Sporting mindset

Tony Stanger

THE latest research on how to help young athletes achieve their sporting potential is being presented in Shetland by one of Scotland’s most memorable rugby stars.

Scotland’s Calcutta Cup winning try scorer from 1990 Tony Stanger will visit the isles in his new role as talent manager for the sportscotland institute of sport (SIS) later this month.


Stanger’s presentation will look at how an athlete’s mindset is more important than any inherited physical traits to their success in their sport.

Hard work, learning from mistakes and embracing challenges are determining factors for an athlete’s growth, he will say when he speaks at Shetland Museum and Archives on 25 April at 7pm.

Shetland Islands Council sports development officer Bob Kerr said: “It promises to be a thought provoking session and I’d encourage anyone with an interest in sport, as a coach, athlete, parent or teacher to come along.”

Entry is free and anyone can reserve a place by calling the museum on 01595 695057.