Canoeing: Star Bradley is making a splash

Bradley Forbes-Cryans from Roslin has been awarded £500 in recognition of his outstanding sporting ability through the OCS Young Sports Person Awards in partnership with SportsAid.

Canoeist Bradley was one of two runners-up for the regional award in the Scotland Region category and was selected from thousands of young sports people who were identified and nominated to SportsAid by their sport's national governing body.

Fifteen-year-old Bradley first got involved in canoe slalom when he was 11 whilst attending a youth club, which took him on a seven-week camp and introduced him to the sport.

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Since then, he has never looked back and has held the title of the UK K1 Champion for the last three years. He was the 2009 Scottish Junior J16 K1M Champion and was promoted to Premier Division in August 2009 at the age of 14, finishing first in the J14 at the end of season rankings.

Bradley's goal is to be ranked in the top 40 in Premier Division (for all age groups) by the end of the year and his ultimate goal is to make the Olympics in 2016 and beyond.

Chris Cracknell, chief executive of international facilities services group OCS, said, "The OCS Young Sports Person Awards and our partnership with SportsAid strongly underpins our objective of putting something back into the communities in which we work and supporting young people through financial assistance and encouragement in their sporting activities. Our awardees have gone on to achieve great things."