Katie Drain - Highland (North Regional Development Officer)

In the last month 9 coaches from Kinlochshiel and South Skye JSC have gone through their foundation coaching course which was held over 2 nights in Dornie Hall, these coaches are now going to be taking an active coaching role within their clubs.

Teacher Training

Continuing work with Inverness Royal Academy, on their Inservice day in February I delivered a Shinty CPD session to all 8 of their PE staff, this was a really positive day with the teachers all now equipped to start delivering shinty in Core PE sessions when their new equipment arrives.

Coaches Meeting

Facilitated a coaches meeting for Lovat Shinty Club who gathered all 10 of their youth coaches together for an evening to discuss player pools, school shinty and coaching pathways. A really productive and informative meeting which if any other clubs are keen to replicate I would be happy to lead on.

Les Kinvig - Argyll and Bute

With the indoor season coming to an end in the culmination of the National Indoor Finals Les will now be shifting focus and working with clubs and schools to rebuild the regions much-missed summer festivals for primary aged children.

Due to it being at a rebuilding stage there are plans underway to have a circuit of events around the region over the summer months thus allowing clubs and schools the benefit of home events. It is hoped that by moving to this format better working relationships can be built between clubs and school in order to benefit all involved.

Young Ambassadors

This month also saw the young shinty ambassadors furthering their development with Lochgilphead's Innes Cameron completing his foundation refereeing course which he put to good use along with Joe Macvicar at the recent indoor festival that was held in Atlantis Leisure both Ambassadors were ably assisted by Oban High SOS pupil Iain Duffy throughout the day. Its another highlight of the job seeing such enthusiasm from young players willing to give back to the sport.

ASN Shinty

Les is still busy promoting and supporting schools with his most recent being re-introducing shinty to Oban High schools Support department with high hopes of them being able to produce a team to go forward to the National Disability Festival. It is most rewarding to see the joy these children get from participating in shinty and I will be seeking additional assistance from local clubs to provide further opportunities.

Key Dates 2022

11th June: MacTavish Cup Final

Bught Park, Inverness

25th June:

Glasgow Celtic Society Cup Final

Venue TBC

16th July:

Single Team Competition Cup Final  

Venue TBC

23rd July:

Ferguson Transport & Shipping Balliemore Cup Final

An Aird, Fort William

6th & 13th August:

Tulloch Homes Camanachd Cup Semi Finals 

Venues TBC

3rd September:

Caol Cup [North v South U21] 

Venue TBC

20th August:

Artemis Macaulay Cup Final

Mossfield Park, Oban

3rd September:

WCA Camanachd & Challenge Cup Finals

Venue TBC

27th August:

Strathdearn Cup Final

Venue TBC

10th September:

Highland Industrial Supplies Sutherland Cup Final 

Blairbeg, Drumnadrochit

27th August:

Bullough Cup Final

Venue TBC

17th September:

Tulloch Homes Camanachd Cup Final

The Dell, Kingussie

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Congratulations to Andrew Grant McKenzie who will referee his first senior game on the opening weekend of the season after refereeing the WJ Cameron U17 Development Cup Final. 

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Roddy Young - Growth Central RDO

The continual increase of participation across the central belt has been evident this month. This is due to the continued collaborative approach between The Association and the Central Belt Clubs. Players are also maintaining the Shinty traditions of playing for their local club which is vital as Shinty looks to progress.

WJ Cameron U17 Development Final

Roddy recently attended and helped host the WJ Cameron U17 Development Final. He was delighted with the standard of shinty being shown on a sunny day in Inverness. It was a great advert for shinty and both teams were a credit to themselves. Hopefully the first of many successful Finals in 2022.

Shinty sessions

Roddy has continued to attend several sessions throughout the month. This included a trip to Stirling where he was able to meet up with the coaches and parents for the first time. During February Roddy also hosted a CPD Session at Bishopbriggs Academy alongside Ronald Ross as many teachers are beginning to get involved. This was a massive step forward towards Bishopbriggs Academy becoming a new School Of Shinty within the central belt.

Ronald Ross - National Development Manager

New Playing Field for Aberdeen University

Aberdeen University will be playing all their home matches in 2022 at Woodside Sport Complex in Aberdeen. Secretary Scott Moffat said: “We are delighted to have secured an excellent new venue for the club and look forward to welcoming teams this year.”

Perth Shinty

A Foundation Coaching Course took place at Perth College on Tuesday the 25th February 2022 for a group of 11 S5/6 school pupils who attend the Perth College UHI  ‘Passport 2 Sport’ course twice a week. Now qualified the students will be deployed initially into Goodlyburn Primary & the Gaelic Medium unit.

Badenoch Ladies achieve Bronze ClubMark Award

The photograph to the right shows Camanachd Association Regional Development Manager Development Manager, Ronald Ross, presenting the Bronze Level Club Accreditation certificate to Badenoch Ladies shinty coach, Scott Campbell. The club are now working toward achieving the Silver Level criteria.

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