Thanet’s New Age Kurling World Championships Success 

The Thanet New Age Kurling team made waves in the Great Britain Kurling Association World Championships over the early May Bank Holiday weekend. The team demonstrated their prowess in a sport they have been devoted to for over five years with plenty of podium results including a win in the pairs consolation and finishing runners up in the pairs main competition.  

The World Championships, which are run by the Great Britain Kurling Association, were held at the prestigious John Bunyan Centre in Bedford making it a great showcase for the sport.  

Dave Mather, club chairperson, said; “We represented not just our area but the sport overall. It was a phenomenal weekend with teams from all over the UK competing but most importantly connecting through the love of the game. The Thanet team has 8 pairs competing in the pairs and 15 in the singles. We won the singles and the runner-up claiming the title World Champions. We’ve been working hard and are thankful to all our members and Your Leisure for providing the opportunity to work on the KCC-funded Wellbeing project delivering subsidised courses to help everyone get more active regardless of ability.”  

Rankings / results for Thanet New Age Kurling Club:  

Pairs - Consolation   

  • Winners – Irene & Barry Taylor  
  • Runners up – Louise Morgan & Keith Clegg  

Pairs - Main Competition  

  • Runners up – Glenn & Darren Ternent  
  • 3rd Place – Dell & Jackie Standard  

Singles- Consolation   

  • 4th – David Payne  

Main World Championship  

  • Runner up – Ian Wells  

World Singles Champion  

  • Graham Castle  

Thanet New Age Kurling Club, which regularly play at Ramsgate and Hartsdown Leisure Centres, have been a fabulous beacon in the local community, not only participating in weekly matches and honing their skills, but working with the Your Leisure Community team to run Wellbeing New Age Kurling courses for local residents over the age of 55.  

Inspired by this local sporting success story? Why not give New Age Kurling a go, all are welcome. The Wellbeing Over 55s course is held at Ramsgate Leisure Centre on Thursday afternoons  2pm and sessions last 2 hours. View all details and book your place online here https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/wellbeing-over-55s-new-age-kurling-16th-may-4th-july-40-enrol-online-tickets-885461458057