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Funding available to help promote children's and teenage shinty


By Will Clark

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FUNDING is available to shinty clubs who aim to promote the game to players under the age of 18.

The Children and Youth Development Fund aims to promote shinty.
The Children and Youth Development Fund aims to promote shinty.

The Camanachd Association announced a deal with sponsor MOWI to renew the Children and Youth Development Fund.

The agreement will support shinty clubs in their development and is focused on enhancing opportunities for children and young people.

The Children's Youth Development Fund aims to increase opportunities and participation at accredited or accrediting member clubs by providing a maximum grant award of £500.

The funding will be eligible for accredited member clubs who are proposing new or enhanced initiatives to develop shinty for children and young

people up to age 18.

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Examples of the types of projects for which funding is available can include recruitment, training and development of additional volunteers, youth coaches and/or referees to increase the club’s capacity for participation and promotion through the club Accreditation scheme.

It also includes establishing new opportunities to take part in shinty and enhanced activity targeted at increasing participation through holiday periods

Camanachd Association President Steven Mackenzie said: “MOWI have once again reaffirmed their commitment to supporting the development of talented youngsters across Scotland.

Youth players are the lifeblood of shinty and experiences in junior shinty live long in the memory for even the most seasoned veteran.

We are, as ever, grateful to MOWI for enabling hardworking clubs the support required to enhance our sport in local communities through this

funding.”

Mowi Community Engagement Officer Jayne MacKay said: “This year, recognising the central role of shinty in bringing many of our rural communities together and the struggle felt by so many young people especially during lockdown, we felt it more important than ever to focus on the Mowi Children and Youth Development Fund and delighted to announce that we are supporting this

additional funding.

"We very much look forward to seeing the youth resume training and participating in shinty once more.”


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