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Murdoch waves goodbye to playing career

Section:  Lockerbie and Lochmaben, Sport  | Tags: ,

LOCKERBIE’S Olympic silver medallist David Murdoch has decided to call time on his competitive curling career.

Edmonton Ab. April 4, 2017.Ford Men's World Curling Championship.Scotland skip David Murdoch.Curling Canada/michael burns photo

The 39-year-old will now join the coaching ranks at British Curling, the programme that has also supported his successful pursuit of seven national, three European and two world titles.

The renowned skip will now utilise his skills and experience gleaned at the very top of the game as he switches his focus to coaching the next generation.

Murdoch admitted he was still feeling disappointed about the recent decision which means he would not be heading for his fourth Winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang, South Korea next year.

He has, however, stated that he is ready to embark on his next exciting step as British Curling Consultant Coach, a new role starting this month, which will cover all aspects of technical and tactical coaching.

See today’s ANNANDALE HERALD and MOFFAT NEWS for the full story.

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