What is the "Virtual Club"?
The virtual club is what could be described as a "Holding Area"
or "Feeder Club" for potential club members. When the Development Group hold their Come and Try days
there are many individuals who want to come back to curl a bit more after the try days are over.
The new BIR Virtual Club will run just like a normal curling club on the dates noted below but with supervision from the coaching
Who can join the "Virtual Club"?
Individuals who are starting to curl, but are not
members of an actual curling club.
Beginners moving on from introduction days such as "Come and Try"
What does it cost to join the "Virtual Club"?
The Virtual club is a free club as far as membership
is concerned for the fist year, but there will be ice costs of £7.00 to pay for each game you play, just like a
If members stay on for a second year there will be an annual RCCC membership fee (currently £19.00
for 21 and over and £4.00 for under 21s).
How long can I be a member of the "Virtual Club"?
The intention of the Virtual Club is to allow the beginners and newcomers to experience games of curling with support
from the coaching staff. Once some experience is gained you would be expected to join a full affiliated curling
Clubs draw up their syllabus before the start of each season and it is there for not easy to change the draw or
team members mid-season, so new curlers would continue in the Virtual Club until the next season or next intake of new members.
No person would be expected to be in the virtual club for any more than two complete seasons.
the "Virtual Club"?
The club is run by the Border Curling Development Group and local Development Officer,
Liz Cullen. The co-ordinator and administrator of the Virtual Club is Luigi Massari.
I join a "Real Club" and what does this cost?
The first thing is to decide which club you wish to join.
Members normally join a club that is geographically in your home location, but you may wish to join a club because you know
existing members in that club. You can join more than one club, but better to walk before you run is the advice.
Clubs have their own charges for membership and ice fees. Some have a pay on use policy (pay per game)
and some have a one of charge which includes your ice costs for the season. Each club will advise you in advance
with a guide of their charges.
The coaching staff at the "Virtual Club" will also guide you on this.
The "Virtual Club" will meet for curling under the watchfull eye of Luigi Massari on the following
Saturday's at 9.30 am. The cost for your game will only be £7.00
Dates still to be fixed.
For further information send an email to Liz Cullen.