Netherlee Boys’ Brigade in Emirates Arena medal success

Last Friday more than 160 boys from 18 Boys’ Brigade Companies throughout Greater Glasgow met at the Emirates Arena for the annual Battalion Junior Section (p4 - p6) Athletics Championships.

Glasgow 278 (Netherlee) Boys’ Brigade had fared well over recent years, largely due to the exploits of Max Docherty who scooped eight medals during his period in the age group.

This year Netherlee BB sent a squad of 11 boys to the championships – its largest in many a year – with ten of these competing for the first time.

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However, the boys did not disappoint, securing four medals in total and finishing third in the medal table for individual events.

Newcomer Michael McGuire led the way with two medals, securing bronze in the junior (p4) 200m and a further bronze in the long jump.

Fellow newcomer Matthew Mackay won bronze in the junior shot putt.

Competing in the event for the final time Jacob Haw secured his first medal, with a bronze in the Senior (p6) 60m.

Everyone in the squad can be hugely proud of their performances and the way they represented Netherlee BB, with every boy appearing in at least one final, providing great cause for optimism for the future.

Over the last three years Netherlee Boys’ Brigade has more than doubled its membership and now has almost 80 boys, young men and officers.

Anyone wishing to join the company, which meets at Netherlee Parish Church, can call Alistair on 07343 521 928 email [email protected] or contact the company via Facebook @netherleeboysbrigade.

Anchor Boys (P1-P3) meets on Mondays from 6pm-7pm, Junior Section (P4-P6) on Tuesdays from 7pm - 8.45pm and Company Section (P7 - S6) on Fridays from 7pm - 10pm. All sections currently have space for new members.

The Boys’ Brigade is the world’s first uniformed organisation for young people, and was formed by Sir William Alexander Smith in Glasgow in 1883.