Wednesday, September 16, 2009

GB's Angie Malone returns to international competition

Angie Malone (from 2008 courtesy Bob Cowan)

British Curling have announced the cut from six to their five person Team Great Britain training squad. Angie Malone replaces Rosemary Lenton, the one change from the team that finished tied for 5th at the 2009 Worlds.

Angie played lead on the Torino silver medal team, but had been fighting serious illness in recent years, and missed the 2008 and 2009 Worlds.

The Great Britain squad (all Scots): Michael McCreadie, Tom Killin, Angie Malone (all Torino silver medallists) Aileen Neilson and Jim Sellar. This is a very experienced group who have all medalled at World level competition.

Derek Brown, the British equivalent to the CCA's Gerry Peckham, said: "The athletes selected today know there is no room for complacency as selection for this squad does not in itself guarantee a place on the Paralympic Team." That selection will be announced at the end of the year.

Tom Pendreigh, Head Wheelchair Curling Coach said "The GB squad will undertake an intensive training and competition schedule between now and the final selection date and I am looking forward to leading the squad in their final preparations for Vancouver."

Read the full announcement HERE.

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