Youth age group age change
THE Camanachd Association are pushing ahead with plans to amend byelaw four and change the age limit for players eligible to play under-14 shinty.
The under-14 eligibility age rule will change from the present July 1 of the year previous to competition to January 1 of the year of competition.
This decision was made following a survey in which the majority of participating clubs agreed to the new date.
However, Oban Camanachd have proposed that the new qualification rules are not introduced until the start of the 2018 season to allow clubs sufficient time to prepare their squads. It’s a view supported by Skye Camanachd.
Clubs had until 9am on November 14, 2016, to indicate whether they wish the age change to be implemented from the start of season 2017 or season 2018.
The change removes six months’ worth of players from under-14 shinty and there is likely to be further dialogue during 2017 regarding the suitability of the current age eligibility for under-17 shinty.