May 21, 2008

Wheelchair curlers compete in Italy

Two teams from South Lanarkshire Wheelchair Curling Club took part in a tournament in Biella, near Turin, last weekend, alongside ten Italian and Swiss teams.

“There may be no ice available in Scotland at this time of the year,” said SLWCC Secretary David Morgan, “but we found, via the Internet, this tournament was taking place, and got ourselves an invitation."

Half the teams were in wheelchairs, and half were able-bodied curlers. Bill Masterton and Jim Sellar skipped the two South Lanarkshire teams. Masterton’s team came fifth, and Sellars’ rink were sixth.

The rink at Biella is in a converted old textile mill. The rink has a website here.

The teams and helpers, including RCCC Lanarkshire Development Officer Jim Morrison, had a day's sightseeing to the Matterhorn.

1 comment:

wheelchair vans toronto said...

I think its great that sports are created for the disabled. I myself have a dear friend of mine that loves to play basketball on his wheel chair, does tricks and all kinds of spins as well! Very nice guy with the biggest heart!

-Frankel