Youth girls give 100 per cent in Orkney

Lochaber Under 14 Girls made the long trip to Orkney for the 7's event.

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Lochaber Rugby Club’s Under 14 Girls made the long trip to Orkney last weekend to take part in a 7’s event in Kirkwall.

It was the girls’ first competitive tournament and the first Lochaber girls team from Lochaber for many years.

Despite being a young and inexperienced group compared to other teams taking part, the Lochaber girls gave 100 per cent and scored some really good tries.

U14 girls from Orkney, Shetland, Moray, Caithness and Lochaber took part in the competition with clubs making sure all the girls had plenty game time.

Lochaber lost out narrowly to Shetland but came out on top against eventual winners Orkney. This was a fantastic achievement for the Lochaber girls in their first competition.

Molly Hobson and Tilly MacDonald received medals for their outstanding contributions.

Molly Hobson was voted Lochaber Player’s Player, with Tilly MacDonald chosen as Lochaber Coaches Player of the Competition. Both girls received a medal, presented by Orkney Rugby Football Club.

Orkney beat Shetland to win the overall event.

A Lochaber RFC spokesperson said: ‘Thank you to Orkney RFC for its hospitality and to the girls and coaches of the other clubs for making this a wonderful experience for everyone. All the girls should be so proud of themselves.’

Photograph: Lochaber Under 14 Girls made the long trip to Orkney for the 7’s event. NO_F17_LochaberRFC_Girls_Orkney_team