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Ross Swinton is on the road to success with the help of the Rowan Boland Memorial Trust

Innerleithen downhill mountain biker Ross Swinton is on the road to success with the help of the Rowan Boland Memorial Trust. The 15-year-old has picked up £300 from the Borders charity to help with running costs for the season. The cash will contribute towards entry costs for the Scottish Downhill Series and Scottish Championships, as well as a full face helmet. The Peebles High School talent has already enjoyed success, last year winning the Scottish Downhill Association Juvenile Series and winning fifth in the Scottish Championships. He has moved up to the next age group, Youth, this season, and already has ambitions beyond that. Ross said: "I would like to raise my profile over the next two years so that when I moved up to Junior in 2015 I can be selected by a downhill team." Ross, who competes for Innerleithen team I Cycles, is also competing in races in the British Downhill Series. David Boland, chairman of the trust, said: "We are delighted to assist Ross with his considerable costs and wish him all the best for the season. "Hopefully we will be hearing plenty about Ross' successes in the future." Promising sporting talent from across the Borders can now apply for assistance from the Rowan Boland Memorial Trust – visit

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