Vicky Glover to become Scotland's first female boxer at Commonwealth Games

30 November 2017, 17:17

Team Scotland

Vicky Glover has become the first female boxer to be chosen for Scotland's Commonwealth Games squad.

Hamilton-based Glover was among nine boxers and 35 athletes in total to be named in Scotland's party for the trip to Gold Coast in Australia next year.

The teenager won a British title last year and missed out on a medal at the recent World Youth Championships by a split decision.

Boxing Scotland's interim chief executive, Fraser Walker, said: "This is a ground-breaking moment for Boxing Scotland.

"Vicky Glover will become the first ever Scottish female boxer to be selected to represent Scotland in a senior Commonwealth Games and there were three further women in the mix.

"We had no female team members in Glasgow 2014 - this demonstrates how much work we have put into developing female boxing in Scotland and is testament to the performances of our female boxers who have impressed so much during the selection period."

Motherwell's Reece McFadden, a bronze medallist at Glasgow 2014, is also included while Montrose-based John Docherty makes the step up after winning a Commonwealth Youth Games gold in 2015.

Karen Darke will take part in the first para-triathlon event at the Games. The Inverness athlete recently hand-cycled from Canada to Mexico and previously crossed Greenland's ice cap and climbed Mont Blanc after being paralysed from the chest down in a climbing accident at the age of 21.

Beth Potter, who ran the 10,000 metres at the 2016 Olympics, is also in the triathlon squad along with Glasgow 2014 veterans Marc Austin and Grant Sheldon.

Two-times medallist Ian Shaw becomes the second Scot to make a sixth Commonwealth Games appearance after bowler Alex Marshall, while five-time medallist Jen McIntosh and younger sister Seonaid McIntosh join him in the 11-strong shooting squad.

Irene Edgar and David Thomas, who won silver in Glasgow, and 2015 world singles champion Martin Hunter are among seven para-bowls representatives while weightlifters Lisa Tobias, Jodey Hughes, Scott Wilson and Zach Courtney will all make their Games debuts.