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Shinty rivals unite to support shinty’s stars of the future
It is all eyes on youth shinty this Saturday (16 February) as the country’s best Primary School shinty sides come together in the 21st National First Shinty Festivals in Fort William.
Over 100 teams from across Scotland competed in there local area qualifiers for a place in this year’s Finals which are split into two categories: Primary 7 & Under and Primary 5 & Under. There will be over 175 children participating on the day with 11 teams in the Primary 5 & Under category and 11 in Primary 7 & Under.
Ahead of the event, former shinty foes, Kingussie’s Ronald Ross, Newtonmore’s Norman Campbell and Fort William’s Willie MacDonald, met in Newtonmore to look ahead at the weekend’s action.
In speaking of the event, Camanachd Association Youth Director, Willie MacDonald, said:
“The National First Shinty Festivals are an important event for the young players as it brings together teams from all over the country. Year after year we see the best young talent that the sport has to offer and I am no doubt that this year will be no different. I would also like to thank GS Campbell for sponsoring this year’s competitions.”
Norman Campbell from GS Campbell added:
“We are delighted to sponsor this year’s National First Shinty Festivals. The festivals play a vital part in a young player’s development and help inspire the next generation of shinty players. Shinty plays an important role in many communities and we are extremely happy to play our part. We wish all teams the very best of luck.”
The Primary 7 & Under National First Shinty Final is taking place at the Nevis Centre, Fort William while the Primary 5 & Under National First Shinty Final will take place at Lochaber High School. The action gets underway at 12noon on Saturday 16th February and everyone is welcome to attend.
Photo courtesy of Aidan Woods Photography