Forth Valley Disability Sport successfully held their AGM virtually on Monday 20 February 2023.

Over 40 partners, club representatives, committee members and athletes attended the meeting to hear welcome presentation from Para Swimmer Laura Pilkington and her journey through disability sport, to hear of FVDS successes from the year, changes and key recruitment within FVDS positions and lastly closing remarks from the new Chairperson, and hearing his thoughts and passions for the years ahead for the Branch.

Graham Harvey (previous FVDS Branch Coordinator) and Cheryl Lappin Scottish Disability Sport Central Regional Manager presented the virtual AGM on behalf of the Branch and were delighted to make key introductions to the committee over the last few months. They welcomed;

  • Forbes Maginnis as new FVDS Chairperson
  • Kerry Wood as new FVDS Vice Chairperson
  • Norman McGlinchey as new FVDS Secretary

As many were aware Graham Harvery, FVDS Coordinator of 14 years, recently moved onto a new role within Active Stirling as Sportability Coordinator. An in flood of partners, FVDS reps, athletes and clubs wished Graham success in his new role and were so very thankful for his passion, commitment and support to the Forth Valley disability community over the years. FVDS were in turn delighted to welcome Nicola Moriarty into this now part time position, she will over see the FVDS Coordinator and GOGA role for the year.

Furthermore FVDS wished Cheryl Lappin success in her new role as Paralympic Pathways Manager for British Curling, and kindly thanked her for her support to the Branch over the 9 years in post. SDS are actively recruiting to replace Cheryl within the Central role.

Lastly FVDS would like to thank all participants, clubs, coaches, volunteers, sponsors and partners for all their support over the last year. Forth Valley Disability Sport looks forward to welcoming everyone to face-to-face AGM and Awards in 2024.

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