About Texas Women's Highland Games
To increase awareness and involvement of women in the sport of the Highland Games. Promoting a fun, active, family friendly and competitive sport by providing information and resources to all those interested in joining us in our continuing adventures!
Please see our FAQ page for all those burning questions you have about how you participate, what to do, who to talk to and where to go!
Thursday, March 31, 2011
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Monday, March 28, 2011
- Use the drop down in the "Results" section.
- Select the games you are looking for.
- Hit select button and viola!
Friday, March 25, 2011
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
This is not completely comprehensive, and it comes directly from the NASGA database website, the most useful resource for Highland Athletes!! Check there for any updates to games in Texas and/or for a full listing of the 2011 Highland Games throughout North America (and a few overseas!).
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
The Iron Thistle event is taking place this weekend in Yukon, OK. I know a couple of the TX ladies are headed up that way to participate! Good Luck to all and enjoy the fun and festivities!
For more information, click HERE
Monday, March 21, 2011
The next 2011 summer games that is coming up in Texas is in the lovely San Antonio in 2 weeks.
Link here http://www.sahga.org/
This 12th annual festival will be the host to a myriad of activities including traditional Scottish heavy athletics, Celtic dance and music performances, a solo bagpiping competition, geneology information in the Clan Village, children's activities in the Kid's Glen, Living History activities and seminars, parade of Scottish dogs, and sheep herding trials.
Sunday, March 20, 2011
First things first; What is Highland Games? The simplest explanation I have tripped across to date is that they are field events with considerably more weight. My experience has been they are a joy. The events are feats of strength and skill that require you to never take yourself too seriously. The community of throwers are a welcoming, warm, and ever ready to help you become your best.
The iconic events most commonly seen are Caber, Sheaf, Braemar Stone, Open Stone, Light and Heavy Weights for Distance, Light and Heavy Hammers and Weight Over Bar. These align loosely with shot put, discus and Olympic hammer style throwing. Caber and Sheaf are truly unique events. While the origins of these events are heavily debated, they are always a crowd pleaser, garnering rowdy appreciation from fans.
Now, folks, what questions do you have for us? What topics do you want to have us explore for you? What resources do you need to join in the fun?
Wiki Defines Highland Games