Soc­cer cen­tre cel­e­brates

Argyllshire Advertiser - - SPORTS -

COACHES, play­ers and fam­i­lies turned out to cel­e­brate another suc­cess­ful sea­son of Lochgilp­head Soc­cer Cen­tre (LSC) be­fore com­menc­ing the new sea­son.

Thanks to sup­port from Ar­gyll Roof­ing Com­pany and other lo­cal busi­nesses, the soc­cer cen­tre en­joyed a fab­u­lous evening at Lochgilp­head Joint Cam­pus, with many of the play­ers joined by fam­ily.

Last year saw a rad­i­cally re­vised and ex­panded awards cer­e­mony to cre­ate a more ex­cit­ing event and, for this year, the for­mat was im­proved fur­ther to dis­play im­ages of all the age groups in their foot­ball com­pe­ti­tions over the year.

The evening fin­ished with a vic­tory pa­rade from Lochgilp­head Red Star 2004s, who showed off the wellde­served league cup the team won in a stun­ning end-of-sea­son fi­nale in June. The LSC has been coach­ing many of the youngsters on this team since 2010 so it is a tes­ta­ment to the work of the soc­cer cen­tre.

With the sum­mer re­cess now over, train­ing re­turns to­day (Fri­day Au­gust 18) and is open for all chil­dren from P1 to S2, with a spe­cial wel­come for all new chil­dren in­clud­ing the new P1 pupils. Chil­dren are wel­come to come along for a taster ses­sion and try it out with P1s start­ing at 6.15pm on the As­tro­turf out­side at Lochgilp­head Sports Cen­tre.

Sign­ing up for the new sea­son al­lows chil­dren to take ad­van­tage of the soc­cer cen­tre’s one-year part­ner­ship with Co­erver, a global lead­ing youth de­vel­op­ment or­gan­i­sa­tion who will be com­ing back to take fur­ther spe­cial­ist train­ing ses­sions with chil­dren of all ages. This part­ner­ship is sup­ported by com­mu­nity fund­ing from the Co-op­er­a­tive. Ac­cess to the Co­erver ses­sions is free for all chil­dren reg­is­tered with LSC.

The LSC is al­ways look­ing for vol­un­teers and not just for foot­ball coach­ing. Any­one in­ter­ested should send an email to lochgilp­head­soc­cer­ and you can also visit the Lochgilp­head Soc­cer Cen­tre Face­book page.

Award win­ners and age groups: Fair Play Award – Zan­der Ste­wart (2008); Euan MacCar­tan (2007 Dy­namo); Harry Turner (2007 Ath­letico); Gre­gor Brown (2004).

Most Im­proved Player – Ge­orgie Todd (2008); Gavin Small (2007 Dy­namo); Lo­gan Philips (2007 Ath­letico); Jas­mine McPhie (2004).

Player of the Sea­son – Jade But­ler (2008); Jamie Jef­frey (2007 Dy­namo); Cal­lum Green (2007 Ath­letic); Carla Todd (2004).

Play­ers’ Player First of the Sea­son – Tyler Bow­ness (2008); Rhys Coffield (2007 Dy­namo); Ryan Gib­son (2007 Ath­letico); Kieran Caskie (2004).

Bruce West, chair­man of LSC, left, and Ben Tustin, vice-chair­man, right, pre­sented the proud 2009 trio with their awards.

The youngest Lochgilp­head Soc­cer Cen­tre mem­bers show off their awards.

Lochgilp­head Soc­cer Cen­tre 2010 group were de­lighted with their medals.

Medals for all the 2007 group.

The old­est soc­cer cen­tre group got dressed up for the oc­ca­sion.

Smiles all round for the 2008 group.

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