If you have been following the selection of the curling teams that will represent GB at the World University Games (see Curling Today's previous posts here and here and here and here), you will be aware that the men's team originally selected had just four players. When Glen Muirhead had to pull out of the squad, Michael Goodfellow was drafted in and today's news is that the squad has been increased to five with the announcement on the British Curling website (here) that Ian Copland has been included. Ian is studying law at Glasgow University.
David Ramsay is the men's coach and Andrew Craigie, John Hamilton and Thomas Pendreigh are the other three squad members.
The five-strong GB women's squad is Kay Adams, Vicki Adams, Laura Kirkpatrick, Sarah Macintyre and Sarah Reid with Keith Prentice as their coach.
Cate Brewster is in overall charge of the GB team. The Games will be held in Harbin, China, February 18-28. The event website is here.
Ian's pic is by Bob.
The brass band played on the curling pond - Wednesday, February 21, 1855, dawned cold and fair. The ice on Corsebar Pond was good. The curlers of Paisley were soon engaged in a bonspiel, those from ...
2 days ago