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Camanachd Association create three main priorities for the restart of shinty


By Will Clark

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The Camanachd Association have announced three main priorities to bring back shinty in 2021.

The Camanachd Association has three main priorities for the restart of shinty.
The Camanachd Association has three main priorities for the restart of shinty.

The governing body have announced plans to introduce regional league and cup competition after the sport was suspended for most of 2020.

Priority one is restarting shinty, the Camanachd Association will aim to support all clubs understanding new guidance and upskilling club committees and coaches

Priority two is equality, diversity, and inclusion for all where restarting shinty

with a focus on inclusion and removing barriers to participation. Providing

opportunities for the whole community is what has placed Shinty clubs at the

heart of their communities and it will play a central role in restarting our sport.

Priority three is safe and well organised clubs with the Camanachd Association will work to support committees to provide leadership and organisation in line with best practice and aligned to their understanding of local member and community needs.

With the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine well underway the Camanachd

Association is excited by the prospect of 2021 and we look forward to working with

our members, clubs, partners and sponsors to deliver the best year possible.

Camanachd Association president Steven MacKenzie said: “Re-starting out sport is our number one priority moving into 2021.

The Camanachd Association has laid the groundwork with many of our clubs, so that we are ready to return to training in a safe manner, as soon as conditions allow.

"Shinty is an essential part of the health and culture of our communities and we

eagerly wait for a safe return to the excitement and warmth that it offers us all.”


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