CURLING
CALENDAR 2017


22 Nov

Try Curling and Drop In Improvers (3)

22 Nov

Ayrshire Parish Trophy

23 Nov

Watson Trophy
Ladies aged 50+ - Individual Entry

24 Nov

Inter-City Hamilton v Ayr
Mixed Entry


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Development Action Plan

Development Action Plan

In July/August 2013 a Curling Development Action Plan was agreed between the Development Group and the Royal Club. This Plan has been agreed in order to monitor the progress of the advancement of curling in Ayrshire and details the specific goals of the Royal Club, Ayr Curling Club, Ayr Ice Rink, the funding partners and curlers in its delivery. The Plan highlights targets and outcomes at national and local level and reflects local priorities.

The Plan seeks to promote, coordinate, and develop an ever widening accessibility for all to the sport of curling in Ayrshire regardless of ability, sex, age or ethnic origin.

The Royal Club will commit funding to Ayr Curling Club Development Group based on the achievement of the agreed targets by 28th February 2014.

Development Action Plan Summary

1. Junior Development

Royal Club ObjectiveAyr Curling Club Target
Deliver Curling’s Cool Programme across Scotland 3 classes to be provided with curling (taster session & festival suggested)
Deliver Skill Awards across Scotland 10 Skill Awards to be achieved by 10 individuals
Increase opportunities for Secondary Schools to participate in Curling Develop links with local secondary school & investigate potential during curriculum and non-curriculum time
Deliver RCCC Junior Summer Camp (13-17 yrs) -Advertise & promote the camp.
-Minimum of 1 junior to represent Ayr at 2014 camp.
Increase affiliated Junior Curlers to 1300 by 2015 Increase junior membership from 18 to 20 (‘Bring a Friend Day’ suggested)
Increase opportunities for students to participate in Curling Develop links with local colleges & universities & host ‘Try Curling’ event on a Wed aft (Curling, Pie & a Pint?)

2. Competition Development

Royal Club  ObjectiveAyr Curling Club Target
Increase Scottish Schools Championship entries to 60 by 2015 Not a priority area this season
Increase entry to U13 Funspiel 1 team to represent Ayr at the South qualifier
Increase entry to U15 Funspiel 1 team to represent Ayr at the South qualifier
Maintain entry level for Newcomers (72 participants) Minimum of 4 participants from Ayr (individual entry) being held at Greenacres on Sun 6th April 2014
Increase entry to Skill Awards Challenge Trophy Minimum of 1 team to enter the Skill Award Challenge being held at Dewars on Sat 16 Nov
Increase entry to U14 Slam Not a priority area this season
Increase entry to U17 Slam Not a priority area this season
Increase entry to Junior Club Challenge 1 entry from Ayr Juniors
Increase representation of clubs at Virtual Club Bonspiel Minimum of 1 team entry from the Virtual Disnae Curling Club
Increase entry to iCurl Bonspiel Minimum of 2 representatives to participate

3. Adult Development

Royal Club  ObjectiveAyr Curling Club Target
Deliver Try Curling Programme -Host Try Curling sessions at the start of the 2013-14 season and also between 15 Feb & 9 Mar utilising RCCC branding
Deliver Beginners Classes -Beginner Classes in place to provide follow-up opportunity for Try Curling participants (guidelines from RCCC)
Increase number of Virtual Clubs -Affiliate Virtual Disnae Curling Club
Maintain membership Increase affiliated membership from 441 to 500 (downloads will be sent monthly for monitoring purposes)
Deliver annual Adult Camp -Promote RCCC Adult Camp (Stranraer 27-29 Sep 2013) to potential participants
Support delivery of  annual Seminar programme 1 Seminar to be hosted in conjunction with RCCC
Pilot short version of the game targeting 25-50 age group N/A

4. Disability Programme

Royal Club  ObjectiveAyr Curling Club Target
Deliver Wheelchair Curling sessions & increase participation Mike McCreadie to look at access & suggest possibilities
Deliver Vision Impaired Curling sessions & increase participation Not a priority this season
Deliver Deaf Curling sessions & increase participation Not a priority this season

5. Coach & Umpire Education

Royal Club  ObjectiveAyr Curling Club Target
Increase number of qualified Level 1 coaches -10 to attend a Level 1 course
-6 to accredit as Level 1 coaches
Increase number of qualified Level 2 coaches -2 to accredit as Level 2 coaches
Up-skill coaches by increasing participation in specialised coaching modules:-
Safeguarding & Protecting Children
Skill Awards Assessor
Coaching Wheelchair Curling
Coaching Vision Impaired Curling
Try Curling Module
-Minimum of 2 coaches to attend Safeguarding & Protecting Children course
-Minimum of 6 coaches to attend Try Curling Module (includes Legacy Conference)
Provision of trained Rink Child Protection Officer within each facility -Katrina Geddes identified as RCPO and should attend required training.
To develop new & existing umpires Minimum of 1 attendee at the Level 1 Umpire Course

6. Additional Agreed Objectives

Agreed ObjectiveAyr Curling Club Target
Funding for equipment Ayr Dev Group to apply for funding for equipment for programmes (2014 Communities & Weir Trust suggested)
Organise Bonspiel for RCCC 175th Anniversary Celebratory Bonspiel being held on 16th September 2014. Utilise event to highlight new development action plan, support & seminars