|Posted on Wednesday, July 25, 2007 - 09:06 am: ||
Has anyone heard what is happening at SCOT.
Its all gone quiet again
International time reminds us all again that we are spliting our people then its all forgotten from now to next summer.
what hapens to all the sugestions from us athletes to have fun days squads training
we know boys and girls from every country in the world better than we know our own
who decides a this
|Posted on Wednesday, July 25, 2007 - 11:47 am: ||
Did anyone else hear the CETB president, Jean Claude announce that the two Irish Federations now had an aggreement and that Scotland and Slovenia should follow suit?
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|Posted on Saturday, August 04, 2007 - 12:40 pm: ||
Time fur Change.
As a waundered thro' ra khyber space,
Ah stumbled 'cross this addy.
Bin twenty years since ah twurld a stick,
An noo am just the caddy.
wey reading thro' the messages,
an' rolling back the years,
while thinkin o' the happy times,
Am hauding bak the tears.
Ah loved this braw exicting sport,
an ma freends fae far away,
bit a' the fightin at the top,
just soored oor fun filled days.
The monties, ingles and the woods,
wir building castles high.
They cudny see the teardrops,
fae their turrets in the sky.
The sport today just sounded fun,
till ah came across this threid.
Surely aw the problems gaun,
surely ther a deid?
Nae one could tell me 'bout this SCOT,
Not a murmur could ah find.
Ah guess the 'S' is secret,
or at least the silent kind.
So ah phoned a freend in twirling,
who had me in a fit,
it seems the woods and ingles,
are still chompin at the bit.
Noo thirty years a meetings,
should really be a clue.
Check this scary bunch for life,
They could they be haunting you.
They telt us o the wonders,
if only they could find,
a way tae calm the enemy,
An a common threed tae bind.
The common ground was plain tae see,
way back in eighty three,
weel aw keep oor positions,
an a yearly trip fur free.
Noo Scotland must hae clever folk.
wi clarity an' vision
Who can write a brand new chapter,
and solve a long division.
Love u all.
fae a wee Scottish twirlin' poet.
|Posted on Saturday, August 04, 2007 - 03:39 pm: ||
Scotland is ONE country so why cant there be ONE association? Surely it is more fair for all Scottish athletes to have a choice to compete at Worlds, Europeans, Cup of Clubs etc........
World Championships 2008 is in Ireland, wouldn't it be great if scotland came together as ONE and showed everyone how many talented twirlers we have to offer.
Euopeans and Cup of Clubs is another amazing opportunity that other Scottish athletes are missing out on!!
When is this going to change?
|Posted on Sunday, August 05, 2007 - 07:48 pm: ||
Scotland used to be one association for twirling, all the people who broke away to form others are now the same people who want it all back together again.How long would it last as one again if it ever happens and could all these people all get on again this time if they had differences which broke them apart before??
oh the halycon days
|Posted on Monday, August 06, 2007 - 02:21 pm: ||
you've got to remember that there is now alot of new generation coaches out there who would like to form one association. there are hundreds and hundreds of talented twirlers in scotland who just dont no where to start or who stay to far away to come to qualifiers each month (western isles) i remember years ago competing in just one euro qualifier in dundee for the cup of clubs and everyone who wanted to enter went on that day. finals were on the sunday. this meant everyone got the opportunity to take part no money was wasted by paying people for hotels etc then not qualifing at the end of the 4 qualifiers. will we ever see those days again? (sigh) prob not!!
Voice for Scotland
|Posted on Monday, August 06, 2007 - 05:07 pm: ||
Think part of the problem is that those in charge are trying to run national governing bodies with the mindset of regional organisations. Priority should be all Scottish athletes and coaches, not just 'our pals'.
Coaching and judging exams are another source of money wasted if the qualifications are not recognised everywhere in Scotland.
These individuals are well out of touch with their members.
Glad some people are starting to speak out at last!
|Posted on Monday, August 06, 2007 - 09:17 pm: ||
Before Scotland can get back to one again, if ever, everyone needs to start supporting each other. I know there are open events out there, but i dont think we utilise these comps enough. This should be one of the first stages.
Let the twirlers see who else is out there and get them some new competition. International or grass roots, all twirlers get fed up seeing the same faces to compete against and can pretty much guess the results.
From what I have heard of both europeans and worlds this year, the standard of twirling in scotland is at last starting to head back to the level it should be.
I heard the sbta is opening up there christmas comp, lets use this as a starting point. Enter the comp, show our support and give each other encouragement. Lets also see this in return though and have the sbta enter the open comps next year. This can surely only be good for the standard of scottish twirling. We may not all be competing as one next year, or even the year after, but we have got to start somewhere and build up the trust again. It is not all older generation who have issues with being one and trusting each other.
|Posted on Wednesday, August 08, 2007 - 08:50 am: ||
All SFBT competitions are open to anyone who wants to enter. The SBTA competition is the same weekend as the CETB winter conventions which is being held in Glasgow this year - athletes and coaches from all over Europe will be attending. There will be coaches from USA, France, Italy, Sweden, Scotland.
Maybe the associations should start at the top and hold ONE selection for European Cup of Clubs, Grand Prix and Worlds for 2008? What are the barriers to this as we all have the same rules at this level.
|Posted on Tuesday, August 21, 2007 - 10:46 am: ||
Agree HOPEFUL and you could get a panal of judges from outside Scotland to judge. Air travel booked early enough can be just as cheap as paying the petrol for judges in Scotland. I think it's very sad that not all Scottish athletes get the chance to represent their country by right at any Int'l comp and the people at the top should be ashamed, but the sad thing here is that they are not and couldn't really care less on how their own country does just as long as they still have control.