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BID LAUNCHED FOR CURLING CENTRE.

A BID has been launched to open a dedicated curling rink in Deeside.

The Welsh Curling Association is hoping to set up the facility, costing about PS350,000, next to the leisure centre, which could more than triple its 100 strong membership.

The World Curling Federation are set to make a decision by March as it considers bids from around the globe.

Curling players have to share the rink at Deeside Leisure Centre and can usually only train one night a week, limiting the number of members they can attract as the sport booms after Team GB's Olympic success.

Adrian Meikle, president of the Welsh Curling Association, said: "We have got a good case and a business plan and were thinking if doing this before the scheme arrived."

Welsh Government Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism, Ken Skates, said: "It would be the first dedicated curling facility in Wales."

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A new curling ring could come |to Deeside Leisure Centre (above)

Curling is booming after | Britain's success at the Olympics

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