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Friday, July 19, 2024

USA Girls Performance Camp

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The Camanachd Association was delighted to bring together 43 girls aged 13-17 at Braeview Park yesterday afternoon for a pre-camp meeting ahead of the USA Girls Performance Camp – supported by Inverness & Cromarty Firth Green Freeport.

The five schools in question are:

  • Ardnamurchan High
  • Kingussie High
  • Kilchuimen Academy
  • Inverness Royal Academy
  • Portree High

The camp is set to take place at Lawrenceville School near New York and will span seven days, providing high-quality shinty coaching.

Participants will enhance their understanding of fitness, technique development, strength and conditioning, nutrition, and emotional development.

In addition to the athletic focus, the camp will offer a rich cultural experience for all attendees.

Calum MacPherson, Chief Executive of Inverness and Cromarty Firth Green Freeport (ICFGF) said:

“Young people currently growing up in the Highlands will play a critical part in the future energy economy of the region.

“As this fantastic initiative shows, there are no barriers to what this up-coming generation can achieve, given the right opportunities.

“These young people will be tomorrow’s leaders on and off the field.

“ICFGF is delighted to be supporting a scheme helping to create an equal playing field for young women in sports.

“We believe the benefits of Green Freeport Status can create a wealth of new opportunities that will enhance the lives of young people in the Highlands and beyond.”

Alan Gray, Active Schools Co-Ordinator for Ardnamurchan said:

“The girls are ecstatic, there’s so much energy spilling out of them as they all know it truly is a once in a lifetime opportunity and they are so eager to put into practice all that they have learnt over the last 18 months.

“They have each completed a leadership programme as part of the camp build up and we are actually in a position now in Ardnamurchan where there are more girls playing shinty than there are boys!”

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