The Curling Development Group, along with the aid of Scottish Curling and SSS, is charged with supporting all Scottish Student Curling clubs and curlers throughout the academic year. We work to deliver events and committee support for active clubs, while also helping to improve growth and inclusion within our sport across Scotland.
Our Scottish Student League is hosted at the Dewar’s Centre in Perth and is played across the academic year, while our annual 3-day Open Championship is held in Stranraer at the end of the season. This residential event welcomes guest teams – such as alumni members and outside institutions – as well as all current students across our Scottish institutions. This suitably encapsulates the traditionally welcoming and social character of our sport.
Sport Chair: Rachel MacRae
Governing Body: Scottish Curling
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Meet your Sports Chair
Rachel is a Biological Sciences student at the University of Edinburgh and first started curling in provincial competitions with her parents when she was 11 years old. She attended a taster session with Edinburgh University Curling Club when she started university in 2016, following a two-season hiatus due to loss of interest. She quickly rediscovered her passion for the sport again and has been on EUCC’s committee ever since, holding roles as Publicity Officer and Vice-President, as well as the role of Club President for 3 consecutive years.
Rachel’s interest in photography and media led her to the World Junior Curling Championships, where she was chosen as one of the World Curling Federation’s three successful photography trainee applicants for the 2018-19 season. Following this incredible experience, she wanted to be more involved in the growth of curling and realised a career in sports is her main aspiration.
“I’m very driven to broaden our member base, not only to help ensure the longevity of our current clubs but also to allow as many people as possible the chance to experience the fantastically friendly, open, and supportive environment that our sport’s social traditions and values has fostered. We’re very lucky to be involved in such an accessible sport and I would really like Scottish Student Curling to be at the forefront of student inclusion and wellbeing within the Scottish Student Sport sphere. The student curling community has been my rock through some very difficult years, and I hope our work will help more students to join this community. A good support network is important for everyone!”
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