GPYC History

Gogar Park Young Curlers was founded in 1979 by Mrs Anne Gumley. Mrs Gumley was dedicated to the improvement of junior members of Gogar Park Curling Club so created GPYC which continues to run on a Sunday morning.

The junior club and coaching was originally run at Gogar Park Curling Club at Gogarburn, near Edinburgh Airport but moved to Murrayfield Curling Club in season 2005/2006.

Mrs Gumley coached the junior members of club for around 15 years where there was a bit of a lull until Robin Copland and Mike Dick took over in 2000 and continued the work. Other notable coaches that have assisted the junior club are Trevor and Catherine Dodds and former member of GPYC, David Aitken.

Andrew Barr is also a former member of GPYC and looked after the club from many years before handing over to Paul Davis who is currently the ‘responsible adult’ with another former GPYC member, Scott Dakers, looking after junior coaching.

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