Eilidh Doyle to Host Charity Hurdling Session for Lucky Youngsters

Eilidh Doyle to Host Charity Hurdling Session for Lucky Youngsters

A group of up to six young people could be in with a chance of being put through their paces by Eilidh Doyle, Scotland’s most decorated track and field athlete.

The Olympic and Commonwealth Games medallist will host a hurdling session for a group of young budding athletes as part of a charity auction lot for the benefit of the Eric Liddell Centre’s 2019 Going for Gold Gala. The session will take place at Grangemouth Stadium at some point following the Gala.

The athlete will also be the key speaker at the charity event, taking place on the 26th April at BT Murrayfield stadium which will also feature Gavin Hastings OBE, former captain of both the Scotland and British and Irish Lions teams as the Master of Ceremonies.

John MacMillan, CEO of the Eric Liddell Centre, a dementia care charity and community hub said said:

“We are over the moon that Eilidh has kindly agreed to host this bespoke coaching session as a special auction lot at our Going for Gold Gala. I can only imagine how excited these young athletes will be to receive personal coaching from Scotland’s most decorated track and field athlete of all time.”

Eilidh, who recently added a seventeenth medal to her overall tally at the European Indoor Championships in Glasgow said:

“I’m delighted to be able to help offer encouragement to aspiring future athletes while supporting the valuable work of a well-regarded local charity in the Eric Liddell Centre.”

The online auction and tickets can be purchased at https://www.ericliddell.org/going-for-gold