Fort William ladies hold development fun day
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.
‘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,
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