World Class Performance
Selecting athletes for inclusion into the World Class Curling OPP & BC/ Royal Club WCPP on the basis of their prospect of winning Olympic 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. The key question that will be asked when making any selection decision;
‘Is there a realistic chance of this athlete delivering a medal winning result at the identified Winter Olympics?’
The World Class OPP and the BC/Royal Club 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/NOC.
The programme will consist of 2 Squads:
1. Podium Squad (athletes considered capable of delivering podium results within 12-18 months) – maximum of 3 Teams/ per gender
2. Performance Squad (athletes considered capable of delivering podium level results over the longer term) – maximum of 4 Teams/ gender
The total maximum number of athletes to be selected onto the BC/ Royal Club WCPP in each year is 40.
For each gender – the athletes selected into the performance programme must be capable of forming a minimum of:
(a) 1 x Team capable & eligible of being selected for Olympics/ Worlds/Europeans
(b) 1 x Team capable & eligible of being selected for that years Junior World Championships
Podium Squads 2013-2014
Hamilton McMillan Jnr
Selections are valid from 1st May 2013 to 31st July 2014.
Head Men’s Coach: Soren Gran
Head Women’s Coach: Rhona Martin
Click here to view the 2012-2013 SELECTION POLICY – BRITISH CURLING/ ROYAL CLUB WORLD CLASS PERFORMANCE PROGRAMME (updated 25th Jan 2012)
sportscotland Institute of Sport is a support network for the delivery of the World Class Performance Programme.