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BRITISH PARALYMPIC ASSOCIATION
immediate use: Sunday 30th October 2005
strong curling team for Winter Paralympic Games
that won this years World Wheelchair Curling Championships will have the
opportunity to challenge for gold at the Torino 2006 Winter Paralympic Games.
players who won the World Championships in Glasgow in January are named today (Sunday) by
the British Paralympic Association in the GB team for the Winter Paralympic
Britain qualified for Torino the first time curling has appeared
at the Winter Paralympic Games by virtue of Scotlands victories at the 2004 and 2005 World
Michael McCreadie, Tom Killin, Angie Malone and Ken Dickson, were today confirmed
to represent Great Britain in Torino, with Louise Dodd selected as
Team manager Ena Stevenson said: Its a strong team and were
going out to get into the medal zone. We know there are no easy games at this
level, so we cant take anything for granted.
have a particularly tough start to the competition in Torino they play the
Switzerland and Denmark the bronze and silver medallists at the 2005 World
Championships on the opening day of competition in Torino.
The GB team
includes Michael McCreadie, who played for the Great Britain basketball team at three Paralympic
Games and coached at two further Paralympic Games.
also has Paralympic Games experience he won a silver medal in table tennis in
1984 and silvers in fencing in both 1980 and 1984.
team for Torino
Falkland, Fife (27.08.59)
McCreadie Lochwinnoch, Renfrewshire (16.03.46)
Tom Killin Edinburgh (30.03.50)
Malone - Girvan (27.05.65)
Dingwall, Inverness (26.06.74)
from Dunfermline will be team manager, while Tom
Pendreigh from Inverness is head coach and Glasgows Ali Glover is physiotherapist. Kenny More from Fife will be notational analyst.
Great Britains curling fixtures at the Torino 2006
Paralympic Winter Games
Great Britain v Switzerland
Great Britain v Denmark
Great Britain v Norway
Great Britain v Sweden
Great Britain v Italy
Great Britain v Canada
Great Britain v USA
Paralympic Association has already announced the selection of three Alpine
skiers to compete in Torino - Russell Docker, Sean Rose and Liz Miller.
Great Britain had another outstandingly
successful summer Games at Athens 2004, finishing second in the overall medals
table behind China and winning 94 medals 35
golds, 30 silvers and 29 bronzes.
British Paralympic Association is sponsored by easynet and Visa, and is also
supported by lottery funding through UK Sport.
further information about the British Paralympic Association contact: The
British Paralympic Association's Press Office at Matchtight Ltd on (01225)
383518 or by email at email@example.com, or see the BPA website at