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Kilmory-Dunadd Camanachd is among 10 shinty clubs to have made successful applications to the Mowi Youth Development Fund.
The fund, administered by the Camanachd Association, is aimed at fostering the growth of shinty at grassroots level, and the 10 clubs who will each received £500 are: Kilmory, Kyles Athletic, Ballachulish, Kilmallie, Skye Camanachd, Beauly, Kincraig, Strathspey Camanachd, Aberdour and Stirling. Each club has showcased dedication and creativity in nurturing the next generation of shinty players.
Kilmory have made remarkable progress over the past six months, enhancing their development by successfully enrolling a large number of coaches in coaching courses, and ensuring their young players receive top-tier guidance and mentorship. This investment in coaching talent is a testament to Kilmory’s dedication to create and nurture an educational environment for their youth.
Kilmory have also embarked on a journey of community integration by forging robust connections with local schools. This endeavour will not only enhance the opportunities for young people to play shinty, but also foster a sense of camaraderie and shared purpose within the community. The collaborative efforts of Kilmory have been further complemented by the work of Camanachd Association Regional Development Officer, Will Cowie whose support and guidance has helped support the already very proactive Kilmory Shinty Club.
Kilmory President Steven Gilmour expressed his enthusiasm, saying: “The hard work over the years to establish our primary group