The Scottish FA’s North region recently supported a primary aged girls’ football festival at Merkinch Primary School.

New teams from Fortwilliam, Deveronvale, Inverness City, Merkinch and Aberlour House came together to play each other once in a round robin format.

Each team competed in five matches and every player enjoyed plenty of time on the pitch.

The festival was held in the spirit of fair play with no trophies, scores recorded, or winners.

Finella Annand, a club development officer for the Scottish FA’s North region, said: "Merkinch Football Academy did a fantastic job hosting the festival, and providing a safe, fun atmosphere for girls to develop their football skills.

“It was a fantastic day for girls’ football in the Highlands.

“Every team improved from the first game to the last and there was a real emphasis on development with all the coaches doing a great job in making sure that all their players got to participate in the matches.

“I can’t wait to organise the next festival and clubs are queuing up to host it.

“I would like to thank David Paulin and Peter Corbett for the fantastic job they did organising and running the festival.  It was a fun, positive day for all the players, coaches and parents.”

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