Seven lo­cal play­ers into academy squad

Cockburn Gazette - - SPORT -

A 500-year-old sport for­eign to Aus­tralia is now be­ing taught at the Cock­burn Ice Arena.

Curl­ing Western Aus­tralia chair­man and founder El­liott Dou­glas said it took two years to source equip­ment from Scot­land and Canada and to find a new home for the sport in Bi­bra Lake.

“Curl­ing has tra­di­tion­ally been big in Scot­land, Canada and Scan­di­navia,” he said.

“With the next two Win­ter SEVEN young foot­ball play­ers have taken the next step in their ca­reers af­ter mak­ing the ini­tial WAFL State 16s Academy Squad.

East Fre­man­tle Foot­ball Club’s Dil­lon O’Reilly, Tom Joyce, Max Mur­phy and Ni­cholas Wat­son, along with South Fre­man­tle Foot­ball Olympics on our doorstep in Asia, I’m hop­ing that a wider com­mu­nity of West Aus­tralians will be in­ter­ested and want to have a go.”

Curl­ing in­volves two teams of four play­ers slid­ing pol­ished gran­ite stones down a sheet of ice to­wards a tar­get area called the house.

The aim is to get your stones closer to the cen­tre of the house than your op­po­nents do.

For in­for­ma­tion, email curl­[email protected] Club’s Regan Spooner, Michael Red­man and Kyle Hamer­s­ley were se­lected af­ter strong per­for­mances at the WAFL 16s Car­ni­val and WAFL 16s All Stars game.

The fi­nal WA team for the Na­tional 16s Cham­pi­onships will be se­lected in June and July.

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