PROMISING rugby player Ross Darroch has been awarded funding under the Inverclyde Sports Personality grant scheme
Ross (17), who plays for the Greenock Wanderers under-18 team, has dual nationality so is able to play for Russian side CSKA Moscow in competitions
The team progressed to the semi-finals of the Russian under-18 national rugby 7’s championships, at which Ross finished as top try scorer for the Moscow side.
The grant will go towards the cost of new boots and training equipment.
Ross said: “I am very grateful to receive this award which will be of great help to me in developing my rugby fitness and skills and would like to thank the organisers of the grant scheme for making this possible.”
The grant scheme is funded through any surplus generated by the annual Inverclyde Sports Personality Awards.
Grants are available to individual sportspeople for up to 60 per cent of expenditure needed as part of an athlete’s development, up to a maximum of £300 per grant.
Full details can be found at www.inverclydesportspersonality.com.