WCA holds first all-girl shinty fest

The Oban Times - - News -

THE WOMEN’S Ca­manachd As­so­ci­a­tion ( WCA) held the first na­tional all-girls pri­mary schools shinty fes­ti­val at the Nevis Cen­tre in Fort Wil­liam last week­end.

The WCA was over­whelmed with the re­sponse it re­ceived last Satur­day April 22 and was de­lighted with the turnout of 16 teams from across the coun­try.

Spec­ta­tors were treated to a to­tal of 32 games through­out the af­ter­noon, see­ing the skill level progress through­out.

In­ver­ness-B were pre­sented with the Team of the Day award, and while each and ev­ery girl played their hearts out, Glen­garry’s Ruby Rob­son was pre­sented with the Player of the Tour­na­ment for Pri­mary 3/5 and Oban’s Park Pri­mary pupil El­lie MacInnes won the Pri­mary 6/ 7 award.

As well as the fun tour­na­ment,

each player took part in a skills and drills chal­lenge. The win­ners were as fol­lows:

Keepy- up­pies: P3 – Alice (Rock­field Pri­mary), P4 – Katie (Glenurquhart), P5 – Sally (Ard­na­mur­chan), P6 – El­lie ( Lochaber), P7 – El­lie ( Park Pri­mary).

Drib­bling ob­sta­cle course: P3 – Isla ( Portree A), P4 – Evie ( BSGLA), P5 – Myah (Ard­na­mur­chan), P6 – Grace (Glenurquhart), P7 – Riane (Aber­dour).

A spokesper­son for the WCA said: ‘ We are in­debted to Gil­mour Sports for their spon­sor­ship of t- shirts for ev­ery girl, and to Bruno Ber­adelli at High­land Wood En­ergy, who gave us ad­di­tional spon­sor­ship for the run­ning costs of our event.

‘ Huge thanks to all our vol­un­teers who helped to make our day such a suc­cess.’

All pho­tographs: An­thony MacMil­lan Pho­tog­ra­phy

Above: Pri­mary schools girls who took part in the First Na­tional all- girls Pri­mary School Shinty Fes­ti­val in the Nevis Cen­tre Fort Wil­liam. Far left: The Ard­na­mur­chan team that took part in the tour­na­ment from Ard­gour, Stron­tian, Achar­a­cle, and Kil­choan. Left: Rock­field Pri­mary School team from Oban.

Play­ers of the Tour­na­ment for pri­mary 3-5 Ruby Rob­son, Glen­garry left, and El­lie MacInnes for pri­mary 6-7 from Park school, Oban.

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