Jordan to throw for Scotland

Jordan Morrison, 16, has become the latest young Shetland athlete to be selected to represent Scotland – he will be throwing the javelin in the UK School Games in Cardiff next month.

Jordan has had a fantastic season and adds the Scotland vest to the two he has already earned through being selected for and competing in the UK Schools International Match and the Celtic Games.

His throwing has gone from strength to strength during the year and all the hard work he did through the winter is really paying off now. So far he has thrown over 12 metres further than his 2008 season’s best and improves almost every time he competes.

Throughout the majority of the season he has held the Scottish number one ranking for the javelin in his age group and with his nearest rival having thrown 3cm further last week, he is hungry for the next competitive opportunity, which is the UK School Games.

Throws coach Elaine Park said: “Jordan has surpassed expectations this season and I think he has surprised himself with how well he has done. To get one Scotland vest is great, two is a fantastic achievement and three is exceptional. He has trained hard for this and fully deserves his achievements this season.”


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