Seven local players into academy squad
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.