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Scotland shinty international Kirsty Deans appointed to Camanachd Association board of directors

By Will Clark

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Scottish international Kirsty Deans has been appointed to the Camanachd Association board of directors.

Kirsty Deans appointed to the board of directors. Picture: Neil Paterson
Kirsty Deans appointed to the board of directors. Picture: Neil Paterson

The Badenoch Ladies captain has been co-opted into the position and will focus on work planning for a return to shinty and supporting the evolution of the School of Shinty programme.

Deans has worked as a PE teacher at Kingussie High School and Forres High School over the last six years.

Speaking about her appointment, she said: “I was absolutely delighted to be asked to join the board and one of the main reasons I was keen to take on this role was because of the opportunity it gave me to try and help improve and move the game forward.

"As a player I am passionate about the sport and thoroughly enjoy all aspects from training and playing to coaching.

"This role adds another dimension and a chance for me to learn more about the game but also work to improve the experience of those currently playing.

"I feel I can provide a fresh perspective as a younger member of the board but also as someone with a football background and an occupation working with young people.

"Shinty has progressed massively in recent years and this has been really encouraging to see and I hope that this is something that I can help support and this will hopefully be furthered by the development of the school programs.

"I think this is a really challenging time for all sports, however, I have embraced these challenges so far and I hope I can keep contributing positively and support a return to youth and adult shinty in the near future.”

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