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Do not fall into 'The Comparison Trap'

  As more and more children battle to be the best at younger and younger ages, what is the damage to those children around them, who ...

GoFitba project goes to Ayrshire and visits Kilmarnock Community Trust

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PREVIEW: Falkirk Stadium ready to host Harmony Row and Spartans Youth FC in SYFA Cup semi-final

  Sunday 11th March marks the beginning of the SYFA Cup semi-finals and with just one match separating all teams involved from a memo...

Celtic making advances in women's football

    Women's football in Scotland has advanced so much in the last five years and that is through the efforts of clubs ma...

  • Do not fall into 'The Comparison Trap'

  • GoFitba project goes to Ayrshire and visits Kilmarnock Community Trust

  • CLUB PROFILE: Clydebank FC show that you can start from nothing and rise straight to the top

  • PREVIEW: Falkirk Stadium ready to host Harmony Row and Spartans Youth FC in SYFA Cup semi-final

  • Celtic making advances in women's football

 

 
Rayner Photography were offering a comprehensive photo service throughout the event and you can still buy yours. Click here to check out their website and request a photo.
 
Cumbernauld Colts FC held their annual soccer festival this weekend to great success, with numerous local teams coming together to compete in a football filled two days Ravenswood Playing Fields, with age groups spread between 1997 - 2004 age groups.
 
The event promoted the Positive Coaching Scotland initiative, which is backed by the Scottish FA. Football has a unique opportunity to teach life less to children and PCS can do this by way of helping club leaders, parents teachers and coaches to encourage young people to stay in football, focusing on the development of skills and that winning in life is achieved through effort. 
 
The festival’s positive atmosphere was apparent throughout the different age groups, from watching the soccer fours in the morning on the astro pitches, through to the u15s final going to a penalty shootout on the final day. Stewart McKenzie, chairman of Cumbernauld Colts told YFS:
 
 “All of the age groups in the 4s, 7s and 11s have shown a great attitude over two days and everyone seems to have thoroughly enjoyed it. A preseason event like this both great for their physical workout as well as the community aspect, bringing clubs together in preparation for the season ahead.”
 
Congratulations to the winners - 
U15s - Cumbernauld Colts 2 v 2 Murieston (Murieston won on penalties)
U14s - Glenboig 7 v 0 Kilsyth Athletic
U13s - Cumbernauld Colts 0 v 1 Aston Villa
 
 
Look out for video from the event coming soon!