Amy MacDonald, 17, has won a Silver medal in the finals of the under 21 Scottish Junior Curling Championships in Aberdeen at the weekend.
Amy, curling with her own team from different parts of the country commenced her attempt to not only win this prestigious title but also by winning the title would have given her team the right to represent Scotland in the World Junior Championships in Estonia later next month.
Her recently constructed team of Lesley Young, Louise Joiner and Beth Dandie played extremely well beating teams of much greater experience and played their way to the finals on Sunday 25th Jan.
The final was a nail biting game with a very high level of shot play and for their age, displayed some tactical and spectacular shots, the final being decided on the last stone on the last end which her opponent skip had to draw to the button to steal her dream of the title.
Amy lost the game 7:6 but should be very proud that she was representing not only the Moray Province but her local Forres Club, Moray Juniors and the Moray Province Development Group many of whom were in attendance along with a very large crowd of curlers from all over Scotland.
It is hoped that she will bring inspiration to all within her Junior Club who also look to reach the very highest level of curling that Amy now participates in.
Amy Commented after the event
Thanks guys for your support over the week! I and the team really appreciated it whether you left a message on Facebook or made a trip to Aberdeen.
It was second this time but hopefully we can better that in the future!
And to the other Juniors in my club just too also say that this could be you!!
Like I started off as a nobody who knew no one at 15 at under 17’s now people follow my progress from all over, and parents from as far as the Border’s are congratulating me.
Work hard and it happens, just cause were from a smaller rink doesn’t stop you achieving!