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Davren to compete for Orkney in Island Games


By Will Clark


Angus Davren will be taking a leap into the unknown when he competes for Orkney at the 2019 Island Games.

The Conon Bridge teenager, who qualifies to compete for Orkney due to residency rules is heading out to Gibraltar.

Angus Davren will be competing in the high jump and 100m for Orkney at the Island Games. Picture: Bobby Gavin
Angus Davren will be competing in the high jump and 100m for Orkney at the Island Games. Picture: Bobby Gavin

The 17-year-old, who is a member of the Inverness Harriers, will be competing in the high jump as well as the long jump and the 100m.

Davren says he is unaware of the standard of the competition he will be up against but is relishing the opportunity of competing abroad for the first time.

“My mum and dad were living in Orkney when I was born so I have always wanted to be able to compete for them at the Island Games,” he said.

“I found out that I could through the residency rule and when I was offered the chance to compete for them I took it.

“I have competed in international competitions for Scotland before but I have never competed outside of the UK. I don’t know what the competition will be like when I compete.

“But I see this as a big opportunity.”

Read more in today's Ross-shire Journal.



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