The EDF Energy City of Perth Ladies International will take place at Perth’s Dewar’s Centre from 31 March – 3 April and has been organised by the team behind the Perth Masters, Scotland’s biggest international curling event.
Bill Duncan, Chairman of the organising committee said, “We are delighted that our new ladies event has attracted support from a company of the calibre of EDF Energy, which was recently ranked first of all of the UK’s leading energy suppliers in the UK Customer Satisfaction Index.
“Curling is a hugely popular sport in Scotland and has a large international audience and in EDF Energy we have a company which is committed to building a sustainable future, which is important to our curling community, many of whom are also members of our farming community with sustainability at the core of their business.
“We see our title sponsorship with EDF Energy as a complementary partnership and we hope to fully utilise their support to create an event that will become as prestigious as our long established men’s tournament.”
Rob Guyler from EDF Energy said, “We are pleased to be working with City of Perth Ladies International Organising Committee on the first EDF Energy City of Perth Ladies International. This new partnership presents a great opportunity for both parties. As well as helping us let people know about the work EDF Energy is doing to deliver low-carbon, reliable energy for households across the UK we hope this competition will help attract elite international competitors and bring ladies curling to a wider audience. We hope to see this event become an established part of the annual curling calendar.”
Vice Chair David Hay who is also coach to Olympic bronze medallists Team Muirhead, added, “It is vital for our curlers to have domestic tournaments that attract genuinely elite fields in order to provide the sustained level of competition experience that is required for rinks like Team Muirhead to stay among the top curlers in the world.
“This sponsorship from EDF Energy is vital to our sport and has enabled us to attract world class competitors which will hopefully become a popular fixture on the international calendar and be as successful as the Perth Masters which is held earlier in the year.”