Paralympians' Club

Aileen Neilson

Aileen made history by being the first female skip at a Paralympic Games when she took over for the final match in Vancouver.

  • Lives:
    Strathaven
  • Date Of Birth:
    14/08/1971

The match finished with a resounding 10-4 victory over Japan.

She was also the only female skip at the World Championships in 2011 were she led Scotland to a silver medal finish.

Aileen has been involved in curling for five years, and her family have a background in the sport: both her uncle and her grandfather competed at international level.

A regular in the side, Aileen has competed in the 2007, 2008 and 2009 World Championships.

Aileen’s other hobbies include carriage driving. She received special leave from her job as a primary school teacher in order to train for and compete the Games in Vancouver. Aileen lives in Lanarkshire.

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