Ladies shinty

Fort Wil­liam ladies hold de­vel­op­ment fun day

The Oban Times - - Sport -

A LADIES shinty club hosted its first fam­ily fun day in a bid to gen­er­ate in­ter­est in the sport.

The women of the newly es­tab­lished Fort Wil­liam ladies shinty team held a de­vel­op­ment league at An Aird on Satur­day Au­gust 15

he event brought young­sters from In­ver­ness to Fort Wil­liam to show off their skills. Although other Lochaber teams failed to make the fun day the An Aird ladies were able to make up teams out of their own play­ers and those from In­ver­ness to let the sports con­tinue.

Coach Yvonne Clark said: ‘There are six of us in­volved in the de­vel­op­ment of the ladies shinty team for a num­ber of years and we be­gan to work hard to build it up. Now we have built a squad of about 24 play­ers. We are do­ing re­ally well, some­times teams strug­gle to field just one team.

Suc­cess­ful day

‘The fun day is about de­vel­op­ing the in­ter­est of young peo­ple and kids in the sport. It was un­for­tu­nate that some of the other teams couldn’t make but it has been a suc­cess­ful and busy day.’

The park was filled with play­ers and spec­ta­tors while young­ster played on the af­ter­noon and re­ceived coach­ing.

Fam­i­lies en­joyed home-bak­ing stalls, tombola stalls, face-paint­ing and snacks.

DE­VEL­OP­MENT: Teams of young peo­ple were se­lected on the day

OR­GAN­IS­ERS: Player Ash­leigh Fraser, 19, with coach Yvonne

Clark and fel­low player Elaine Wink, 29. 21_f35­fun­day01

BOWLED OVER: Win­ners of this year’s Dun­can Gillies triples com­pe­ti­tion, held at the Fort Wil­liam Rail­way bowl­ing club’s In­ver­lochy green last Sun­day. From left, Wil­son Tain, Agnes Tain, Pa­triza Gillies,

who pre­sented the tro­phy, and Bill Gib­bons f35bowl­s1no

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