Lochaber High School joins super seven at Disability Shinty Festival

Action from the 2022 Disability Shinty Festival held at Aviemore.

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Aviemore was the venue for the annual Disability First Shinty Festival which saw Abercorn School, Glasgow, victorious.

Nine teams from seven schools across Lochaber, Kingussie, Glasgow and North Ayrshire enjoyed sessions with qualified shinty coaches and games throughout the two-day event which culminated in a tournament.

The nine teams played each other once in a round-robin format. The league matches were extremely competitive with excellent play and great goals throughout the day.

Abercorn from Glasgow, the 2018 winners, topped the group one point ahead of 2019
winners Lockhart Campus.

Camanachd Association youth director Willie MacDonald, said: ‘This is one of
the most rewarding events we hold annually as we are bringing together children
who don’t get many opportunities to compete in shinty.

‘The event grows in popularity each year and it was great to see Lochaber High School and Kingussie High School taking part for the first time.’

Festival organiser and national development manager Ronald Ross thanked festival sponsors the MacPhee family, Rosemary and Duncan and the Celtic FC Foundation ‘Inspiring Sport’ programme for their support of the enjoyable event.