Team Fleming have once again been chosen as one of the Royal Caledonian Curling Club’s podium potential funded teams for the season.
Joined by Lorna Vevers last season, the rink – skipped by Hannah Fleming and also consisting of Alice Spence and Abi Brown – were Team Muirhead’s closest challengers at the 2015 Scottish Championship, losing out in a close-fought final.
Here, Hannah Fleming looks forward to an exciting season with plenty of opportunities to push on and make further progress on the home and international stage.
Q: How have you prepared for the season and how has training gone?
A: Summer training has gone really well – we have had individual analysis and development on our technique and all of us are seeing huge benefits in the changes we’ve made. Also we’ve been working off ice in the gym with our strength and conditioning programmes.
Q: What competitions do you have lined up?
A: We have a fairly busy season ahead, having started in Oakville, Canada. We also head to Stockholm, Basel, Bern and back to Canada, as well as competitions at home.
Q: What are your ambitions for the season?
A: Our main goals this season are to qualify for the European and World championships and gain enough points on the World Curling Tour to qualify for Grand Slam events.
Team Fleming’s next scheduled competition is the Stockholm Ladies Cup, September 25-27, where they will compete alongside Teams Homan, Jones, Pätz, Sidorova and fellow Scottish rinks Gray and Muirhead.