Scott Meenagh

Rower // Para-Rowing Squad
Date of Birth: 16th Sep 1989 (29 years old)
Club: Army RC
Hometown: Cumbernauld

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Recruited to the GB Rowing Team para-rowing squad in 2014, Scott is hoping for a seat in a Paralympic boat at the Rio 2016 Games.

Scott Meenagh is a former member of the Army’s elite 2nd Battalion Parachute Regiment and Scotland U18 rugby player, Scott is enjoying the challenge of a new sport.

Scott represented Britain at the 2014 Invictus Games and won two medals on his GB Rowing Team debut the following year

On The Water

Rio 2016 Olympiad: 2013 – 2016

Scott was captain of the British Armed Forces Rowing Team at the 2014 Invictus Games, where he won two silver medals.

He made his GB Rowing Team debut at the International Para Rowing and Masters Regatta in Gavirate in 2015, winning gold and bronze in the trunk-arms men’s single scull.

Scott returned to Gavirate in 2016, winning two silver medals, and will once again represent Britain at the 2016 Invictus Games in the United States.

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Club: Army RC

Boat: Para-rowing Squad

Role: Rower

Coaches: Nick Baker

Beyond the Boat

As a youngster, Scott played rugby competitively, representing West of Scotland, and Scotland U18s.

Aged 19, Scott joined the Army, and commenced his training with the elite 2nd Battalion Parachute regiment. From a group of 62 starting basic training, he was one of only 14 to pass out. Soon after being deployed to Afghanistan, Scott lost both of his legs in an IED explosion.

Following a year in rehabilitation, and with the assistance of the Help for Heroes sports recovery programme, Scott took up competitive sport again. He attended a para-rowing development camp during the London 2012 Paralympic Games and says that he feels privileged to now be able to compete at a high level.

Scott is involved with a number of charities, including Horseback UK. His favourite TV show is Remember the Titans and he lists Winston Churchill, The Duke of Wellington and Batman as his three ideal dinner guests.

Scott is Lottery Funded through UK Sport.

Personal information

Current Address Hometown Region
Knowl Hill Cumbernauld Scotland
Current Address:
Knowl Hill
Hometown:
Cumbernauld
Region:
Scotland
Date of Birth
16th September 1989
Date of Birth:
16th September 1989