August 16, 2007

Pendreigh is GB wheelchair curling coach

Tom Pendreigh has been appointed as the GB paralympic wheelchair curling coach. The post was advertised in June and described here.

Today's announcement by the Scottish Institute of Sport, in partnership with British Curling and the Royal Caledonian Curling Club (RCCC), comes as no surprise. Pendreigh, from Inverness, is well known for his work with wheelchair curlers. He coached the squad which won silver at the 2006 Paralympic Games in Turin. As a coach he has an outstanding record with Team Murdoch, gold medallists at the world championship in 2006.

The full announcement, with quotes from Penny Briscoe, Performance Director of the British Paralympic Association, Derek Brown, British Curling's Performance Director, and Chris Hildrey, British Curling's Chairman, can be found here.

If agreed with the Scottish Wheelchair Curling Association and the Royal Caledonian Curling Club, Pendreigh may also become the Scottish wheelchair curling head coach, that position still to be confirmed.

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