Wheelchair curlers rake in the big grants

Hugh Nibloe, Joan Cumming,  Murdo McCloud (Building Healthy Communities), Douglas Dewar, Brian Park (coach), Philip Herron, Irene Hainey. Pic; Jim Ryder
Hugh Nibloe, Joan Cumming, Murdo McCloud (Building Healthy Communities), Douglas Dewar, Brian Park (coach), Philip Herron, Irene Hainey. Pic; Jim Ryder

Stranraer Wheelchair Curlers were among a string of groups in the west to receive Big Lottery Scotland funding recently, allowing the club to progress.

Douglas Dewar from the team said this, along with a grant from the Wigtownshire Sports Council, will be used to purchase coaching equipment and for travel costs to play other wheelchair curling teams further afield.

The Team recently participated in The Scottish Wheelchair Curling Championships in Stirling where they came sixth out of eight.

We also had a grant from The Wigtownshire Sports Council to help Club Funds.