The British Curling Association (BCA)
was set up in 1994 to facilitate taking the GB Curling squads to the first
Winter Olympic Games for the sport. Similarly, the BWCA was set up in 2004 to
facilitate taking the wheelchair Team to Turin 2006 Paralympics Games.
As part of the modernisation of the
sport of Curling, a process is in place to professionalise and integrate the two
associations into one organisation. This association will be called British
Curling (BC). Progress to establish this new organisation is underway with a
launch date of October 1st 2006. Whilst there are short term implications linked
to some uncertainties over what, when and how the organisation will operate the
is a positive feeling (and hope) that the organisation will fully endorse and
support the wheelchair element of the overall programme which will also include
squads / programmes for men – women – juniors.
Interim Funding period and Funding Award
UK Sport has
extended the funding for the BWCA WCPP for the period 1st April 2006 – 30th
September 2006 primarily to bring the funding cycle in line with that of funding
for Olympic Winter Sports.
Interim Performance Plan
There will be four one Day Talent Identification and Selection Sessions.
Two Training camps will also be held.
BWCA AGM - 25th October 2006, Hilton
Hotel, Edinburgh Airport