Chil­dren en­joy day out at Vil­lage

Evening Express (Extra Edition) - - DRIVE -

ABERDEEN Sports Vil­lage was the venue for a learn­ers and spe­cial schools foot­ball tour­na­ment. A to­tal of 11 teams com­peted for two tro­phies, with 25 games be­ing played on the day. Dyce Academy took home one of the hon­ours, beat­ing El­lon 2-1 in the sup­port for learn­ers’ fi­nal. There was an iden­ti­cal score as Bucks­burn Academy B de­feated the Anna Ritchie A team in the spe­cial schools competition. The tour­na­ment was pos­si­ble thanks to a grow­ing part­ner­ship be­tween In­verurie Lo­cos and Aberdeen­shire Coun­cil’s Dis­abil­ity sport of­fi­cer Claire Bon­ner. That saw the game brought to chil­dren of all abil­i­ties across the North­east. The day was sup­ported by sports stu­dents from Mo­ray Col­lege, who gained ex­pe­ri­ence in of­fi­ci­at­ing and event man­age­ment. Claire said: “The fes­ti­val was a great suc­cess show­ing that foot­ball is a game that can be en­joyed by peo­ple with all lev­els of abil­ity. “The sports­man­ship of the chil­dren was com­mend­able in the way they sup­ported fel­low pupils and en­cour­aged other schools.”

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