Camanachd Leòdhais welcomes the Camanachd Association’s announcement that it will decide upon ratification of the club’s entry into North Division Three for the 2011 season at their board meeting on Wednesday 2nd February.
The Association’s Competition Committee has already approved Camanachd Leòdhais’ entry but due to delays caused by the wintry weather before Christmas the final approval was delayed. Whilst this delay has not been ideal, with the club making forward planning based on being a league club, we patiently await the board’s decision.
Camanachd Leòdhais feels it has made a very strong case for league entry and that we have answered any and all concerns that the Camanachd Association has raised during the application process. We hope the Board take the right decision for shinty in the Western Isles and that we will be looking forward to welcoming teams to our newly renovated park in Barvas for the first time come the Summer.
The club also welcomes its inclusion on the 2011 Fixture list which has just been released. If accepted into the league, the club will play its first league fixture away to Beauly on the 5th of March and host a historic senior league fixture in Lewis versus Lochbroom on the 14th of May.
This will be a major challenge for our small club but one we will meet with relish. We will meet every requirement of us and more and we aim to grow into a strong and valued part of the shinty community in the years ahead.