With some tense moments and close matches, talent and competition was plentiful at this year’s Grampian Games. But it wasn’t only the top performers who left a lasting impression.

The Branch’s annual 2-day multi-sport event comprised of competitions in boccia, 10-pin bowling, table tennis and bowls, and took place at Aberdeen Sports Village & Garioch Indoor Bowling Centre over the weekend of the 25th and 26th May. The event attracted around 70 participants from across Grampian & beyond, including our visitors from Dundee Boccia Club.

What was very notable about the whole event was the relaxed and friendly atmosphere created by the competitors, who gave it their absolute all during the competition but were welcoming to our visiting teams and courteous towards their fellow competitors, even following a defeat.

Thanks goes to everyone who made the day possible including all of the volunteers at Grampian Disability Sport, staff at Garioch Indoor Bowling Centre & Aberdeen Sports Village, the parents and carers who made sure the participants were able to attend, and to the participants themselves for really doing Grampian proud.

The results for the competitions were as follows:

Saturday 25th May – Boccia

Group A (Adult Players with Physical Disabilities):

Gold: Kerry Mathers

Silver: Samantha Sturrock

Bronze: Sheila Hendry


Group B (Adult Players with Learning Disabilities):

Gold: Andrew Keddie

Silver: Stuart Gunn

Bronze: Rebecca Perry


Group C (Adult Players who use Assistive Devices):

Gold: Hannah Craig & assistant, Carole Craig


Group D (Junior Players):

Gold: Holly McWilliam

Silver: Daniel Strong

Bronze: Kyle Latto


Saturday 25th May – Table Tennis

Open Ladies Singles:

Gold: Kara Rae

Silver: Eveline Johnston

Bronze: Julie Morrison


Open Men’s Singles:

Gold: Alex Rae

Silver: Stephen Welsh

Bronze: Terry Sowah


Men’s Singles for Players with Learning Disabilities:

Gold: John Clark

Silver: Andy Drummond

Bronze: Aaron Morrison

Mixed Doubles:

Gold: Alex Rae & Kara Rae

Silver: Steven Welsh & Eveline Johnston


Sunday 26th May – 10-pin Bowling

Gold: Scott Fisher

Silver: Emma Stelmach

Bronze: Robert Travis


Sunday 26th May – Indoor Bowls


Gold: Shona Fraser

Silver: Kelly McDonald

Bronze: Kerry Mathers



Gold: Tommy Low

Silver: Alan Dawson

Bronze: Robert Travis & Malcolm Cran


If you live with a physical, sensory or intellectual disability in Aberdeen City, Aberdeenshire or Moray (or know someone who does) and would like to get more involved in sport, please get in touch with Alison Shaw on 07828 744 848 or alison.shaw@scottishdisabilitysport.com