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Croatian team to compete in European Curling Championships 2009

Croatian Times

The Croatian women's curling team left Zagreb this morning (Thurs) to take part in the European Curling Championships 2009 starting tomorrow.

The tournament will run from 4 to 12 December in Aberdeen, Scotland.

The Croatian womenís team includes deaf players from the Silent club - the current national champion. The team features Emina Crnaic, Melani Lusic, Marijana Bozic, Maja Sertic and the only woman who can hear, Katarina Radonjic.

They will take on the Netherlands, Poland, Latvia, Slovakia and Wales in their group B1 in the tournament.

Alen Gere from the Croatian Deaf Sport Federation said they were happy to be going to Scotland and their aim was to promote curling in Croatia.

Gere said the problem with curling in Croatia was a lack of proper training facilities.

Gere told the Croatian Times: "Our team trains at Zagrebís velesajam (fair) indoor hall, but that is not good enough for curling. Because we have no adequate site for practice, we have to travel to Budapest for training for major competitions.

"At home, the only free time for practice is from 11pm until 1am. We know we cannot expect much from European Curling Championships 2009, but we want to promote our sport. Of course, better training conditions would produce better results," he added.

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