WCA holds first all-girls shinty primary schools festival

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The Women’s Camanachd Association (WCA) held the first national all-girls primary schools shinty festival at the Nevis Centre in Fort William last weekend.

The WCA was overwhelmed with the response it received last Saturday (April 22) and was delighted with the turnout of 16 teams from across the country.

Spectators were treated to a total of 32 games throughout the afternoon, seeing the skill level progress throughout.

Inverness-B were presented with the Team of the Day award. Although each and every girl played their hearts out, Glengarry’s Ruby Robson was presented with the player of the tournament for Primary 3/5 and Oban’s Park Primary pupil Ellie MacInnes won the Primary 6/7 award.

As well as the fun tournament each player took part in a skills and drills challenge. The winners were as follows.
Keepy-uppies: P3 – Alice (Rockfield Primary), P4 – Katie (Glenurquhart),  P5 – Sally (Ardnamurchan), P6 – Ellie (Lochaber), P7 – Ellie (Park Primary).

Dribbling obstacle course: P3 – Isla (Portree A), P4 – Evie (BSGLA), P5- Myah (Ardnamurchan), P6 – Grace (Glenurquhart), P7 – Riane (Aberdour).

A spokesperson for the WCA said: ‘We are indebted to Gilmour Sports for their sponsorship of T-shirts for every girl, and to Bruno Beradelli at Highland Wood Energy, who gave us additional sponsorship for the running costs of our event. Huge thanks to all our volunteers who helped make our day such a success.’