Shinty workshop with Scotland coach Garry Reid.

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Twenty of Lewis Camanachd’s youth players attended a training workshop on Saturday. The session was part of The Lewis and Harris Sports Council Coaching Conference which was taking place in Stornoway.

Three of the club’s coaches Sean Macleod, Al Reed and Iain Sinclair were tutored by Garry Reid of Strathglass Shinty Club. Garry is currently the Scotland Under 21 Coach and is preparing for the upcoming annual shinty/hurling fixture against Ireland later this month.

The coaches under Garry’s guidance put the enthusiastic youngsters through drills involving developing skills such as blocking, clicking and hitting on the move.

The two hour session ended with an attackers /defenders match designed to help develop players positional skills and help the coaches develop the players skills for competitive matches.

The session was a great success and Lewis Camanachd Manager Iain Sinclair commented: ”It was great to see so many at Garry’s session and the skills we all learnt today will be put to good use in our weekly sessions at Stornoway Primary, The Nicolson Institute and Balallan School.”

The Club’s AGM is set for Thursday the 30th October at Stornoway Primary at 7pm. Anyone interested in shinty in Lewis and Harris is more than welcome to attend.