Borrusia Munchenhandbag, Campbeltown and Dumfries and Galloway were celebrating as they lifted the trophies at this year's Bank of Scotland Midnightleague West Regional Final.
Over 150 boys and girls enjoyed the sunshine at Kilmarnock’s Rugby Park as teams from Ayrshire, Lanarkshire, Dumfries & Galloway, Argyll & Bute and West Dunbartonshire all took part in the tournament. The winners over the three categories were:
Boys, 12-13 years - Borrusia Munchenhandbag (North Lanarkshire)
Boys, 14 years and over - Campbeltown
Girls – Dumfries and Galloway
Kilmarnock FC Chairman, Michael Johnson, Local MP Des Browne, Depute Provost John Campell and Councillor Kathy Morris joined in the finals day excitement as they handed out medals and trophies to the winners.
This year’s Midnightleague programme has been running at over 30 sports centres across the West and South West of Scotland since January.
The programme aims to get boys and girls across Scotland off the streets and onto the pitch by giving them the chance to play organised five-a-side football in the evening.
Susan Rice, Managing Director of Lloyds Banking Group in Scotland said:“Congratulations to all the teams on reaching the regional final in Kilmarnock. Bank of Scotland launched the Midnightleague as a pilot scheme in 2003 and it has become a great success across Scotland. This year has again seen the initiative running in all 32 Local Authorities, reaching 10,000 youngsters throughout the country.”
The Midnightleague programme is delivered by the Scottish FA in partnership with Bank of Scotland, the Scottish Government’s CashBack for Communities Scheme, Coalfield Regeneration Trust, local authorities and police forces.