October 03, 2008

Wheelchair International set for Kinross

Check out this photo above. Don't concentrate on the wheelchair curlers this time, note the two on-ice assistants in the blue jackets, just some of the many volunteers that are needed when a major wheelchair curling event comes to Scotland. This pic was taken when the World Wheelchair Qualifying Competition was held at Braehead in 2006. Volunteers aplenty helped out when that event came to Inverness last season, and they play such an important role in the success of any wheelchair curling competition.

Ena Stevenson has organised an international wheelchair curling competition at Kinross later this month. First games are 6.45pm, Tuesday, October 21, and the event runs through to Thursday, October 23. The inaugural event has attracted some of the best wheelies in the world. Canada will be represented by two teams, and there will be representatives from Russia, Norway, Switzerland, England and Wales. The GB squad will be there and two other Scottish sides.

But Ena is anxious that she won't have enough volunteers to help during the event. So, come on everyone. Are you free to help, even for a short time during the dates above? If so, Ena's contact details are here.

Photo by Hugh Stewart

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