CORNHILL SOCIAL HISTORY PROJECT
Crookham and Ford football team in the 1950s
World Wheelchair Curling Championships
Gary Logan (right) with fellow members of the GB squad, 2019
As reported in the Berwick Advertiser, 16th May 2019.
Cornhill man Gary Logan recently won a silver medal at the World Wheelchair Curling Championships in Stirling. The competition provided the first opportunity to gain crucial qualification points for Paralympics GB towards the next Winter Paralympic Games in Bejing in 2022.
Gary, 48, is a familiar face at the Active Northumberland Swan Centre in Berwick which he visits four times a week to carry out weight and cardiovascular training as part of his exercise regime.
He was introduced to the sport 10 years ago by a friend following a life-changing accident which left him in a wheelchair. He fell in loe with curling from the start and has played regularly, progressing to the GB Scotalnd performance squad and working his way up into the Scotland squad, of which he has been a member for seven months.
Gary said, “I remember when I got the call up to the team; I was absolutely beside myself and was just brimming with pride and excitement. It is always an honour to be selected to represent your country and to win a silver medal within seven months of entering the team and on a world championship debut is a dream come true and testmanet to the extremely hard work of the whole squad.”
There is a lot of commitment and training involved. Every other week Gary travels to Stirling for ice training and then on alternate weeks he trains at the Swan Centre working on strength and aerobic training.
Scottish Sports Award 2019 Disability Sport winners: the Scottish Wheechair Curling Team,
(Gary Logan is on the left)
As reported in the Berwick Advertiser, 9th January, 2020.
Scotland’s wheelchair curling team, which has a strong Berwickshire presence, took its place among the winners at an awards ceremony. The squad deservedly took home the Disability Sports accolade at the 2019 Sunday Mail sportscotland Scottish Sports Awards in Glasgow.
Scotland were in inspirational form last March when they won silver at the World Championships. Skipped by Aileen Nelson (Strathaven), the team of David Melrose (Duns), Hugh Nibloe (Stranraer) Robert McPherson (Motherwell) and Gary Logan (Cornhill-on-Tweed) rose to the occasion on home ice in Stirling, coming through a tough round-robin section and play-off round to reach the final against China.
North Northumberland League Referees, 1960s
The final of the eleventh Inter-Cities Fairs Cup was played on 29th May and 11th June 1969
between Newcastle United F.C. of England and Ujpesti Dózsa of Hungary.
The Cup was won by Newcastle and the local policeman, Rod Cameron brought it to Cornhill for people to see.
Local lads enjoying this are: Back row, left to right - ? , Alex Clark, Johnny Adams, Peter Dalgliesh
Front row, left to right - Ian Turnbull, Colin Tait, Derek Simpson, Derek Turnbull, James Fisher