Mowi Youth Development Fund to support ten shinty clubs
Mowi Scotland is delighted to boost grassroots level shinty by donating £5,000 to ten shinty clubs as part of the Mowi Youth Development Fund.
The Camanachd Association and Mowi Scotland revealed the successful applicants of the Mowi Youth Development Fund last month. The ten clubs chosen to receive £500 each to further their youth development initiatives are Aberdour, Ballachulish, Beauly, Kilmallie, Kilmory-Dunadd, Kincraig, Kyles Athletic, Skye, Strathspey and Stirling. Each of these clubs has showcased dedication and creativity in nurturing the next generation of shinty players.
Commenting on the Mowi Youth Development Fund, Jayne MacKay, Mowi Community Engagement Officer, said: “We are immensely proud to contribute to the development of shinty’s future stars. We look forward to witnessing the positive impact this initiative will have on the future of shinty, especially in remote communities where both shinty and Mowi contribute to community wellbeing.”
Kilmory Shinty Club (pictured) is a great example of a club doing everything it can to encourage more young people into the game. Over the past six months, Kilmory has enrolled many coaches in courses, ensuring that their young players receive top-tier guidance and mentorship.
Angus Gilmour, President of Kilmory, expressed his enthusiasm, saying: “The hard work over the years to establish our primary group section is paying dividends (11 of our current Kilmory squad and a number of the current Dunadd team took up shinty when we kicked this off in 2011), we still have work to do in the age group space with the u14/17s but this will continue to build with the numbers coming through. We are exploring getting a 2nd team for Kilmory in a year or two, so if anyone is interested and wants to get involved, please get in contact with us.”