Published: 23/04/2018 07:00 - Updated: 19/04/2018 13:03

Park girls go on impressive run

Written byHector MacKenzie

 

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The Park Primary girls' football team has chalked up an impressive run of victories.

A TEAM of young "invincibles" from Easter Ross is flying the flag for girls’ football ahead of a showcase tournament set to be the biggest yet in the Highlands.

The 33-game unbeaten run chalked up by girls at Park Primary in Invergordon has seen the youngsters claim the scalps of teams beyond Ross-shire, amongst them three secondary sides, rattling in 194 goals in the process.

Coach Iain MacIver, who has helped provide a platform for primary schools competition for boys and girls, has organised a special tournament for girls set to take place at the Recreational Playing Fields in Invergordon on May 29, with the support of PSG Marine Logistics.

He said of the Invergordon team’s remarkable run: "We started a girl’s football team at Park Primary School in 2017 and it has helped girls’ football really take off at our school.

"They have continued to gel as a team and to date they have gone on a very impressive unbeaten run. In this long unbeaten run they have defeated many other primary schools from both Ross-shire and also from further afield in the Highlands. They have also been further challenged in this run by taking on three secondary school teams in the local area and have defeated them all comprehensively."

The team also emerged triumphant from an Inverness Girls Football Tournament, winning convincingly and maintaining the undefeated run.

A Ross-shire area tournament for girls will also be hosted at Invergordon on May 9 ahead of the Highland-wide event. Sponsored by Global Energy, it’s set to see 18 teams battle it out. Mr MacIver said the pan-Highland tournament had been arranged in response to demand from across the region. He said: "This will be the largest girls football competition in the whole country by some distance."

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