Glorious sunshine for Women’s Camanachd primary festival

Girls who took part in the National Girls Primary Shinty Festival at Lochaber High School. NO F22 Primary Shinty 02. Photo: Anthony MacMillan.

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As the sun shone down on Lochaber, the Women’s Camanachd Association hosted its second National All Girls Primary Shinty Festival at Lochaber High School on Saturday.

The association was delighted to host 15 teams from as far a field as Aberdour and Skye, playing in three different categories: P1-3, P4-7 and P1-7.

The Portree team who won the team of the day for Primary 1-3 at the National Girls Primary Shinty Festival Held in Fort William. NO F22 Primary Shinty 01. Photo: Anthony MacMillan.

The day was all about fun and getting the girls playing Shinty and so alongside the league games there were “skills and drills” with shooting, an obstacle course and a keepy-up competition for the girls to take part in.

A referee’s course was ran by Katie Drain from the Camanachd Association earlier in the day and the newly qualified girls took charge of the games.
Although the day was focused around participation, there were several awards on offer, in the primary 1-3 section Portree came away with the “team of the day” award and Lochaber’s Rosie Servant won the “girl of the festival”.

President Lisa MacColl meets the girls at the start of the festival. NO F22 Primary Shinty 03.
Photo: Anthony MacMillan

Ardnamurchan won the “team of the day” award in the Primary 4-7 section and Bethany MacIntosh from South Skye won the “girl of the festival”.

In the Primary 1-7 section, Mallaig and District came out winners of the “team of the day” and Nicola Duncan from Oban’s Park Primary won the “girl of the festival”.

WCA president Lisa MacColl was delighted with the day and was very impressed by the skills on show from the young girls throughout the day. Lisa thanked all the girls,coaches and volunteers for all their hard work in making today happen.

The “skills and drills” winners were –

Shooting competition:
P1-3 – Olivia (Lochaber).
P4/5 – Isla ( Portree).
P6/7 Orla ( Mallaig & District).

Keepy uppies:
P1-3 Leah (Portree).
P4/5 Emma (Mallaig & District).
P6/7 Ellie (Lochaber).

Obstacle course:
P1-3 Brooke ( Lochaber).
P4/5 Katie (Portree).
P6/7 Hannah (South Skye).

PICS:

The Portree team who won the team of the day for Primary 1-3 at the National Girls Primary Shinty Festival Held in Fort William. NO F22 Primary Shinty 01. Photo: Anthony MacMillan.

Girls who took part in the National Girls Primary Shinty Festival at Lochaber High School. NO F22 Primary Shinty 02. Photo: Anthony MacMillan.