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Over 100 young people from across the North of Scotland recently participated in the annual Bank of Scotland Midnight League North Regional Final at Strikers Indoor Football Centre in Aberdeen.

The Regional Final formed part of this year’s Bank of Scotland Midnight League programme which has been running since January at venues across all 32 Local Authorities in Scotland.

Scottish FA North regional manager Graeme Sutherland said: "The Finals were a fantastic climax to another successful year for this popular programme.

"The leagues offer a terrific outlet for young people to enjoy themselves in a fun environment at the weekend."

Teams from all over the North of Scotland were represented at the tournament which was played across three categories – Junior (12-13 year old boys), Senior (14-16 year old boys) and a Girls section. Aberdeen star Andrew Considine was on hand to lend his support and help with the medal and trophy presentations.

At the end of a fun-packed day Keith came out on top in the junior category, beating JS Young Boys from Aberdeen in a close fought final, whilst Oldie Boys were triumphant in the senior category. Aberdeenshire beat Highland Girls to win the girls section completing a memorable day for the local authority and its coaches.

Bank of Scotland Midnight League is a national network of diversionary 5-a-side football activity, targeting 12 to 16 year olds across the country. Run in partnership with the Scottish FA, and the government’s Cashback for Communities scheme, the Bank of Scotland Midnight League programme has expanded over the last 5 years to be established in all 32 Scottish local authorities with over 6000 young people participating across over 90 venues each year.

Aberdeen star Andrew Considine attended the finals.

He said: “The Bank of Scotland Midnight League provides the perfect platform for young people to practice their football skills – it’s free, safe and is played amongst friends. Anything that provides a safe environment for children to develop as football players and people can only be of benefit to local communities all over Scotland.”

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