New Age Kurling
SportsAble members: Chris Davies, Ian Donovan, Gill Gibbs and Vivienne Davies, attended the Great Britain Kurling Association’s 2019 World Championships on May 4th and 5th, which took place in Darlington.
All four made it through to the World Pairs Championship quarter finals, with Vivienne and Gill pairing, and Ian and Chris too. Chris and Gill also made it through to the quarter finals in the World Singles Championship.
Well done everyone!
MORE ABOUT NEW AGE KURLING at SportsAble
SportsAble is proud that the late Nick Gibbs, previous Secretary of the Great Britain Kurling Association, was the founding Kurling Sports Leader here at SportsAble and his legacy lives on as he taught and inspired so many to love the sport.
New people joining the sport are getting the best of British Kurling right here in Maidenhead.
The section boasts a dozen regular Kurlers and once a month visitors from a local club in Aylesbury come in for friendly competition. There is a great social scene on Kurling nights and Kurling is enthusiastically enjoyed by junior players at the Sunday Funday sports sessions.
Kurling is specifically designed to be all-inclusive allowing disabled and non-disabled people to compete against each other with an equal chance of winning.
The objective of the game is to get your stones closer to the centre of the target than your opponent by using your hands or specialist equipment to assist you. Kurling is an ideal sport for those needing hand / eye co-ordination and some gentle exercise.
SportsAble is committed to ensuring the ongoing success of this fantastic sport through their large presence on the National Executive Committee of the Great Britain Kurling Association – the National Governing Body for the sport. Level 2 coaches, assisted by a number of England Internationals, have a great ability to drive competition forward for established players at the same time as guiding new players through the sport at their own pace.
Whatever level players choose to perform at the coaches provide either dedicated coaching sessions or fun league matches. Those in it to win it could be on the route to national and international recognition as the club has a history of winning – eight past and present England Internationals as well as six past World Champions. Those eager to keep competition closer to home can enter in many of the fun in-house leagues run throughout the year such as:
A singles competition restricted to SportsAble members
A pairs competition where we are joined by members of Aylesbury Disabled Club
SportsAble welcomes beginners, fun Kurlers and serious athletes to this friendly club.