Wee Toon soccer stars land at Lochnell Football Festival

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More than 80 children from Campbeltown and District Juvenile Football Association (CDJFA) enjoyed a weekend of fun and football at their first festival since 2019.

The youngsters, playing in 13 small teams, joined more than 400 young footballers from across Argyll and Lochaber at Lochnell Football Club’s fifth football festival at North Connel near Oban.

Postponed from last year, the popular event attracted 54 teams across six primary school age groups, with fun fours and five-a-sides for younger children in the morning followed by keenly contested seven-a-side matches for older players in the afternoon.

After a day of non-stop action, each player richly deserved their commemorative medal, provided by Anderson Banks Solicitors and Estate Agents, the festival’s sponsor for the second year.

Lochnell Football Club greatly appreciates the continued support of the local firm and thanked all visiting teams, coaches, parents and referees for making the day such a resounding success.

‘The Campbeltown children had the best day from start to finish and did all the coaches and parents proud,’ said a CDJFA spokesperson.