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Ambassadors appointed at shinty schools across Highlands to help promote game

By Will Clark

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A total of 41 ambassadors from 20 schools of shinty.
A total of 41 ambassadors from 20 schools of shinty.

The Camanachd Association and Royal Bank of Scotland have announced the latest shinty ambassadors for 2024.

A total of 41 Ambassadors from 20 Schools of shinty were in attendance at Lochaber High to go through their ambassador training.

The training day consisted of ice breakers as they got to know their fellow ambassadors, forward planning for 2024, a young leaders session with Victoria Clark from Active Advantage and also a chance to run a five minute drill to their groups.

The new 23/24 ambassadors will be responsible for becoming the driving force behind promoting and enhancing opportunities to take part in shinty in their specific Schools.

The purpose of a Shinty Ambassador is to be positive and enthusiastic, work with teachers, active schools, their local club and other young people in their school and feeder primaries to promote Shinty and provide additional opportunities for young people to take part.

This follows on from the success of previous years across the country and focuses around connecting more and more young people with shinty throughout the academic year.

Roddy Young, Ambassador Leader with the Camanachd Association is delighted with the announcement and said: “It was a real pleasure to work closely to work closely with these young Ambassadors.

"They were brilliant to work with as they excelled in all the tasks that they were presented with on the day.

"I’m positive that they will be great role models within the Schools and I look forward to seeing the impact they have on

Shinty in their Schools and also their wider community.

"I want to thank Royal bank of Scotland for their continued support of the Ambassador Program and I look forward to continuing our partnership together.”

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