CORSTORPHINE Athletics Club is proud to support Scottish Athletics’ Be Active Be Well campaign.

Launched to mark International Day of People with Disabilities on December 3, the governing body’s initiative aims to improve people’s wellbeing by encouraging them to become more physically active in a way that suits them.

CAAC member Cameron Thores won gold for Scotland in the ambulant 100m at the Under-20 Welsh International in August.

Cameron, 19, is an internationally classified T47 athlete, meaning he has an upper body limb impairment.

He was also nominated for Lothian Disability Sport’s young sports person of the year award in September. 

The Exeter University student, who swapped rugby for the track, praised the club for its backing and promotion of athletics for all.

He said: “As a result of my impairment, I use some adjustments in order to accommodate this, such as a starting aid.

“CAAC have been great through my time at the club. I joined when I was nine years old and have enjoyed it thoroughly. 

“My club coach Lewis Innes was instrumental in getting my classification as he identified it being a possibility and put me in touch with the right people to get it moving.”

Recalling his gold medal run in Swansea, Cameron added: I was very happy to have taken the win down there. It was a big commitment, but I had worked very hard in the lead-up and was confident.

“It’s always a very proud moment to compete for your country and I really enjoyed the experience I had within the Scotland team.

“My current aim is to represent GB at a major championship in the next few years, as well as having the long shot aim of getting to the 2024 Paralympics in Paris.

CAAC welcomes enquiries from those with a disability and will strive to ensure they progress as an athlete.

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