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Talented Galashiels golfer Jack McDonald hopes to compete with Britain's best in 2019.

The 16-year-old is currently a member of Scottish Golf's Performance Academy having enjoyed a successful 2018 which saw him win Dunbar, North Berwick and The Roxburghe junior opens all in one week.

And after receiving a £400 grant from the Rowan Boland Memorial Trust, he is aiming high for this year.

Jack said: "This grant will enable me to continue to attend coaching sessions with Scottish Golf and my personal coach and also attend various Scottish Golf event this season.

"My goal for the coming season will be to reduce my handicap by one to allow me to a better chance to qualify to play in British boys competitions."

Stow's Evan Holloway is among Scotland's best young talent – and now has the support of the Rowan Boland Memorial Trust.

The 12-year-old is part of the Scottish Football Association's Performance School programme, attending Broughton High School in Edinburgh alongside other talented footballers.

The Performance Schools aim to give the selected children the best chance to fulfil their potential.

Evan is also a Hibs player and will use his £200 grant to help purchase football boots and warm clothing for training at the Premiership club's East Lothian base.

Archer Eleanor Macdonald hit the target in 2018, and is aiming to continue her progress this year.

Eleanor has already represented Scotland and won a series of titles last year despite being only 11 years old.

The Melrose resident has now picked up £150 from the Rowan Boland Memorial Trust to help purchase new equipment to assist their development in the sport.

Duns cross country runner Lewis Tharme is looking east in 2019.

Lewis, who finished second in last year's Borders Cross Country Series, has received a cheque for £250 from the Rowan Boland Memorial Trust as he aims to take on the best of the East of Scotland.

The 16-year-old Gala Harrier said: "I would like to compete in the East District Cross Country League and East District Championships this year which will incur extra travel and accommodation costs.

"These events will hopefully give me a chance to represent the East of Scotland at the Inter District Championships."

Gala Wanderers will be kept warm by the Rowan Boland Memorial Trust this winter.

The Under 18 rugby side, their coaches and first aiders have been provided with wet weather jackets by the charity to protect them from adverse weather during the season.

Archive News Headlines

Members and staff of the Scottish Building Society Published 17 Febury

Beth Johnston has revealed the secret of her para-swimming success which is sending her to the Commonwealth Games Published 25 July

The Rowan Boland Memorial Trust returns to its roots for this year's annual ball Published 28 January

It started off in a garden with 20 people to raise money for a local charity Published 09 January

A TEAM of Galashiels cyclists have raised an astonishing £3,500 after successfully completing the recent Mull Sportive Published 24 September

A Galashiels building merchants support to the Trust. Published 30 June

The Slippery Gypsies handed over a cheque for £690 Published 30 October

OVER 150 runners tackled the slopes of Meigle Hill again for the Rowan Boland Run Published 21 September

TWO sporting trusts have joined together to help tee off Galashiels Golf Club’s new practice net. Published 21 June

The young rugby players of Galashiels are on the right track thanks to a sponsorship from Rowan Boland Memorial Trust. Published 29 March

Over £11,000 was handed out last year Published 29 March

Galashiels tyre firm has rubber-stamped its support for the Rowan Boland Memorial Trust. Published 29 March

The young rugby players of Galashiels are on the right track thanks to a sponsorship from Rowan Boland Memorial Trust Published 29 March

Gala's rugby players hit the right note when they handed over a cheque for £300 Published 29 January

Starwalk finally beat the weather Published 20 January

Gala Cricket Club has received some added protection Published 5 October 2015

The Trust Hands Up More Grants And Gets A Little Helping Hand As Well Published 26 June 2015

Turst hands out more and more grants. Published 06 June 2015

Former Scotland player Mike Dods has expressed his delight that at being named the Rowan Boland Memorial Trust's latest honorary patron Published 14 April 2015

Hawick tennis talent Harris Brogan has been served a £400 Published 06 March 2015

Over £10,000 has been handed out to young sportspeople in the Borders from the Rowan Boland Memorial Trust over its last financial year. Published 09 February 2015

Rowan Boland Memorial Trust for giving them a helping hand Published 19 December 2014

Top line up of Rowan Boland Trust sportsman's dinner Published 1 October 2014

Ryan Mania will swap saddles as he takes part in a loopy charity challenge. Published 3 September 2014

Corey Watson finished seventh in the National Championships Published 11 August 2014

Glasgow Commonwealth Games set to get underway Published 02 August 2014

Results For Friday 5k & 10k Published 16 July 2014

Trust helps out up and coming Talent. Published 12 May 2014

Three budding Berwickshire badminton talents have been backed. Published 01 May 2014

Lucy Inglis hopes a Rowan Boland Memorial Trust grant will help her reach the Under 18 European Championships Published 21 April 2014

A 10k race has been added to the Meigle Run schedule Published 16 April 2014

Disability swimmer Beth Johnston enjoyed a medal-laden performance. Published 9 April 2014

Emily Newlands hopes a grant will put her on the road to Vienna Published 26 March 2014

Downhill mountainbiker Corey Watson is on the slope to success Published 21 March 2014

Finlay Lindores is making waves in the sport of disability swimming Published 19 February 2014

Tennis sisters Tara and Robyn Harvey have each received a £300 Published 6 February 2014

The weather was finally kind for Star Walk 2013 Published 2 February 2014

Ryan Mania become an honorary patron Published 5 November 2013

It all started from an informal New Year chat Published 25 October 2013

Treorchy Male Voice Choir head home Published 16 September 2013

Swimmers is taking on St Mary's Loch Published 15 August 2013

Settle Cricket Club handed over a cheque Published 15 August 2013

Treorchy Male Choir travel to Gala in August for the a one off performance Published 13 June 2013

Trust have stumped up to help Galashiels cricketer Caitlin Ormiston Published 13 June 2013

Turst hands out more and more grants Published 6 June 2013

Borders wheelchair athlete Samantha Kinghorn Published 1 June 2013

Ryan Mania paid tribute to the Rowan Boland Memorial Trust Published 21 April 2013

Trust Wish Monica All The Best Published 21 April 2013

Ross Swinton is on the road to success Published 17 April 2013

Hawick tennis talent Harris Brogan has netted £300 from the Trust Published 04 April 2013

The ball success plans in place for another next year Published 04 April 2013

Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR) Published 20 February 2013

Alan Henry Competes In Glasgow Half-Marathon Published 30 January 2013

Kenny Paterson Three Peaks Ultra Marathon Published 20 January 2013

Malky Horsburgh overcame injury fear for the trust Published 13 January 2013

Andy Miller John O'Groats to Lands End DONE!!! Published 07 January 2013

A Marathon Effort By Four Braw Lads Published 21 December 2012

Trust Support Scotland Pair Stuart Hogg And Greig Laidlaw Published 17 December 2012

SWIMMER Beth Johnston put in a golden performance Published 20 November 2012

KENNY Paterson has completed his first ultra marathon Published 11 November 2012

Stars shine on charity walk  Published 25 September 2012

Rowan's race helps other youngster achieve their goals Published: 5 May 2012

Alice paddles to top place Published: 3 May 2012

Three more young sports stars receive grants Published: 4 April 2012

Alice Haining awarded £4,000 Published: 9 March 2012

Rowan's smile lives on in Menorca Published: 2010

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