Current Junior World Champion Hannah Fleming has a change to her line up this season with Jennifer Dodds coming in at second to replace Alice Spence who has now aged out of the juniors. Lauren Gray and Abi Brown remain at third and lead. Debbie Knox will be their support coach.
Their main ambition for this season is to successfully defend the Scottish and World Junior titles won last year. They also wish to make their mark on the ladies circuit and being previous runners up in the ladies who would bet against them achieving their goals.
Hannah stated that all the competing teams at the juniors will pose a threat to them. Teams are likely to raise their game against them so she is expecting to have to play at their best at all times.
Team Fleming are competing in 3 SCT events (Dumfries, Braehead and Kinross). They are also playing in 2 ladies competitions overseas in Basel and Bern along with going back to Ottowa for the Junior Superspiel. They will also be at the Lockerbie Junior Invitational and the Aberdeen Ladies Open, along with the Scottish Juniors and Scottish Ladies Championships. This certainly seems like a very busy schedule for the girls.
Hannah felt that the SCT event they enjoyed the most last season was the Dumfries Ice Bowl Open as it was great fun and allowed her team to get into the swing of the new season early against some challenging opposition.
We look forward to seeing Hannah and her team at Dumfries in mid September and wish them all the best for their busy season ahead.
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