September 08, 2008

Regional Academy at Greenacres

The Royal Caledonian Curling Club Regional Academy programme was instituted three years ago. The 2008 Squad have just had a weekend at the Greenacres rink. This pic of the squad is by Brad Askew.

The programme is now run by Performance Development Coach Rhona Martin, here with Emma Craig. This was the first time that all the Regional Academy athletes had been brought together for a weekend camp.

Video analysis is an important aspect of any curling camp. Pic by Bob.

The curlers used the facilities of Lapwing Lodge (owned and run by the West Regional Scout Council), with raft building being one of the fun activities. Pic by Agi Bryson.

"Scotland's curlers practise for the consequencies of global warming." Pic by Agi Bryson.

Other weekend news. Congratulations to David Murdoch, Graeme Connal, Craig Wilson and Euan Byers who went undefeated to reach the final of the WCT-e Baden Masters, losing to Norway's Thomas Ulsrud in the last game. Photographs of the event are here.

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