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Under 12s to return to full training

Fraser MacPhee 2019 Winners - Newtonmore

Following the Camanachd Association's roadmap towards shinty that was published on Wednesday we are pleased to announce that as of today, Friday 12th March, sportscotland on behalf of Scottish Government have confirmed that under 12s will be able to return to contact sport and shinty training. The announcement has detailed that this can include up to a maximum of 30 participants - including players & coaches. Games can take place within clubs but it is not permitted to play matches between clubs at this time.

The return of shinty in its purest form for U12s is a very welcome development and we know there will be clubs across the country eager to return

Return To Shinty And Physical Activity Guidance 12.3.21 

In order to return clubs must have done the following: 

- Had their COVID-19 Readiness Documentation verified by a member of the Camanachd Association Development Team.

- Registered their participants on GoMembership for the 2021 season.

The developments over the past few days are hugely exciting but the quick turnaround in legislation will mean that volunteers may need a bit more time to figure things out and digest the guidance as well as adjust their plans in order to restart shinty. Whilst we are excited to restart our sport, a key component in our journey is to do this safely is to ensure everyone takes a considered approach balancing the desire of participants with the capacity of club coaches and volunteers and placing wellbeing at the top of your club agenda for all. Therefore, we urge all participants, parents & supporters to be patient with clubs and to consider volunteering for your local club, now more than ever.

Return To Shinty And Physical Activity Guidance 12.3.21 

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to get in contact with your Regional Development Officer. 

National Development Manager   E: graham.cormack@shinty.com   T: 07894588538

Regional Development Manager (East)   E: ronald.ross@shinty.com   T: 07718630563

Regional Development Officer (North)  E: katie.drain@shinty.com  T: 07834522260

Regional Development Officer (Central)  E: paul.macarthur@shinty.com   T: 07921210179

Operations Manager/Regional Development Officer (West)  : E: astie.cameron@shinty.com T: 07912731295

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