Success at the Wheelchair Curling Talent Identification Day

Saturday 26th January saw Scottish Disability Sport in partnership with British Curling host the Wheelchair Curling Talent Development Day at the Peak, Stirling.

Individuals from various ages and abilities attended the day which consisted of theory based workshop detailing wheelchair curling, classification and pathway information, followed by participants undertaking a 2hour session on the ice with British Curling coaches.

Participant quote: "I really enjoyed the open day, it was fantastic to meet the SDS and British Wheelchair curling staff as well as Bob McPherson showing off his Sochi Bronze medal. I definitely will be looking to continue participating in wheelchair curling"

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Additionally on the day SDS and British Curling staff established the development of a Central Wheelchair Curling Development squad, in which a handful of individuals were selected. Additionally we signposted all participants to the Active Stirling Learn to Curling programme (see details).

Lastly tickets are now on sale for the World Wheelchair Curling Championships 2019. The championship is being held at Stirling's PEAK Sport's Village from the 3rd to 10th of March. This tournament is the first opportunity for the competing nations to gain vital qualification points for the 2022 Paralympic Games in Beijing. Details found at Scottish Curling's website site.

If you would like to find out more information about Wheelchair Curling please contact British Curling.

Additionally to find out more about disability sport in Central Scotland, please contact: Cheryl Lappin (Scottish Disability Sport Regional Development Manager) or telephone 07577 830360.

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