The astroturf pitches at Princess Royal Park in Bannf were the location for the recent Disability Football Festival. 


The festival was run by the Scottish FA North Region, in partnership with Aberdeenshire Council, Aberdeenshire Disability Sport and the Princess Royal Sports and Community Trust.
The teams from Banff Academy, Fraserburgh Academy, Meldrum Academy, and the Anna Ritchie School produced an excellent day of football, with Fraserburgh “A” the worthy winners and Meldrum runners up.
Claire Bonner, Aberdeenshire Council Disability Sports Development Officer said: “This has been an excellent event with all those participating enjoying the day and showing some good ability and sportsmanship. We look forward to hosting the next event in Inverurie in September.”
Participation Centres across the Grampian area are designed to give anyone with a disability the opportunity to play football.
These sessions are run by qualified coaches who deliver a safe and fun programme, adapting practices to suit individuals.
The Scottish FA North Regional Squad provides the pathway to national and international player opportunities.
For more information,  please visit

or contact Claire Bonner on 01467 628812 or

Details of the 2009 Participation Centres can be found on the flyer opposite.