Developing the women’s game at the grassroots

The annual Women’s Camanachd Association development camp was held in Perthshire last weekend, with over 50 players and coaches taking part.

Held at Strathallan School, the camp is sponsored by Marine Harvest and saw players travelling from across Scotland with the clubs represented including Skye, Ardnamurchan, Aberdour, Badenoch and Strathspey, Glen­garry, Glasgow Mid Argyll, Oban Lorne and Cowal and Bute.

Over the course of the weekend players took  part in skills sessions, drills and small-sided games and also had the chance to take part in the final open training session for the 2014 Scotland squad, led by Stuart Reid on the Sunday afternoon.

Prize winners this year included Skye Camanachd Ladies’ Sarah Corrigall, who was named player of the camp; Kirsty MacArthur was awarded most improved player; and Lindsay Michie from Glengarry was presented with the prize for player of most endeavour.

A spokesperson for the Women’s Camanachd Association said: “The WCA is extremely grateful for the continued support of Marine Harvest who support this event every year and in doing so contribute enormously to the ongoing grass roots development of women’s shinty in Scotland.

“The WCA would also like to thank coaches Stuart Reid, Charlie Neilson, Eoghan Stewart, Robbie Gordon, Scott Campbell, Ronald Ross and Euan McMurdo for their involvement in the development weekend — without them the event could not go ahead.”

Sarah Corrigall is pictured above, flanked by WCA president Lisa Norman and Scott Campbell, the Scotland assistant coach.