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Scheme to improve kids' skills launched

By Will Clark

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Bun-sgoil Ghaidhlig Inbhir Nis pupils with the MacTavish Cup.
Bun-sgoil Ghaidhlig Inbhir Nis pupils with the MacTavish Cup.

An awards scheme designed to teach and improve children and teenagers skills in shinty was launched in Inverness.

The Shinty Skills Award Scheme focuses on coaching and developing the core skills to a younger audience and to grow numbers playing the sport.

Pupils of Bun-sgoil Ghaidhlig Inbhir Nis took part in the scheme after the first round draw of the MacTavish Cup at the Culduthel Christian Centre this week.

The scheme is taught at five levels from under-eight, under-10, under-12, under-14 and under-17 when it is hoped players will continue playing the game into adulthood.

Regional development officer and Newtonmore midfielder Paul Macarthur said it is a fun way for children to learn the game as well as helping coaching skills too.

“The skills centre is a way of rewarding children for learning the skills to go through the under-age groups,” he said.

Read more in today's Inverness Courier.


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