Oban pool play­ers head for Na­tions cup in Aberdeen

The Oban Times - - Sport -

FIVE Oban pool play­ers are poised to ex­pe­ri­ence their first taste of the in­ter­na­tional game, as they set off for the 2015 Na­tions cup in Aberdeen.

The play­ers all have spe­cial needs and play in the Oban Pool League’s Out­reach team. They will be part of the six-per­son squad on Septem­ber 24 in the gran­ite city.

Cur­rently, Scot­land is the only coun­try to have a world rules ad­di­tional needs sec­tion so this is a chance for the play­ers to show­case their tal­ents in the hope that other coun­tries will fol­low suit.

The six play­ers will play each other and will then be split into two teams on fi­nals’ day to bat­tle it out for the tro­phy.

The ad­di­tional needs sec­tion is go­ing from strength to strength just now. As well as the Na­tions cup, the play­ers are par­tic­i­pat­ing in the first year of their own na­tional tour where they play against play­ers from all over Scot­land.

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