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4th October 2021
2021 Sporting Senior Games proved to be as competitive as ever although a little different with events being held in individual care homes due to current guidelines.
Training began in earnest some months ago. Erskine Edinburgh Home, Woodlands Nursing Home in Livingston (part of the West Lothian Activities Network), Summerlee House in Coatbridge, Erskine Glasgow Home, The Erskine Home and the Erskine Reid Macewen Activities Centre all preparing in earnest for the games.
Erskine Head Physiotherapist Janet Leith said: 'For the Sporting Senior Games 2021 we were “Picking up the Baton” that had to be put down in 2020 as a result of Covid. Previous Games from 2015 to 2019 were fiercely contested and the John Bowman Trophy awarded to the deserving overall winning team.
This year I had the privilege of being at each event and witnessing the emergence of our resident athletes from the worst effects of Covid. It was exciting to see the joy and laughter on the faces of athletes and staff alike.
After months of isolation and limited physical activity residents worked incredibly hard and competed well to win our trademark Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals and the John Bowman Trophy.
man Trophy. After two weeks of competition the medals and trophy were presented to the teams at an Award Ceremony on Older Peoples Day at the Glynhill Hotel in Renfrew with Erskine Glasgow triumphantly lifting the John Bowman Trophy.
And so to next year – onward to the Commonwealth Games and the Sporting Senior Games 2022.”