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Friday, October 5, 2012

Wheelchair curling club opens its doors

Members of Stirling’s Wheelchair Curling Club are hosting a free taster session in a bid to encourage new members to take up the sport.

The event is being held on Wednesday, October 10, from 12.30-2.30pm at The Peak.
Club president Judy Mackenzie, a former president of the Scottish Wheelchair Curling Association, explained that the afternoon has been planned to cater for all ages and abilities.

She said: “It’s all about having a go at a very simple but rewarding sport. All equipment will be supplied and qualified coaches will be on hand to introduce people to a friendly and fun sport. The Peak is fully accessible.”

Contact Neil Hogg, himself a wheelchair curler and a founder member of the club, on 077924 63723 for more information or turn up on the day.

The Peak hosted an elite and development wheelchair curling squad training day on Wednesday last week. Among those gathered was Scotland skip Aileen Neilson, who recently carried the London Paralympic torch.

Head performjance coach Tony Zummack was also present as athletes continue to be mentored ahead of the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, Russia.

The Stirling club is one of 10 in Scotland. They are the current joint holders of the inter-rink competition known as the Friendship Trophy.

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