Judith McFarlane, the Royal Caledonian Curling Club's new development manager, took up her post on Monday, and this week is hard at work at the annual summer camp for junior curlers.
Twenty-nine young curlers, aged 12-17, are based in the Dolphin House Outdoor Education Centre in Culzean Country Park. In the mornings they receive intensive curling instruction at the Galleon Centre in Kilmarnock from Area Development Officers and invited coaches. In the afternoons, under the watchful eyes of the Dolphin Centre team of instructors, the youngsters participate in mountain biking, canoeing, abseiling and archery, amongst other activities. Evening talks and team building games complete an active schedule.
There will be a full report on the camp in the October Scottish Curler magazine.
Top: Judith McFarlane. Above: Lucy Gaudin from Kinross assesses how well her slide lines up. Below: campers and coaches at the Galleon Centre.
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