The Moray Young Competitive Climbers have been busy with selection again. As some of you will remember, five of the eight Moray Young Competitive Climbers were selected for the Scottish Youth Development Squad in February and so, on 24th March, the five young climbers from Moray Coast Youth Climbing Club, Natalie Taylor (16), Will Bain (12), Duncan Brown (11), Rhys Taylor (10) and Lorna Brown (8) joined climbers from all over Scotland at the Edinburgh International Climbing Arena in Ratho to compete for spaces on the Scotland Youth Team. With over seventy young people taking part and only thirty spaces available, the competition was stiff.
Sixteen coaches looked after the youth climbers and, by the end of the day, the ‘Moray Five’ had finished as follows: Lorna Brown – 1st, Duncan Brown – 3rd, Natalie Taylor – 5th, Will Bain – 6th, Rhys Taylor – 6th meaning Lorna and Duncan were successfully selected to the Scotland Youth Team. All five will continue to benefit from high level coaching at future academies and events, to help with their preparation for the 2019 season.