Young Pupils’ fabulous football festival form

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Campbeltown Pupils 2007s team put on a fantastic performance at the 8th annual Gartcairn Winter Festival in Ravenscraig Sports facility.

Their form has improved massively and some outstanding talent was on show leading to three wins, one draw and a very close defeat.

Campbeltown Pupils Youth 2010s also made a great show at the festival They tried really hard and all left with smiles. Frank Stacey was definitely man of the match with an outstanding performance in goal.

A CDJFA spokesperson said: ‘The 2010s left town having never played five aside and with no goalie, they all can be proud of their efforts.’

The 2008/09s played in the 2008 section and organisers said an extra well done to the 2009s for stepping up and playing at that level.

This team won the festival Fairplay award 2018 for showing good sportsmanship and conducting themselves well.

Campbeltown and District Juvenile Football Association’s (CDJFA)Mini Kickers 2018 sessions have kicked off.

Mini Kickers is for pre school children starting school in 2018.

A CDJFA spokesperson said: ‘Playing football at an early age can instill positive habits that last a lifetime.

‘Teamwork, decision making, confidence and communication are just some of the skills taught with music in sessions acting a motivator for children and creating a good atmosphere.’

Mini Kickers main activities include dribbling, individual skills, passing and shooting.

There is also a balloon to develop interaction – rolling, catching and bouncing are just some of the methods used.

Having fun is the main aim.

Pictured with the 2007s are coaches Rhys Blair and Dougie Renton after Partick Thistle player Martin Woods presented the medals.  NO_c09gartcairn01

Coaches Neil, Archie and Robbie led the 2008/09s team seen here with the Fairplay award. NO_c09gartcairn03

Campbeltown Pupils 2010s. NO_c09gartcairn02

Mini Kickers. NO_c09minikickers01

A second group of Mini Kickers. NO_c09minikickers02