The Ferguson Transport Inter-Area competitions are ones that players and coaches alike look forward to each year.
Sunday 30th September was the U17's turn to see which area could come away with the trophy for 2018. The selection process even for the area teams was tough for the coaches as the standard of shinty at U17 level this year is exceptionally high with a number of players currently turning out for their club teams each week at Premier League and National League level.
Each area (Inverness, Badenoch, Lochaber, Skye & WR) played each other once in a round robin match, all these games were 15 minutes each way.
After the round robin was complete, Inverness and Skye & Wester Ross were both tied on 4 points each. A 10 minute one way final then took place to determine the winner but both teams couldn’t be separated so we then went to the dreaded penalties. After 3 penalties each, the teams still couldn’t be separated, so it took sudden death penalties for the Inverness area to be crowned North U17 Inter Area winners 2018
Colin Mackinnon transport manager at (Ferguson transport and shipping) presented the Shield and medals to the winners (Inverness District) and runners-up (Skye & Wester Ross).
The CA would like to thank Ferguson Transport for their continued support of this event, the referees and goal judges for their contribution throughout the afternoon, Kingussie Camanachd Club for hosting and running the cafe on the day at such short notice and all the players, coaches and supports who made this event possible