SCOTTISH HYDRO NATIONAL PLAYER DEVLOPMENT CAMP
Tuesday, July 24th, 2012 at 8:47AM
National Shinty Development Officer Ronald Ross last week cast his eye over Scotland’s most promising young shinty talent as the 2012 Scottish Hydro National Player Development Camp came to a close.
The Kingussie legend oversaw proceedings as over 70 of shinty’s brightest young prospects descended on Strathallan School in Forgandenny, Perth for an intense five-day training camp.
The players, aged between 14 and 17, were put through their paces having been nominated by their youth or senior club to take part in the camp which is designed to offer the very best in training and guidance to promising players.
Throughout the week, attendees received specialist training from Camanachd Association coaches based around techniques relating to hitting, dribbling, shooting and tackling.
A number of awards were presented at the end of Thursday’s session by Jonny Petrie, Sponsorship Manager for Scottish Hydro. The award winners were: Player of the Camp: Barry MacDonald (Lochaber); Most Improved Player: Ewan Campbell (Uist); and Most Committed Player: Charlie MacDonald (Inverness)
Camp organiser, Ronald Ross commented: “The Scottish Hydro National Player Development Camp has once again proved a great success. Since its inception over 16 years ago, the camp has helped hundreds of young players from across the country to improve all aspects of their game from the technical to the physical elements of the sport. The camps are also a great way for the participants to meet other aspiring shinty players, forging ties and friendships throughout the sport.”
Jonny Petrie, Sponsorship Manager for Scottish Hydro, added: “We are delighted to continue our support of the National Player Development Camp. It’s encouraging to see so many talented young shinty players coming through the ranks and this can only benefit the sport of shinty. Scottish Hydro has supported the Camanachd Association for a number of years now and we believe supporting grassroots initiatives like the National Player Development Camp is crucial to the ongoing success and development of the sport.”
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