Camanachd AGM goes online

Oban Camanachd’s Daniel Sloss closes in on Kingussie’s James Falconer during August 2019's Macaulay Cup final. Photograph: Stephen Lawson.

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Oban Camanachd is starting 2021 with its annual general meeting online.

Any members wanting to take part on Friday January 22 need to get in touch with club officials to find out details.

President Patrick Steeman said the club now has to be prepared for a delay to the new season they had been looking forward to because of the latest announcement of toughened Covid restrictions.

He played tribute to players, coaches and committee members for their unwavering commitment during such a difficult year.

And he thanked club members and fans for continuing to support the club’s monthly Superball that has provided ‘much needed financial security’.

In a message to members he said: ‘With the season just getting started in March and all teams within the club looking forward to a great season of shinty, we – like all other sports clubs – had to postpone and eventually write off the whole season.

‘Whilst it was disappointing no shinty was played, everyone’s priority and focus was the safety of the public.

‘Training had re-started early in November after completing all relevant risk assessments and it looked like we were on course to start 2021 on a positive footing, with all players getting back to full fitness and preparing for some much-needed pre-season games, but with the recent announcement of another lockdown until mid-January and possibly beyond, we have to be prepared for a delayed start to the season.’

He added: ‘The commitment of the players, coaches and committee during this difficult year has been unwavering and I thank them greatly for this. I’d also like to thank all club members and fans for their support throughout 2020. We have managed to keep our successful monthly Superball draw going and that provides much-needed financial security to the club.

‘I’d also like to thank our club sponsors, all of whom have shown fantastic support this year as they do every year, and we will be in contact with them all soon regarding our plans for 2021.’

Any club members wanting to attend the AGM online should email, the club or contact any committee member for details.

‘Thanks again to everyone involved. I look forward to seeing some great shinty this year as well as some well kent faces on the sidelines. Fingers and camans crossed,’ he added.


Caption: Oban Camanachd’s Daniel Sloss closes in on Kingussie’s James Falconer during August 2019’s Macaulay Cup final. Photograph: Stephen Lawson.