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

Melrose hockey player Lucy Inglis hopes a Rowan Boland Memorial Trust grant will help her reach the Under 18 European Championships. The 16-year-old Fjordhus Reivers striker picked up a cheque for £500 to help her attend training with the Scotland under 18s squad. The Earlston High School pupil said: "I am in the 24-strong training squad which has been picked with next year's European Championships in mind. We have training in Glasgow and Stirling throughout the year so this grant will be a massive help for me." Fellow Earlston High pupil Abbi Blackie also picked up a grant as she continues her progress up the judo ranks. The 17-year-old from Newtown St Boswells has moved up to under 21 level and received a £1,000 cheque to help fund a training trip to Japan in September. Abbi continues to train with Great Britain and is also travelling to Lithuania with the Scotland squad in May to take part in the European Cup. Abbi said: "I have just moved up from under 18 to under 21 level so am starting all over again, so my aim this year is to keep improving. " Japan is where judo started so to go there and train will be a great experience." Young Galashiels footballer Charlie Green also received a £200 grant. The 12-year-old plays with Tynecastle Boys Club in Edinburgh but has trained with both Celtic and Hibs youth squads. Anyone who wishes to find out more about the trust, or raise money for the charity, can visit www.rowanbolandmemorialtrust.co.uk

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