AN INTERNATIONAL wheelchair curling event in Stirling was won by the Canadian national team last week.

The Stirling Wheelchair Curling International Invitational 2018 was held over four days at The PEAK and saw the Canadians beat Sweden by 7 shots to 6 with the winners coming from behind to secure the title by taking a double at the last end.

Stirling Wheelchair Curling Club’s very own Charley Mckenna was part of the Scotland B team, who replaced Paralympic champions China after a late withdrawal from the tournament.

Scotland finished sixth in the standings with the B team rounding it all off with an 8 – 3 victory over a strong Swiss team.

Suzanne Burns, programme and events manager at Active Stirling, said: “It was great to see the competition in full flow last week.

“The event was a great success and very well organised.

“Our thanks go to Andrew Hemming and the committee.

“We are already looking forward to next year’s competition.”

The teams came from 11 countries and many will be back in Stirling for the 2019 World Wheelchair Curling Championships, set to be held at The PEAK early-March.

Anyone interested in the sport can get in touch with Stirling Wheelchair Curling Club via to hear details about weekly sessions.