Northallerton Shinty Club
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Northallerton Shinty Club was founded on Yorkshire Day, 1 August 2012. The club's first training session was held on 12 August 2012 on Bullamoor Park, Northallerton.
The Club were invited to join hosts London Camanachd, Scots Camanachd (see The Scots Shinty Club) and Cornwall Shinty Club at the inaugural London Shinty festival, on Saturday 22 September. The club did not manage to field a team.
The club has received some interest but is struggling to get equipment. A kind donation from Glenurquhart Shinty Club and DCR Sports of 12 shinty balls has helped, and the club are in discussions to get more funding and equipment from other sources.
The club is going to trial satellite teams in local schools, hopefully this will help create a stable base for the club in the area.
Shinty was previously played in Northallerton, Northallerton Camanachd, a team established in the 1970s by a man resident in the area, Richard Tulloch. The team competed regularly in sixes competitions. Tulloch went on to become the first CEO of the Camanachd Association. Northallerton Shinty Club is not a continuation of this club, and is a completely separate entity
Northallerton Shinty Club is looking to establish itself in the area and develop a pool local players, both male and female, from Yorkshire, Teesside and the North East with a view to entering 6-a-side competitions in the near future. With a host of shinty teams starting up in England, full 12-a-side fixtures may be possible in a few years.
-  The Scotsman Published on Sunday 8 January 2006