Indoor Tug of War! It might sound something of an unusual sport but teams across the UK and Ireland are ranked amongst the best in the World.
It is a brilliant team sport that combines strength, power and fitness. For indoor tug of war you are on rubber mats with specially designed flat rubber soled shoes. Team members are called ‘pullers’.
The Scottish Men’s Indoor Tug of War Team have enjoyed brilliant success at many Championships with 20 World titles to their name but we are now hoping it’s the turn of the GIRLS!
At the 2018 British & Irish Championships the Scotland girls picked up 2 gold medals in the ladies closed weights and when teaming up the boys for the mixed took home the gold. Some of the Scottish girls then competed in China at the 2018 World Indoor Championships in March where they won a silver medal in the 600kg mixed open competition.
The Scottish girls are hard at training ahead of the 2019 British & Irish Championships which is being held in Dundee on 2-3 February. At this 2 day event pullers will compete for both club and country over a variety of different weight class in men, ladies and mixed teams. The first day of the Championship is a closed competition where pullers compete for their country after winning at national level. The second day is where pullers compete for their clubs, but the invitation to compete on this day is opened up to teams from all around the World, so there is sure to be a great display of talent across this two day event. Check out the Scottish Tug of War website for more information on the event and how to get involved.
Courtesy of Scottish Tug of War