Foot­ball fes­ti­val

Over 500 chil­dren at­tended the Oban Youth Foot­ball Fes­ti­val

The Oban Times - - Front Page -

MORE than 500 chil­dren from across Ar­gyll and fur­ther afield were in Oban at the week­end for a foot­ball fes­ti­val. Full story and pic­ture spe­cial

OBAN and Dis­trict Pri­mary Foot­ball League hosted their an­nual foot­ball fes­ti­val last Satur­day at Moss­field and the rugby pitch, with the day be­ing an­other great ad­vert for youth foot­ball in Ar­gyll.

A large crowd were treated to some fan­tas­tic en­ter­tain­ment from the 57 teams tak­ing part across the 2005 to 2011 age groups, with more than 500 chil­dren show­ing off their foot­ball skills. The Oban teams at each age group were joined by teams from Lochnell FC and a num­ber of trav­el­ling teams from Lochgilp­head, Camp­bel­town, Dunoon, Glas­gow, Dum­bar­ton, Pais­ley and Fort Wil­liam.

In the 2005 age group, the Ryan MacPhail Memo­rial Fund tro­phy was won by Oban Spar­tak, beat­ing Giffnock in a tense penalty shoot- out in the fi­nal.

The or­gan­is­ing com­mit­tee would like to thank the large num­ber of vol­un­teers who helped make the day a huge suc­cess. They would also like to thank all those who kindly pro­vided event spon­sor­ship: Calum MacLeod Build­ing Con­trac­tor, SEC Join­ers and Builders, Tommy’s Hair­dressers, RA Cle­ment As­so­ciates Char­tered Ac­coun­tants, Aldi, the Oban Inn and Fi­u­ran Prop­erty.

Also a big thanks to lo­cal Coun­cil­lor Roddy McCuish who pre­sented all play­ers with their medals.

Pho­tos: Kevin McG­lynn

Spar­tak with their coaches Neil Beaton, Shug­gie Camp­bell and Ber­tie Gem­mell along with Coun­cil­lor Roddy McCuish who pre­sented the prizes at the fes­ti­val.

Coun­cil­lor McCuish with one of the young Lochgilp­head teams.

Ac­tion from the 2005 age group fi­nal be­tween Oban Spar­tak and Giffnock.

The Lochnell girls team.

Lochnell 2008s.

Ac­tion from the Lochnell v Ajax match.

Oban Saints Ajax with their medals.

Coun­cil­lor Roddy McCuish with the chil­dren who played in the fes­ti­val’s ju­nior sec­tion.

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