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Rhys McCole Receives Rotary Honour

  • Submitted by: Stuart McMillan, Greenock and Inverclyde, Scottish National Party.
  • Date lodged: Friday, 26 April 2024
  • Motion reference: S6M-12998

That the Parliament congratulates Rhys McCole on receiving the Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland’s Young Citizen Peacemaker Award for his work teaching boxing skills; understands that the young boxer from Greenock has been recognised for incorporating valuable life lessons such as anti-bullying, anti-weapon crime, anti-drugs and substance abuse, and common manners and courtesy into his teaching; further understands that Rhys was nominated after previously winning the Rotary Club of Gourock Sadhu Gupta Young Citizens’ Award; notes that Rhys has gained many accolades for his charity and volunteering work while becoming a full-time coach and fitness instructor with his own business; commends Rhys for using his boxing talent to support young people from disadvantaged backgrounds, and wishes him all the best as he continues this positive work.

Supported by: Karen Adam, Clare Adamson, Jeremy Balfour, Neil Bibby, Miles Briggs, Alexander Burnett, Sharon Dowey, Jackie Dunbar, Pam Duncan-Glancy, Annabelle Ewing, Pam Gosal, Bill Kidd, Marie McNair, Audrey Nicoll, Paul Sweeney, David Torrance, Tess White