Around 170 girls took part in the Clackmannanshire Girls Fun Fours Football Festival at Recreation Park, Alloa recently.

Nearly every primary school from the across the area attended to show off their football skills in a positive and safe environment on a fine spring day.


Scotland women's international players Jane Ross and Clackmannanshire Sports Development's Leanne Ross were there to act as role models to the aspiring young players.

Graeme Henderson, football development officer, said: "Today has been a fantastic opportunity for the girls to play football in a fun environment. They were also able to ask two international players questions, and I would like to thank Jane and Leanne for attending.


"I would also like to thank our local primary schools. Hopefully the girls will now build on this experience and take up the opportunity to play for a local club."

Two local Scottish FA Quality Mark clubs, Tullibody Community FC and Wasps Community FC, were on hand to let girls know about the opportunity to play football on a regular basis.


Every girl who attended also received free tickets to the Scotland v Sweden Women's under-17 match in Livingston, with some lucky winners also receiving a variety of prizes from signed footballs to backpacks.

Michael McPake, girls' and women's club development officer, said: "This has been a great experience for the girls of Clackmannanshire, I hope they take up the opportunity to go along and play for their local club and that the enthusiasm the girls have shown for footballcontinues.


"I would also like to thank Clackmannanshire Sports Development for hosting this excellent event and continuing to support girls' football."

For more information on getting involved in football within Clackmannanshire, contact Graeme Henderson on:

or 01259 452350


For more information on getting involved with girls' and  women's football please contact Michael McPake on:

or 07506461769