Calum Main from Lockerbie has been awarded £1,500 in recognition of his outstanding sporting ability through the OCS Young Sports Person Awards in partnership with SportsAid. Table tennis player Calum beat stiff competition to win the regional award for the Scotland region.
Seventeen year old Calum started table tennis in a local village hall when he was just nine years old and his talent was spotted by a Scottish National Coach only a year later. He represented Scotland at the French Junior Open earlier this year and he gained his first senior international cap a few weeks ago at the 6 Nations. He reached the quarter final which was an excellent result.
Ranked as the number one U18 National Champion in Scotland, Calum was selected for an award from thousands of young sports people who were identified and nominated to SportsAid by their sport’s National Governing Body.
Travelling to London to collect his award at a celebratory event on 25th November in the OCS Stand at the Brit Oval, Calum will join winners from the nine other UK regions and the Disabled Athlete and Young Star category winners. On the day OCS will announce one overall winner, who will receive a further £8,500-worth of support over three years.
Previous OCS Young Sports Person Award winners will attend the event alongside a host of top sporting stars including Ade Adepitan MBE, Iwan Thomas MBE and Rory Underwood MBE.
Chris Cracknell, chief executive of OCS said, “The OCS Young Sports Person Awards and our partnership with SportsAid strongly underpins our objective of putting something back into the communities in which we work and supporting young people through financial assistance and encouragement in their sporting activities. Our winners have gone on to achieve great things for our country and we will continue to support our sporting future as we race towards 2012.”