TRINITY McPARTLIN was on top form once again at the British Inclusive Skating Championships where she took home five awards for her solo and team performances on the ice.
A Glasgow mum has raved about her daughter’s progress since being diagnosed with ADHD after claiming three gold medals in a British figure skating competition.
Trinity McPartlin dazzled on the ice in the British Inclusive Skating Championships in Glasgow to bag five prizes for her solo and team performances last month.
The Park View Primary pupil suffers from attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, a condition that causes behavioural difficulties that include inattentiveness, hyperactivity and impulsiveness.
Trinity joined a special group at the Time Capsule ice rink in North Lanarkshire, ISkate, one which helps develop skaters with a disability. And since her diagnosis a year ago, her proud mum Zoe has seen a transformation in Trinity’s confidence from taking part in the sport with the aid of her specialist coaches.
She said: “We are very proud of her and the school is very proud of her too. The medication she has helps her to concentrate more. She is so much more focussed. This is the second time she has took part in this competition but the last time, we only found out she had ADHD just a couple of weeks before it.
Figure skating is her sole focus. It’s something she looks forward to every week. She has a lot of friends there, some who have a disorder, but she feels like she can speak freely about her condition with her friends when maybe other pupils at school might not understand as well. She has quite a few friends there and they are all ever so nice.”
Trinity was skating at Hamilton Ice Rink for three years before she was diagnosed with ADHD. Whilst doing her badges she wasn’t able to sit still and struggled to listen to what coaches were instructing.
However, since joining Iskate, the youngster has flourished and claimed an impressive nine medals so far at the British championships which are supported by Foundation Scotland, Genetic Disorders UK and the World Figure Sport Organisation.