Crew Canada junior curler derby takes bronze medal on world stage

GUELPH – Crew Canada Junior Curler Derby’s feminine group captured bronze medals on the Junior Curler Derby World Cup in Valence, France on July 31. 

The group contains two Guelph gamers – Katherine McLean or “Skatie McPain,” and Tess Charlton, or “Twister.”

McLean additionally skates for Canada’s Open gender group, that positioned fourth within the Open competitors.

The occasion was hosted exterior of North America for the primary time in its historical past, on July 28-30, 2023. 

A complete of 9 groups competed for the highest prize in every division. Canada’s group included 35 youth athletes with 5 hybrid skaters who competed on each groups.

“A 3rd and fourth place end for this hybrid group of 35 youngsters who practiced twice earlier than this weekend is excellent,” says head coach Caroline “Meow” Reimer.  

“Our athletes did the work with the instruments we gave them and we’re so pleased with this win.”

Junior curler derby is performed in leagues throughout Canada, for ages 12 to 18.

“We’re a small sport with plenty of coronary heart, and it’s wonderful to see our athletes acknowledged on the world stage,” mentioned Jennifer Zammit, president of the Junior Curler Derby Affiliation of Canada. “We hope this consideration attracts extra youth to check out the game and develop our group throughout Canada.”

Crew members have been chosen from throughout the nation, from British Columbia to Jap Canada.