August 13, 2007

Wheelchair curlers excel in another sport

Five wheelchair curlers have been selected for the Scottish bowls team which will be heading to Sydney, Australia, in October for the IBD World Championships. Following three months of trials and skills tests at the Whiteinch Indoor Bowling Club in Glasgow, supervised by Head Coach Bob Dick, Rosemary Lenton (Borders Wheelchair Curling Club), Jim Sellar (Braehead Wheelchair Curling Club), Bill Masterton (Braehead Wheelchair Curling Club) and Ian Donaldson (Lockerbie Wheelchair Curling Club) were selected as part of the playing squad. The four curlers join four other physically disabled and five visually impaired teammates in the squad for Sydney.

Michael McCreadie (Braehead Wheelchair Curling Club) will be the Scottish Team Manager.

Michael has twice been world wheelchair curling champion, and is no stranger to the game of bowls. He won two bronze medals in lawn bowling as a player at the Toronto Paralympics in 1976.

The photo is Michael McCreadie

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