When the Royal Caledonian Curling Club issued the list of supported athletes in Scotland earlier today, two names were conspiculously absent - Anna Sloan and Laura Kirkpatrick.
Anna, runner-up in the Scottish Junior Championship this year, is playing with Eve Muirhead in the juniors next season, and Laura was recently selected for the World University Games squad.
Turns out that it was an error when the list was being made up. Both Anna and Laura will receive West Area Institute support. Performance Development Coach Rhona Martin has apologised to both athletes, and the information on the Royal Club website (here) has been amended.
My count now is one hundred and twenty athletes receiving support in one form or another.
Top: Anna Sloan by Richard Gray
Above: Laura Kirkpatrick by Jim Law
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