Wheelchair Squads & Teams
SWCA Development Squad 2013-2014
Applications for the SWCA Development Squad (formerly known as the SWCA Spokes Development Squad) are now being received. To be considered please complete the SWCA Development Squad – Application From and Athlete Questionnaire and return it to Sheila Swan by close of business on Friday 15th March.
The GB Ranking Results will be considered as part of the Selection Criteria/Process. If you have not undertaken a GB Ranking throughout the Season please register for the 26th March Session on the Application Form. The GB Ranking has 2 parts:
If you have any questions or queries regarding the SWCA Development Programme please contact Sheila Swan by e-mail or telephone 0131 333 3003
Wheelchair Performance Programme (WCPP)
Selecting athletes for inclusion into the World Class Wheelchair Curling Programmes on the basis of their prospect of winning Paralympic medals in Sochi 2014 and 2018 by gauging key performance factors on an ongoing basis.
As such, inclusion on the programme should be seen as an ‘investment decision’ in future performances at the identified events, not as a reward for past performances. The key question that will be asked when making any selection decision is;
‘Is there a realistic chance of this athlete delivering a medal winning result at the identified Winter Paralympics?’
The World Class PPP and the GB/Scottish WCPP are ‘training & preparation programmes’ – selection to the programmes in no way guarantees selection to any GB or Scottish ‘Representative teams’. Selection to representative teams will be via an agreed selection process for each Championship which is ratified by the relevant NGB/NPC.
WCPP Squad 2012-2013
SWCA Spokes Development Squad (Spokes)
The SWCA intends to build a strong pathway which delivers and aligns with the World Class Programme and which identifies and develops athletes.
The SWCA Development Programme aim is to invest programme support in athletes who are committed to the Development programme and with the prospect to progress to the World Class Programme. Inclusion on the SWCA Development Programme should be seen as “investment” for future potential at World Championships and for 2018 and 2022 Winter Paralympics. The ultimate outcome is to be able to medal at World/Paralympic level.
Spokes Squad 2012-2013
Coaches: Sheila Swan, Judy Mackenzie and Michael McCreadie