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KLB shinty player at development camp

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Mark Macdonald
Mark Macdonald

Over 70 of the country’s brightest young Shinty prospects descended on Strathallan School in Forgandenny, Perth, last week for the 2011 Scottish Hydro National Player Development Camp.

The players, aged between 14 and 17, were put through their paces under the guidance of National Shinty Development Officer, Ronald Ross MBE.

They included Mark Macdonald from Kinlochbervie.

Each player had been nominated by their youth or senior club to take part in the camp, designed to offer the very best in training and guidance to promising players.

Throughout the week, attendees received specialist training from Camanachd Association coaches based around techniques relating to hitting, dribbling and tackling.

Camp organiser, Ronald Ross said: "The Scottish Hydro National Player Development Camp has once again proved a great success and numbers have increased from 2010.

Since its inception over 15 years ago, the camp has helped hundreds of young players from across the country to improve all aspects of their game from the technical to the physical elements of the sport.

"The camps are also a great way for the participants to meet other aspiring shinty players, forging ties and friendships throughout the sport."

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