Team Fife get set for national championships

Michael Simpson and Martin Hunter have teamed up before and are set to do so again.

Michael Simpson and Martin Hunter have teamed up before and are set to do so again.

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Auchtermuchty’s Michael Simpson will be going for gold at the up-coming 2016 National Lawn Bowls Championships.

Michael is part of a strong Disability Sport Fife squad which will compete at the event at the Westburn Park in Aberdeen.

The Championships will be held on September 3 and see Michael team up with world champion Martin Hunter and others.

The two were also part of the Scottish team which won the Home Nations title at Kelvingrove in June.

Michael captained the team and led from the front.

Early in the month Team Fife retained the Inter Area Team title at the Beveridge Park in Kirkcaldy.

The event brought together the country’s leading players with a learning disability to compete in singles, pairs and triples.

All bowlers representing Fife in Aberdeen were part of that outstanding team performance.

Wullie Christie from East Fife CSS is also a first timer having secured his place in the team.

John Collins is the Fife manager once more and he will be backed up by a strong team of support staff.

The Aberdeen event brings the outdoor season to an end and Fife bowlers turn their attention to the Indoor Championships at the East Fife Indoor BC. The full Fife team is as follows:

Michael Simpson, Martin Hunter, Billy Allan, Stuart Chesby, Barbara McMillan, Mary Wilson, Wullie Harrison, Neil Laughlin, Kenny Dow, Eleanor Clark, Darryl Stewart, Gary Lindsay, Wullie Christie, Gary Handyside, Pamela Mitchell, Tanis Murphy, Michelle Wallace, Julie Allan and Craig Donaldson.