Don’t miss chance to nominate your Wee Champ

Margaret Foy, Jade Nimmo and Howie launch the Wee Champions competition
Margaret Foy, Jade Nimmo and Howie launch the Wee Champions competition
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There’s just a few days left to nominate your Wee Champions from Falkirk district.

With the Queen’s Baton due in town next week exciting surrounding the Glasgow Commonwealth Games is building all the time.

And to the coincide with the event Falkirk’s Howgate Shopping Centre is searching for the sporting stars of the future through its Wee Champions initiative.

It wants parents to nominate children age 17 and under for sports gold.

Marketing manager Margaret Foy said: “We’ve already got some great nominations but people have until June 22 to get them in so we’re hoping for even more.

‘‘From athletics to zumba and from badminton to yachting, we want to find local children and teenagers who have what it takes to get on the podium.

“There’s no shortage of sporting talent around the Falkirk area and we want to celebrate this during a special summer of sport in Scotland. We particularly want to hear from youngsters who have had to cope with barriers and difficulties or helped in the success of others as well as themselves.’’

Nominations will be placed into three age categories - seven and under, eight to 12 and 13 to 17 - and Howgate customers will then vote for their favourite Wee Champ.

The winner in each category will receive a trophy, a £100 gift card and will win a private training session with Falkirk’s own Commonwealth Games hopeful Jade Nimmo. Everyone who enters a nomination will go into a prize draw for a £50 gift card.

Nomination forms are available online at or from the Howgate Help Desk.

Voting will close on July 31 and winners will be announced on August 4.