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Glenurquhart teenager receives top shinty award

By Will Clark

GLENURQUHART's Cameron Bremner received the top award at a national shinty development camp.

He came out on top out of 74 players from clubs across Scotland who trained at the camp at Strathallan School in Perthshire.

Glenurquhart's Cameron Bremner was named player of the camp.
Glenurquhart's Cameron Bremner was named player of the camp.

Each player, aged between 14 and 17, had been nominated by their youth or senior club to take part in the camp.

It was designed to offer the best in the technical, tactical, physical and psychological aspects of the game.

Throughout the week, the young players received specialist training from Camanachd Association coaches and international players based around all the key skills, techniques and tactics of the game.

The camp started with a visit from Scotland manager Garry Reid who delivered an excellent team building session.

Professional Boxer Charlie Flynn, who won gold at the 2014 Commonwealth games, delivered an inspiring motivational talk to all the players.

Alex Cleland, assistant manager at St Johnstone FC and ex Rangers and Everton player was on hand to share his experiences as a playing professional and coach.Gill Stevenson one of the top strength and conditioning coaches in the country who spoke to the budding shinty stars on the importance of strength and conditioning and the exercises they need to incorporate into their weekly routine.

Cluanie Fraser of Kingussie won the most committed player and Scott Harvey of Bute took the most improved player award.

Camp organiser, Ronald Ross commented:“The National Player Development Camp has once again proved a great success.

Since its inception over 25 years ago, the camp has helped hundreds of young players from across the country to improve all aspects of their game from the technical to the physical elements of the sport.

"The camps are also a great way for the participants to meet other aspiring shinty players, forging ties and friendships throughout the sport.”

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