Matt Murdoch Foundation Continues Junior Scots Support
Posted on Tuesday, January 26, 2016 at 2:49pm
Update: Applications Close on 31st January 2016 – after a successful launch the Matt Murdoch Curling Foundation (MMCF) have announced another unique opportunity for two junior curlers from Scotland to attend the Trillium Curling Camp in Canada in 2016.
This Trust initiative has been possible through continued support and funding donated in memory of Matt Murdoch, a keen local curler and Rotarian from Lockerbie and past President of The Royal Caledonian Curling Club.
The Trillium Curling Camp is now in its 24th year, hosting 96 junior curlers each week. The selected juniors will receive coaching from the best coaches from Ontario and across Canada who make the camp a wonderful experience for those involved. Guest presenters in the past have included Russ Howard, Wayne Middaugh, Brad Gushue, Mark Nichols, Kaitlin Lawes and Scotland’s David Murdoch to name just a few.
The 2016 Trillium Curling Camp will take place from 7th to 12th August at the KW Granite Club, Waterloo, Ontario with accommodation at the Wilfred Laurier University. Meals, accommodation, coaching, ice time, camp picture, shirt, daily bus travel and extra-curricular activities (swimming, bowling, pool hall, a dance and other fun, evening activities) are included in the camp. The costs for the camp will be covered by the MMCF in addition to chaperones to meet those selected on arrival and departure and hosts for any additional accommodation that may be required before or after the camp.
Two spaces have been allocated by the organisers in the Advanced category for two curlers who must be aged 15 or 16 at the time of the camp with a strong level of competitive experience. Of the two allocated spaces, one individual will be selected who curls in Lockerbie.
Visit the Matt Murdoch Curling Foundation website for full details including criteria and application form. The deadline for applications is midnight on Sunday 31st January 2016.
Photo: The Foundation’s first recipients with David Murdoch © Brad Askew Photography