Free Club Ice
As we approach another busy curling season I thought it timely to let you know of a few changes and initiatives to be introduced at Braehead.
I am delighted to inform you that Ken Clarke of Redss Catering will be taking on the full catering provision for the bar. Redss have supplied the food for bonspiels and events for a few years and has consistently produced a very high standard. Please continue to direct all enquiries for meeting rooms, functions, bonspiels and catering via Bruce Harley (Leisure Manager). Menus currently in print.
Commencing 1st September we will be making Mondays between 10am and 12pm a drop in for practice. There will be no charge for this and there is no need to book. In the true spirit of “drop in” you may find yourself sharing a sheet of ice. Braehead members only.
Please support our competitions. Braehead Open 27/28 Sept. Ladies Open 3rd December, Robin Brechin and Allcomers Sunday 1st March.
Following the success of Try Curling last season, when we saw 650 new curlers on the ice for the first time, we have four new dates organised. 12/14 September, 4/5 October. FREE to anyone that wants to give it a go for the first time. Register at www.trycurling.com
In a perfect world every club would have a registered coach. Braehead Curling Development Group are making strides with new coaching and upskilling those currently qualified. Please support them in their efforts
Free Club Ice
A number of clubs have taken advantage of “dead” ice if they have been struggling for members over the past few years, indeed two clubs I know have benefitted enormously through taking a proactive approach and introducing friends and colleagues to the sport. Conditions attached but its worth asking. To be used for development only as an introduction to curling.
This season there will be a random check during each session to establish that everyone playing is a paid up member of Braehead. Please support this as paying members should not be supporting and subsidising non members.
Due to insufficient entries for The Braehead Open Mixed Doubles competition (scheduled for Saturday/Sunday September 2014), intu Braehead have decided to cancel the event this season.
intu Braehead apologise for any inconvenience caused and regret that they have had to make this decision.
Competition organiser and CDO at Intu Braehead
Contact David Horne for any further information required email@example.com
Braehead Curling Development Group is seeking your financial support, to create a really lively, and competitive Junior Curling Section.
Last season, the BCDG and its Junior coaches, introduced 80+ new juniors to curling, and there are now at least 50 juniors who are being coached and playing regularly at Braehead.
Key initiatives are planned for 2014, with the aim of having 100+ regular junior curlers by the end of March 2015.
We plan to establish a £10,000 Junior Development Fund, to:
• Employ a Junior Development Coach, working for the BCDG.
• Fund high quality coaching of our junior curlers.
• Establish really fun, competitive junior sessions.
• Develop robust links between the Braehead Junior Curling, local schools and our clubs
BCDG will be providing over £2000 per annum.
This letter seeks your financial support for this venture:
Could your Curling Club sponsor a junior team (£150) for a season? - 6 Clubs at £150 provides £900.
The key to growing club curling in Glasgow is to have a really vibrant junior section feeding into your clubs. We need your help in this.
If you can help IN ANY WAY then please CLICK HERE and if you want to discuss any aspect further, then please drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 07515650299.
I am very grateful for your consideration
Dr Gary Macfarlane
Chairman, on behalf of the BCDG
Saturday 4th October 2014 from 9.45am
Intu Braehead will be hosting an Assistant Coaches Course run by the Royal Caledonian Curling Club on Saturday 4th October 2014 with registration at 9.45am.
Have you ever thought about becoming a qualified coach? This Course is tailored to suit those starting out in coaching along with those who may wish to refresh their coaching qualification from the old Level A and Level B.
information and an Application Form can be downloaded by clicking here.
Limited spaces are available so book early to avoid disappointment.
Please note the application form and payment should NOT be sent to intu Braehead or the Braehead Curling Development Group.
The rink championship first round games have been drawn.
An early start sees Giffnock and Cathcart Castle play off to join the rest of the teams on Friday 31st October at 8.20pm.
Who do you think will be proclaimed as this seasons Rink Champions?
The Braehead Curling Development Group can now provide the ability for Braehead Curlers to offer comment and feedback directly to the Development group over Development group matters. For example comments on our progress towards our goals or suggesting additional aims for the group.
Click on the picture below or the new golden COMMENTS button on the side of the homepage to go to the new sub-site.