Hosted at Aberdeen’s state-of-the-art, purpose-built curling facility, the World Junior Curling Championships (WJCC) will take place in the Granite City from the 3rd to the 10th of March 2018. This prestigious event will showcase the best young Scottish curling talent, as well as athletes from across the globe. It’s the first time the Championships have been held in Aberdeen, and we are delighted to announce tickets are now on sale.
Supported by Event Scotland, The Royal Caledonian Curling Club and Aberdeen City Council, this event promises to be a wonderful opportunity for all involved; and leave a strong, sporting legacy for young people in the city and throughout Scotland.
Bruce Crawford, CEO, RCCC says: “The Royal Caledonian Curling Club is delighted to host the 2018 World Junior Curling Championships in Scotland. We have a strong tradition of curling at world junior level, with our teams winning 17 medals in the last 14 years. Coming a week after the end of the Olympic Games, we hope to use this as a catalyst for increasing participation in curling as a legacy for the future”
Paul Bush OBE, VisitScotland’s Director of Events, says: “As the home of curling, Scotland is the perfect stage for the World Junior Championships and EventScotland is proud to be supporting the delivery of the second of four international curling events that are taking place from 2016 until 2020. It is particularly exciting to be hosting the World Junior Championships in Scotland’s Year of Young People 2018, as we celebrate the inspiring talents and contributions of young people across the country’’
We are delighted to take this opportunity to announce our principle event sponsor, accountancy firm Johnston Carmichael. We know this collaboration will help deliver an outstanding World Junior Curling Championship, as Niall Farquharson, Managing Partner of Johnston Carmichael’s Aberdeen office, explains:
“Curling is a very accessible, lifelong sport that develops a range of important skills and encourages participation from people of so many different ages and backgrounds - and these are all attributes that resonate with the Johnston Carmichael brand. We're excited to play our part in helping to honour this progressive sport and engage our people, clients and the community in this major sporting event.”
If you’re interested in volunteering, applications will open on November 13th at the World Curling Federation website.
Tickets for the World Junior Championships 2018 are on sale now on Eventbrite https://worldjuniorcurlingchampionships2018.eventbrite.co.uk
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