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In July 2002, five curling players were at a loss as to how they could further their participation in wheelchair curling. They wanted to play more together, and against able-
The club has gradually increased its membership over the years and at present has over twenty wheelchair members and several able-
Club members have represented Scotland/Great Britain in many international events since 2002;
The club had three representatives for Scotland at the 2002 World Wheelchair Championships in Sursee, where the team gained the bronze medal.
In 2004, again in Sursee, three Club members were in the team representing Scotland. This time the colour was gold!
In 2005, the World Championships were on home ground at Braehead, and once again three Club members did the club proud by being part of yet another gold winning performance for Scotland.
At the Paralympics in Torino, four Club curlers donned the Great Britain Jersey, gaining the silver medal.
In 2007, The Club proudly supplied all five of the the Scottish World Championship team in Solleftea Sweden.
In 2008, at the World Championships in Sursee, all five players were from the Club.
In 2009, at the World Championships in Vancouver, again all five players were from the Club.
In 2010, Paralympics in Vancouver, again all five players were from the Club.
In 2011, at the World Championships in Prague, where they won the silver medal, three of the team were from the Club. The skip Aileen Neilson was also presented with the Sportsmanship award.
In 2012, at the World Championships in South Korea, three of the team were from the Club.
In 2014, Paralympics in Sochi, two of our club members were in the squad who won the bronze medal. Aileen Neilson was once again the skip joined by Angie Malone.
In its short existence Braehead Wheelchair Curling Club and its members have produced consistent success at the highest level. The goal of the club is to continue with that success by attracting and developing players with potential and that means you!
The aims of the Braehead Wheelchair Curling Club shall be to participate in and actively promote the sport of wheelchair curling.
The club shall operate on an ethos of inclusion and equality.
All members shall be afforded equal status irrespective of sex, age, race, disability and level of playing ability in a friendly and enjoyable environment.
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