WCF saddened by death of Gerrit-Jan Scholten

The World Curling Federation (WCF) is deeply saddened to learn of the recent passing of, Gerrit-Jan Scholten, 64, from the Netherlands Curling Association.

Gerrit-Jan served as a representative for the Netherlands for many years at the World Curling Federation’s congresses and annual meetings. He was an active member of the WCF Governance Commission in the past and was serving on the Finance Commission this year.

He also spent time as treasurer of the European Curling Federation. He passed away on Tuesday 20 September 2016.

WCF President, Kate Caithness, said: “On behalf of the World Curling Federation I express our sincerest condolences to the family and friends of Gerrit-Jan, and to the curling community in Holland. Our thoughts are with his wife Alie [Kramer] at this sad time.

“Gerrit-Jan was a well known face at WCF championships and meetings and he made many valuable contributions to the work of the WCF in his various roles.

“World Curling has lost a great friend and advocate of the sport.”