PHM Athlete Award

Thanks to continuing support from a private individual impressed by the potential of Scotland’s young athletes, the PHM Athlete Award provides awards of up to £1,000 to prospective Commonwealth Games athletes, under the age of 26, towards their preparation for events leading up to the Commonwealth Youth Games, Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games and other major championships.

The current crop of talent will put their awards to a range of good uses including travel costs, equipment and personal development, as they seek to emulate past beneficiaries of the programme such as boxer Charlie Flynn, swimmer Craig Benson, badminton player Kirsty Gilmour and track athlete Zoey Clark.

Whilst the award is made for an initial one year period, an in principle commitment is made for a further two years, subject to satisfactory progress being made against agreed goals set. This longer-term commitment gives athletes greater security and allows them to focus fully on their training and competition. Care has also been taken to ensure that this funding provides an enhanced level of support and does not duplicate funding awarded by other agencies.

PHM Scholarship Athletes 2019

Scott Gibson – Swimming

Archie Goodburn – Swimming

Scott McLay – Swimming

Cameron Radigan – Para-Archery

Alisha Rees – Athletics

Ross Paterson – Para-Athletics

Erin Wallace – Athletics

Christopher Grimley – Badminton

Vicky Glover – Boxing

Sam Hickey – Boxing

Sarah Jane Hampson – Fencing

Kelvin Cham – Gymnastics

Ellie Russell – Gymnastics

David Ferguson – Judo

Aiden Moffat – Judo

Jack Burns – Rowing

Evie Gallagher – Rugby

Georgia Adderley – Squash

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Charlie Flynn - Boxing Image

Charlie Flynn - Boxing

A past recipient of PHM Athlete Award support, Charlie won Commonwealth Youth Games silver in 2011, before going one better at Glasgow 2014, winning gold in the Lightweight division to the delight of the home crowd. His fabulous post event interviews won the hearts of the nation with catchphrases like "buzzing like a jar of wasps," as well as thanking the crowd that "looked like ants but roared like lions."

Charlie made his professional debut in December 2014 with a win over Ibrar Riyaz and has remained undefeated in his 12 professional bouts to date. He was nicknamed "The Mailman" during Glasgow 2014 in reference to the fact that he worked in the Royal Mail sorting office in the run up to the Games and he has kept this nickname into his professional career.