Over the next few days we will be profiling some of the great work that the Camanachd Association's Development Team did in 2019.
Support for Shinty's oldest club Aberdeen University
Ronald Ross, Regional Development Manager - East, worked in tandem with Aboyne Academy and Aberdeen University to help improve the player pathway for young players. PE staff in Aboyne Academy have since introduced shinty to S1-S4 and are running an 8 week block for S5 & S6 pupils. PE Staff received a refresher course and it is the intention to run a coaching course in school time for senior pupils who can in turn develop an after school club.
With the assistance of the school and active schools a primary school programme is being developed - this will see First Shinty introduced in target schools, firming up any gaps in the player pathway.