeople to receive cheques from the Trust. She received £200.

The talented 16-year-old qualified for five national competitions last year and competed in the Scottish Grand Prix series.

Para-swimmer Beth Johnston (14), from Galashiels was given £1,000 to assist her continued development.

Beth is currently the Scottish National Open Championship 100m backstroke gold medallist in her category.

Footballer Matthew Dalgleish from Galashiels also picked up a grant of £200

Matthew, who plays for top Edinburgh boys club Hutchison Vale, will use the grant to help towards cost of travelling to Gothenburg in Sweden for the Gothia Youth World Cup, which claims to be the largest football tournament in the world.

Meanwhile Gala’s rugby players hit the right note when they handed over a cheque for £300 to the Rowan Boland Memorial Trust. The Netherdale men raised the money at a ‘Stars in Your Eyes’ night.