The Royal Caledonian Curling Club

The Royal Caledonian Curling Club

National Governing Body for Curling in Scotland

2013 Scottish Curling Awards – Make your vote count!

Posted on Thursday, April 25, 2013 at 6:59am

The Royal Caledonian Curling Club is pleased to announce the shortlist for the 2013 Scottish Curling Awards.

They are:-

YOUNG CURLER OF THE YEAR

Hannah Fleming
Hannah (skip) claimed her second consecutive Scottish Junior title this season, and went on to win SILVER at the World Junior Curling Championships in Sochi, Russia.  Hannah also reached the final of The Co-operative Funeralcare Scottish Women’s Championship.

Lauren Gray
As third for Hannah Fleming, Lauren claimed her third Scottish Junior title in four years, and went on to win SILVER at the World Junior Championships in Sochi, Russia.  She also won GOLD at the World Women’s Curling Championships in Riga, Latvia as the alternate for Eve Muirhead’s team.  Lauren also reached the final of The Co-operative Funeralcare Scottish Women’s Championship.

Kyle Smith
Kyle (skip) claimed his second consecutive Scottish Junior title this season, and went on to win GOLD at the World Junior Curling Championships in Sochi, Russia.  The last time Scotland won this event was back in 1996.

TEAM OF THE YEAR

World Bronze Medallists – Team Brewster
David Murdoch (skip), Tom Brewster, Scott Andrew, Michael Goodfellow, Greg Drummond and Soren Gran (coach)

World Champions – Team Muirhead
Eve Muirhead, Anna Sloan, Vicki Adams, Claire Hamilton, Lauren Gray and David Hay (coach)

World Junior Champions – Team Smith
Kyle Smith, Thomas Muirhead, Kyle Waddell, Cameron Smith, Hamilton McMillian and David Ramsay (coach)

GRASSROOTS COACH OF THE YEAR

Andrew Barr
Andrew, a Royal Club Level 1 Coach, has put a massive amount of effort into making the Gogar Park Young Curlers coaching sessions to run smoothly, organising events & friendly matches, trips away and he still manages to coach out on the ice too!  Andrew dedicates Sunday mornings to the club and co-ordinates the coaches with juniors according to their skill award level.  He has contributed his knowledge of the sport fantastically, and has helped young curlers to achieve skill awards at nearly all levels.  Andrew is a great support to the junior club members and deserves to be recognised for his commitment and effort.

Bill Creevy
Bill, a Royal Club Level 2 Accrediting Technical Coach, works tirelessly as a coach at Kirkcaldy.  He has developed a relationship with Fife Council to bring school children for coaching and runs an after school club to encourage them to take up the sport.  He also runs the coaching school and Virtual Club, and organises wheelchair curling.  He is one of those coaches who has a great manner with people of all ages and is able to adapt his teaching style to suit those of all abilities.

Simon Elder
Simon, a Royal Club Level 1 Assistant Coach, started coaching in Perth in 2011.  A keen curler with Craigie Hill Curling Club he has thrown himself into coaching life and is a great asset.  He is a very friendly and approachable coach who gives his time (over 60 hours this season) to help with Curling’s Cool, the Junior Club, Adult Beginners courses and corporate events, making sessions informative, enjoyable and fun.  Not only is Simon keen to develop others in the sport he is keen to develop his own coaching skills.  It is this enthusiasm for the sports that rubs off on all who Simon meets.  Without curlers like Simon the sport would never continue to grow.

ICE DIAMOND AWARD

Norman Cathcart
Norman, a founding member of the Braehead Development Group, and a staunch supporter of Wheelchair Curling, has devoted much time to the development of curling at Braehead and elsewhere.  Norman was involved in establishing Braehead Virtual Club, served as Area 4 rep on the Royal Club’s Areas Standing Committee from 2006-2009, and was the Area Rep on SWCA from 2008-2010.  Norman is a quiet, unassuming and modest person, who ‘just gets on with things’ and makes things happen.  Over the years he has organised many events, and has been a regular helper, both on and off the ice. 

Cameron Clark
Cameron is an enthusiastic 23 year old curler who co-ordinated coaches for Inverclyde’s 2012-2013 coaching programme including Curling’s Cool, Drop-in Clinic, Try Curling and Adult Classes.  The school programme was at maximum capacity and Cameron ensured that the sessions ran smoothly with all pupils being supplied with follow-up information.  Cameron has coached at a variety of sessions throughout the season and has recently attended the Level 2 Coaching course.  As well as Inverclyde’s programmes, Cameron has been involved as an assistant team coach and is constantly looking to further his skills in this area.  In June, he will be attending the WCF Ice Technician course to learn how to make and maintain ice for curling.

Kirsty Letton
Kirsty is a true unsung hero in our sport.  Kirsty spends much time behind the scenes organising events, and promotes the sport of Curling with passion and enthusiasm.
Kirsty’s organisation and leadership skills were key to the successful World Curling Federation Congress held in Ayrshire in October 2013.  A founding and active member of the coach education team and recently achieving SQA qualifications in Tutoring and Assessment, Kirsty is motivational and inspiring to both new volunteers and current coaches to achieve qualification.  Kirsty is involved locally with Ayr Development Group and plays a key role, developing local curlers, organising events, seminars and coaching sessions.  As a past world champion Kirsty, is a committed ambassador for our sport willing to share her wealth of knowledge and experience of Curling to one and all.

Make your VOTE count!

The winner of each category will be decided upon by the Royal Caledonian Curling Club membership. 

To vote you must be a member of the Royal Caledonian Curling Club.  You can vote online through our membership database if we hold a valid email address for you in our system.  Simply click Membership Database to login.  Once you have logged in you will be presented with your voting options.  If you need assistances please contact the Royal Club office on 0131 333 3003.

Alternatively you can download a Voting form (WORD) (PDF), complete it and return it to the Royal Caledonian Curling Club, Cairnie House, Ingliston Showground, Newbridge, Midlothian EH28 8NB or email it to curlingawards@royalcaledoniancurlingclub.org.

Online voting closes at midnight on Sunday, 12th May 2013, while paper voting forms will be accepted at the Royal Club office until noon on Monday, 13th May 2013.