Daily Telegraph propaguje Kurling
2017-03-02 00:00:00
In 2000, John Bennett was asked by his disabled son to come up with a new sport for disabled people, as he hadn’t found one that he enjoyed. Drawing inspiration from the curling World Championships on TV, Bennett struck upon the idea of New Age Kurling. He decided to move the sport off ice and onto more regular indoor surfaces.

The sport is played by pushing stones, which run on ball-bearing rollers, along any smooth, flat surface towards a target. The most important element of kurling is that it can be enjoyed by both disabled and able-bodied people together on an equal level.

Not only is the sport used as part of rehabilitation programmes in hospitals, but it has also helped to bridge the gap between disabled and able-bodied people looking to exercise together.

Kurling has quickly become popular in the UK with regular competitions and leisure centres holding taster sessions to get more people involved.

It is still early days for the sport, but it is growing quickly and has even spawned other variations including Kurling Kroquet and Kurling Golf.