Downhill mountainbiker Corey Watson is on the slope to success after being awarded a £250 grant by the Rowan Boland Memorial Trust. The 14-year-old Hawick High School pupil picked up the cheque at the January meeting of the Trust. The grant will assist Corey attend a series of races and build the teenager’s experience. The juvenile biker enjoyed a successful 2013 season, climbing onto the podium five times, including a second place at the Scottish Downhill Association National Championships at Dunkeld. The Rowan Boland Memorial Trust provides grants to talented young sportspeople in the Scottish Borders. It was founded following the death of Galashiels nine year old Rowan Boland in 2010, who loved various sports. For more information on applying for a grant, visit Pictured is Corey Watson picking up his cheque from Rowan Boland Memorial Trust committee member Shirley Marr.