A Highland schools football tournament for girls, held for the first time at Invergordon on Tuesday, has been hailed as a success – with Park primary school running out winners.
The event, attended by more than 200 pupils from 20 schools, was created on the back of the success of the Ross-shire girls’ football tournament which was held for the first time last year.
Teams were split into four groups of five prior to a knockout phase, with Park taking the main prize at the Recreational fields. Their 1-0 win against last year’s winners of the Ross-shire tournament, Craighill, secured the PSG Marine and Logistic Shield for teams that finished first and second in their groups.
Dingwall won the Port of Cromarty Firth Shield, a separate knockout phase for teams finishing third and fourth in their groups, with a penalty shootout victory over Avoch. Bun-sgoil Ghaidhlig Phort Righ won the sportsmanship final with a 1-0 win over Lochcarron.
Organiser Iain Maciver said: “It was a great event attended by 20 schools and over 200 girls from across the Highlands with schools coming as far as Portree in Skye. There was great sportsmanship, attitude and skills on show.”